Mother’s Day 2017!

2017 05 14 Mother's Day

Mommy got this poster and some home made ceramics projects from the boy, May 14, 2017

From Daddy: Happy Mother’s Day!

2017 05 14 Grandmother's Day

Ngen-Ngen got a poster for Mother’s Day and a great piece of art from the boy, May 14, 2017

The boy got to play ping pong during our visit with Yeah-Yeah and Ngen-Ngen.

Two Days Ago

Ice cream after Field Day with friends. Watch them play by clicking below or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=asy041Cxo14

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Field Day

2017 05 12 10.30.01 Selfie, May 12, 2017, 10:30 a.m.

Field Day, May 12, 2017, 10:30 a.m.

From Daddy: One day in the Spring, near the end of the school year, is Field Day for his elementary school. All kids converge to Sunset Rec Center, gather and snack, and then rotate to various activity stations. There seemed to be seven or eight stations, and each class played at four of them. His class had a basketball challenge

a flag ball-capture challenge against another third-grade class (which his class won three times in a row; I’m not sure why the other class had no success)…

…a game of tag where kids would run across an open field to safe bases, avoiding being tagged by some adults, and finally a team challenge shooting bouncey balls into trash cans from various spots.

The main event were relay races simulating a Dragon Boat. The winner of the third-grace Dragon Boat race

…was his class!

What a fun day!

Afterward, we had an impromptu video game play date and pizza dinner plus ice cream dessert with friends!

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Yellow Belt!

From Daddy: The boy has been attending Aikido class since February, and today he passed the examination for his yellow belt! We are so proud!

Last Week

(or click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0oPzp4hzC5k

Three Weeks Ago

(or click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RgytUUWUSKs

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End of Basketball for the Season

From Daddy: Today was the final of six sessions in our current run of basketball with Legarza. (Click above or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yvia3HhqcDE to watch shooting practice. Click below or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vkmPF8Bs2C4 to watch the game.

It was great! We almost decided to take a hiatus, but a friend almost joined and we enrolled. The friend was not unable to join after all, but we’re glad that we did. He had a great time. Thanks coaches!

Last Week

Click above or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hILKRTjmDoA to watch last week’s shooting practice. Click below or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-bPe4I9gMpI to watch last week’s game.

Three Weeks Ago

There was no basketball two weeks ago due to Easter Sunday. Click above or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UtWPZ3JCCaw to watch defensive practice. He was the only kid to steal from the coach! Click below or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SydmQ61DuNo to watch the game.

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Busy Weekend

From Daddy: He had a great and busy weekend! Saturday morning began with Aikido class (click above or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0oPzp4hzC5k to watch a bit).

Afterward, we ran an errand at Best Buy and then played in Golden Gate Park at a picnic/party thrown by his before and afterschool care program.

(Click above to see some games, but make sure to stick around or skip ahead to his favorite–playing in inflatable sumo-style smashing suits at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NChgSYp-Zng)

2017 04 29 13.00.07 GLO in the Park - Sumo Smash, April 29, 2017, 1 p.m.

Beanie in a sumo smash suit at GLO in the Park, April 29, 2017, 1 p.m.

2017 04 29 11.44.21 GLO in the Park - bounce house, April 29, 2017, 11:44 a.m.

He loved this bounce house obstacle course at GLO in the Park, April 29, 2017, 11:44 a.m.

That evening, Nick came over to take him to enjoy Boss Baby and dinner. That was his favorite part. Meanwhile, we attended him school’s dinner auction fundraiser. Cheers to his classroom project below (or click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QohcwM6QhQg!

The boy's personalized Jenga block, made for the school dinner/auction, April 29, 2017, 5:39 p.m.

The boy’s personalized Jenga block, made for the school dinner/auction, April 29, 2017, 5:39 p.m.

2017 04 29 17.03.48 AFY Dinner Auction, April 29, 2017, 5:03 p.m.

Before the event started, April 29, 2017, 5:03 p.m.

On Sunday, he had his final basketball session of the season and a playdate with a friend.

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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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