Off the Deep End

From Daddy: He really enjoyed his swimming class last weekend! Click above or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F5e_yVq6qY4 to watch.

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Haircut

From Daddy: He’s been wanting a hair color for weeks. We were busy two weeks ago and we visited the cemetery last week with Goo-Poo, Vickie Goo-Goo, and Adrienne Goo-Goo, so we didn’t have the time.

Last night, on the way to a fundraiser at Mommy’s school, I stopped by to make an appointment for 9:30 the following morning. (At the fundraiser, over $22,000 was raised for science curriculum equipment.)

2015 03 22 Orange Smart Car 2, March 22, 2015, 9 a.m.

Orange Smart Car, March 22, 2015, 9 a.m.

This morning, we walked to the salon. On the way, he asked if I would like to spend two months in space.

I told him that I didn’t want to.

He asked why.

I said that I would miss him and Mommy.

He said, “It would be okay” if he spent two months in space, “as long as it was not one year.”

2015 03 22 Hair Cut, March 22, 2015, 9:28 a.m.

Hair Cut, March 22, 2015, 9:28 a.m.

I e-mailed Yeah-Yeah and Ngen-Ngen about the haircut, and they joined us. We played and then walked to Sheng Kee Bakery (or “Shane Keep” as I sent an auto-corrected e-mail to Mommy). After snacks, we walked to Cricket Wireless to show the grandparents their coverage map that he loves. It hangs on the wall and he likes to lay on their beanbags to gaze at it.

Cricket Wireless coverage map

Cricket Wireless coverage map

Cricket plans

Cricket plans

Later, he joined Mommy at preschool to play and then we had a playdate and dinner with friends.

Yesterday

I asked him if he wanted to go to McDonald’s this weekend and he declined. (Funny though, at the salon this morning, Google Now anticipated the possibility of our going and estimated the drive to have been fifteen minutes from the salon.)

Then I asked him if he wanted a haircut this weekend and he agreed. I asked when he preferred, and he replied, “Three, slash, twenty-two, slash, fifteen!” Yup, he meant 3/22/2015 which would be today.

Then I asked what he might want to do in terms of a playdate, and he suggested the friends that we visited tonight.

Mid-day was his swimming class. There was an evaluation in the beginning of the class with an unfamiliar teacher. We don’t know the result.


(or click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LCMinQkLL8c to watch the evaluation)

Wednesday

We had our first dental appointment. He was great!

2015 03 18 16.21.56 Dental x-ray, March 18, 4:21 p.m.

For his first dental appointment, he had an x-ray, March 18, 4:21 p.m.

2015 03 18 16.28.24 Dental visit 1, March 18, 2015, 4:28 p.m.

He was pleased to watch Despicable Me 2 on the ceiling-mounted video screen and I think that he wanted to stay to finish the movie, March 18, 2015, 4:28 p.m.

2015 03 18 16.28.33 Dental visit 2, March 18, 2015, 4:28 p.m.

Happy dental patient, March 18, 2015, 4:28 p.m.

He’s been wanting to visit the dentist ever since watching “The Dentist” episode of Peppa Pig last year.


(or click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ngdh9YJM8i0 to watch “The Dentist”)

Last Weekend

Banquet!

2015 03 15 Banquet - Watching Magic 3, March 15, 2015, 7:27 p.m.

Watching the magic show, March 15, 2015, 7:27 p.m.

2015 03 15 Banquet - Watching Magic 4, March 15, 2015, 7:27 p.m.

Totally watching the magic show, March 15, 2015, 7:27 p.m.

2015 03 15 Banquet - Family 1, March 15, 2015, 8:50 p.m.

Ngen-Ngen, Yeah-Yeah, and boy, March 15, 2015, 8:50 p.m.

2015 03 15 Banquet - Family 2, March 15, 2015, 8:51 p.m.

Family, March 15, 2015, 8:51 p.m.

