Happy Easter!

From Daddy: Above is a video of this morning’s Easter Egg Hunt!

At the beginning of the video below, he explains to the Reverend Jenna Meyers about looking for the last eggs:

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Hyde Street Pier

From Daddy: Today, I chaperoned a field trip with the boy’s third-grade class to the Hyde Street Pier! I don’t think that I’d been there since I was in the third grade! Thanks to my group of kids whom I named “Team P-P-A-P,” a favorite song of the boy and his peers.

This Morning

Before school, we had a great breakfast with Uncle Albert. (Thanks for buying, Uncle Albert!) Above is a video that the boy took with my phone

Earlier This Week

His final swimming class! Yay!

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I Love This Part: The Fiction Part

For the past few months, we’ve been listening to some great podcasts about science aimed for kids. We listen to Brains On, But Why: A Podcast for Curious Kids, and Tumble from Lindsay Patterson and the goofy Marshall Escamilla. This podcasts entertain the boy, stoke his curiosity, and make him smile.

Last Sunday, on the way home from basketball, we were listening to the Brains On episode “Do we all see the same colors?” (click to visit that episode) around the 2:43 mark, he adorably exclaimed, “I love this part: The fiction part,” as he noticed that the episode was transitioning into a cute illustrative audio skit about how eyes work.

Basketball

Below is a video of that basketball game from last week.

He had his doubts about wanting to attend the game, but afterward he declare that it was great “because it’s not about winning or losing, but about having fun,” he declared. I’m glad that he had fun!

We began a new six-week series of basketball. Last week was the third session. We missed the previous one because he was ill. A video of the game from the first session is below.

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Driving Simulator

From Daddy: While buying a birthday present for Grandpa, he had an opportunity to play at the driving range simulator at the Roger Dunn Golf Shop in North Hollywood. (Click above or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fkxp7ehKXgg to watch him.)

He and I also practiced at the putting green, February 19, 2017

He and I also practiced at the putting green, February 19, 2017

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Measuring his height at Roger Dunn, February 19, 2017, 1:53 p.m.

We were visiting Grandpa and Grandma Pam over the President’s Day weekend, and he made sure to work out at York Park.

Beanie and the cardio walker in York Park, February 19, 2017, 2:53 p.m.

Beanie and the elliptical in York Park, February 19, 2017, 2:53 p.m.

Beanie and the cardio walker, February 19, 2017, 3:08 p.m.

Beanie and the cardio walker, February 19, 2017, 3:08 p.m.

Mommy walked over to bring us snacks.

Donut Friend box, February 19, 2017

Donut Friend box, February 19, 2017

Variety pack from Donut Friend, February 19, 2017

Variety pack from Donut Friend, February 19, 2017

This Evening

Teacher demonstrating to him. He's the only student that showed up this evening, February 21, 2017, 5:03 p.m.

Teacher demonstrating to him. He’s the only student that showed up this evening, February 21, 2017, 5:03 p.m.

He received a swimming achievement! (Click below or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vGHpiQGg3uQ)

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Congratulations on your swimming achievement, February 21, 2017, 5:30 p.m.

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Swimming achievement, February 21, 2017, 5:37 p.m.

2017-02-21-18-07-12-mels, February 21, 2017, 6:07 p.m.

He was happy with my attempt to comb his hair, February 21, 2017, 6:07 p.m.

Last Night

2017-02-20-18-42-37-calfornia-pizza-kitchen, February 20, 2017, 6:42 p.m.

We drove home and stopped for dinner at California Pizza Kitchen in Emeryville. By the end, he was really tired and wore Mommy’s purse string, February 20, 2017, 6:42 p.m.

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Level 4 Swimming Achieved!

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Official photo with his certificate, February 14, 2017, 5:43 p.m.

From Daddy: He did it! He achieved Level 4 in his swimming class! (Click below or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HLDmyJTBuF4 to watch him swim.)

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Level 4 achieved!, February 14, 2017, 5:30 p.m.

His ribbon, February 14, 2017

His ribbon, February 14, 2017

His certificate, February 14, 2017

His certificate, February 14, 2017

Today

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My snack today, February 15, 2017, 2:57 p.m.

Chocolate heart, February 15, 2017

Chocolate heart, February 15, 2017

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

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At school this morning, February 14, 2017, 8:28 a.m.

From Daddy: He said today, “Man, I’ve had so many sweets today. Before I have any more, I probably need a doctor check-up. He would say, ‘You shouldn’t eat so many sweets,’ and I would say, ‘Beat it, it’s Valentine’s Day!’ ”

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Valentine’s dinner at Izzy’s, February 14, 2017, 6:46 p.m.

Tonight at home, we watched and enjoyed “Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown” as a family.

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Seriously Thinking of Spending More Time

From Daddy: We had basketball today after taking last year off. We’ll have next week off as well. (Click above or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OSgy_NaqNc4 to see him play.)

Yesterday

He spent the evening and had dinner at his friend’s mom’s parents’ house. Upon leaving and receiving praise from the grandmother, he says to his friends mom, “I’m seriously thinking about spending more time with your parents.”

This happened while some of his schoolmates marched in the parade!

Last Week

What happens when Daddy calls him out for being naughty, February 4, 2017

What happens when Daddy calls him out for being naughty: he searches on YouTube…, February 4, 2017

Two Weeks Ago

The basketball clap-and-catch drill (click above or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NUyaDFdJEKo) for which he tied for best…

…shooting around (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ZSs_aOGLGE) and basketball game (below; click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ltpsy7qRSy0).

He can't sit still while he's subbed out of the basketball game, February 12, 2017

He can’t sit still while he’s subbed out of the basketball game, February 12, 2017

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