Wednesday before Last

The Walking School Bus

The Walking School Bus, March 11, 2015

We were supposed to show spirit by joining the “Walking School Bus” to school. He was a little confused by the idea but decided to leave early because he preferred to play before school than walk to it. So we drove.

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Dry Sheets

From Daddy: Two weeks ago, he announced that he was ready to sleep without pull-up diapers. He wore one for a final night and then without even since! He’s only wet his bed one night ever since, a ratio rivaling his best with pull-ups. Great job!

This Morning

After a weeding session in the backyard, the boy and I enjoyed Egg McMuffins at McDonald’s.

2015 03 07 08.42.18 McDonald's, March 7, 2015, 8:42 a.m.

From last week’s McDonald’s run, sitting on the edge of the staircase banister at McDonald’s, March 7, 2015, 8:42 a.m. He didn’t care for the egg in the Bacon, Cheese, and Egg Biscuit last week. He only wanted two bites of hash browns this week. I think that we’re sticking with the McMuffins.

Then we visited the cemetery with visiting family. Then we shopped at Home Depot for more gardening stuff.

2015 03 15 11.19.20 Home Depot, March 15, 2015, 11:19 a.m.

Riding a race car cart at Home Depot, March 15, 2015, 11:19 a.m.

Yesterday


(or click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=scNQ0an4FN4 to see the deep-end segment of yesterday’s swimming class)

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Wisdom in Tea Cups

From Daddy: Here are words of wisdom from the Coach at his school for when there is a conflict on the playground:

YOU can work it out:

  1. RO SHAM BO
  2. Use an “I Statement”
  3. Find a different game
  4. Use the Peace Path
  5. Talk to a junior coach or peer mediator
  6. Talk to an adult

Three Years Ago

2012 03 10 Disneyland Train Station 3, March 10, 2012, 10:40 a.m.

I think that this is in the train station in Disneyland, March 10, 2012, 10:40 a.m.

2012 03 10 Disneyland Train Station 2, March 10, 2012, 10:40 a.m.

On the chain gang in Disneyland, March 10, 2012, 10:40 a.m.

2012 03 10 Disneyland Tea Cups 05, March 10, 2012, 11:33 a.m.

Getting into the Disneyland Mad Hatter Tea Cup, March 10, 2012, 11:33 a.m.

2012 03 10 Disneyland Tea Cups 04, March 10, 2012, 11:33 a.m.

Hello to Buzz Lightyear in the Disneyland Mad Hatter Tea Cup, March 10, 2012, 11:33 a.m.

2012 03 10 Disneyland Tea Cups 08, March 10, 2012, 11:45 a.m.

Riding the Disneyland Tea Cups, March 10, 2012, 11:45 a.m.

2012 03 10 Disneyland Toon Town Fun House 4, March 10, 2012, 3:02 p.m.

He’s always loved the Fun House in Disneyland’s Toon Town, and here is Grandma trying to follow him, March 10, 2012, 3:02 p.m.

2012 03 10 Disneyland Toon Town Fun House 6, March 10, 2012, 3:03 p.m.

Waving in the entrance to Disneyland’s Toon Town’s Fun House, , March 10, 2012, 3:03 p.m.

2012 03 10 Disneyland Toon Town Fun House 1, March 10, 2012, 3 p.m.

At the mailboxes inside the Fun House in Disneyland Toon Town Fun House, March 10, 2012, 3 p.m.

2012 03 10 Disneyland Toon Town Fun House 5, March 10, 2012, 3:02 p.m.

One of his favorite things to do in the Fun House in Disneyland’s Toon Town is to play with the mailboxes (they make noises), March 10, 2012, 3:02 p.m.

2012 03 10 Disneyland Toon Town with Grandma 2, March 10, 2012, 2:55 p.m.

He also loves to climb on this car in Disneyland’s Toon Town, and here he is with Grandma, March 10, 2012, 2:55 p.m.


(or click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1egrgzmNW4 to watch him and Grandma on the car)

2012 03 10 Disneyland Toon Town with Grandma 7, March 10, 2012, 2:58 p.m.

At the fountain in Disneyland’s Toon Town with Grandma, March 10, 2012, 2:58 p.m.

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Welcome Guest

Welcome Guest 2, March 8, 2015, 10:12 p.m.

“Welcome guest,” says his sign. He can’t wait for Grandma and Granddad to arrive. We’re planning to big trip to Gilroy Gardens in a few weeks, March 8, 2015, 10:12 p.m.

Earlier Today

He and I went to Home Depot to run an errand, and then to Serramonte for lunch. He was being mysterious about what he wanted and I went for it. Somehow, he claims, he lost the words to describe pizza (it has something with a “B” in it, he said, which in fact with “b” for “bread” like pizza crust), which I got for him, for which I probably would not have agreed to go to Serramonte had I known that he meant pizza.

After he ate, he said, “I’ll be at the fire!”

2015 03 08 12.50.07 Serramonte Food Court, March 8, 2015, 12:50 p.m.

Looks like a showdown at the fireplace in the Serramonte Food Court, March 8, 2015, 12:50 p.m.

I convinced him to sit with me while I finished lunch by letting him play with my phone. Then we spent time near the fireplace in the food court.

2015 03 08 12.51.43 Serramonte Food Court, March 8, 2015, 12:51 p.m.

Relaxing in a chair by the fireplace in the Serramonte Food Court, March 8, 2015, 12:51 p.m.

2015 03 08 12.53.28 Serramonte Food Court, March 8, 2015, 12:53 p.m.

Bridging the gap between the fireplace and the chair in the Serramonte Food Court, March 8, 2015, 12:53 p.m.

Afterward, on the way home, I drive by the basketball court at Sunset Playground. I noticed the court was available, so we played Around the World (he beat me) and then Ga-Ga and Di-Di joined us.

2015 03 08 13.46.39 Sunset Playground with Ga-Ga, March 8, 2015, 1:46 p.m.

A game of X Square, a variant of Four Square at Sunset Playground with Ga-Ga. Later he would do a go job of trying to include and encourage Di-Di in this game, March 8, 2015, 1:46 p.m.

Yesterday


(or click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4WJzfd9LTEQ to watch the swimming class)

One Month Ago

While shopping at Target in Colma to replace his backpack (now with a big hole), he found these globes.

2015 02 08 10.45.27 Globes, February 8, 2015, 10:45 a.m.

Globes found while shopping at Target, February 8, 2015, 10:45 a.m.

His latest passion is geography and he really wanted one. I suggest that we could find a bigger, better one (because I had secretly been thinking about getting him one). He said, “That’s okay; this will keep me company.” Eventually, I convinced him to wait and we bought a 20-inch inflatable globe that he enjoys, throws, catches, etc.

One Year Ago

2014 Banquet singing 3, March 8, 2014, 7:23 p.m.

Singing at the banquet, March 8, 2014, 7:23 p.m.

2014 Banquet singing 4, March 8, 2014, 7:24 p.m.

Ngen-Ngen encouraging him to sing at the banquet, March 8, 2014, 7:24 p.m.

2014 Banquet watching magic 1, March 8, 2014, 8:08 p.m.

Watching magic at the banquet, March 8, 2014, 8:08 p.m.

2014 Banquet watching magic - applause, March 8, 2014, 8:15 p.m.

Applauding at magic at the banquet, March 8, 2014, 8:15 p.m.

2014 03 08 20.14.03 Daddy and boy, March 8, 2014, 8:14 p.m.

A quick self of Daddy and son during the magic act with Yeah-Yeah in the background, March 8, 2014, 8:14 p.m.

Two Years Ago

2013 03 08 11.22.52 Golf, March 8, 2013, 11:22 a.m.

Driving at the golf course, March 8, 2013, 11:22 a.m.

2013 03 08_11-22-19_190 Golf, March 8, 2013, 11:22 a.m.

How far did it go?, March 8, 2013, 11:22 a.m.

2013 03 08 11.23.04 Golf, March 8, 2013, 11:23 a.m.

The young golfer, March 8, 2013, 11:23 a.m.

Six Years Ago

2009 03 08 Banquet - daddy and stroller, March 8, 2009, 7:02 p.m.

First time at the banquet – daddy and stroller, March 8, 2009, 7:02 p.m.

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2015 Spring Festival

2015 03 06 Chinese Jacket 3, March 6, 2015, 7:36 a.m.

Chinese Jacket, March 6, 2015, 7:36 a.m.

From Daddy: He wore his new Chinese jacket to school yesterday for the annual Spring Festival at school. He likes his jacket and in the video above he practiced ninja moves in it (or click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xkib444bPaw). At before school, he played handball in it (click below or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8xZIw_DgE0s).

By the time of the festival, he warmed up and removed his jacket.

2015 03 06 AFY Spring Festival - before festival, March 6, 2015, 7:52 a.m.

Spring Festival before the chaos, March 6, 2015, 7:52 a.m.

The festival was fun. There were games, snacks, and crafts. He was most interested in the games.


(Click https://www.youtube.com/watch?edit=vd&v=jis3oOh0ObE to watch him bowl. He needed two attempts to win. He won a pencil.)

2015 03 06 AFY Spring Festival - throwing game 2, second time, March 6, 2015, 2:31 p.m.

His second time and his second success at this throwing game at the Spring Festival, March 6, 2015, 2:31 p.m.


(Click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9uK7Q8cFkt8 to watch his throw. He succeeded twice. Two pencils.)


(Click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jAJzmCBrjjg to watch other throwing games.)

2015 03 06 AFY Spring Festival - plane board game 2, March 6, 2015, 2:22 p.m

Playing a plane board game at the Spring Festival, March 6, 2015, 2:22 p.m


(click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pVYlUTHo3qo this looks like a board game reminiscent of a game that his Goo-Goo’s and I played as kids)

Though snacks interested him too!

He later said that he was surprised to see me attend but that he was glad that we could be together.

Today

This morning, we enjoyed some Egg McMuffins at McDonald’s. Also, we read the menu and wanted to try a bacon, egg, and cheese biscuit. The egg was more of a folded omelet, not the psuedo-poached whole egg of the McMuffin, and he didn’t prefer that part. He liked the rest those.

When we returned home, we watched the latest episode of The Amazing Race “#MurphysLaw” online before going to his swimming lesson.

2015 03 07 Swimming 1, March 7, 2015, 12:39 p.m.

Swimming lesson, March 7, 2015, 12:39 p.m.

2015 03 07 Swimming 2, March 7, 2015, 12:57 p.m.

Swimming toward the teacher, March 7, 2015, 12:57 p.m.

2015 03 07 Swimming 3, March 7, 2015, 12:58 p.m.

Splashing around, March 7, 2015, 12:58 p.m.

This evening, we enjoyed a walk down to Irving Street before dinner.

Five Years Ago

Alphabet Mat & Drum 1, March 6, 2010, 10:47 a.m.

Drumming on the alphabet mat, March 6, 2010, 10:47 a.m.

Alphabet Mat & Drum 2, March 6, 2010, 10:47 a.m.

Looking cute on his “drum” and alphabet mat, March 6, 2010, 10:47 a.m.


(or click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2N7w697COFo to see him drum on his alphabet mat)

Six Years Ago

Messy eating, March 7, 2009, 6:57 p.m.

I ate my dinner! And it shows!, March 7, 2009, 6:57 p.m.

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Sunnyside Up

From Daddy: We had a playdate at Sunnyside Playground today. This was out first time there, and he found a great new place to train for American Ninja Warrior. Click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6bxrYlQUD28 to watch. He failed his challenges, but maybe next time.

Yesterday

After a hiatus due to bad traffic and travel to see Grandpa, we finally made it back to swimming class.


(or click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MRFWRXX5DwQ to watch him jump in the pool)

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