Party in the Garden

2016 05 21 12.45.46 Garden Party, May 21, 2016, 12:45 p.m.

At the Garden Party, he saw that it was “almost as tall as me!”, May 21, 2016, 12:45 p.m.

From Daddy: Saturday was the last Garden Party at school for the school year.

2016 05 21 13.36.28 Garden Party, May 21, 2016, 1:36 p.m.

He drew Mario and text in red on the poster for the Garden Party, May 21, 2016, 1:36 p.m.

Yesterday

It was the final basketball pre-league for the school year.


(click above or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2510Bm0n5xc to watch shooting practice. His squad won both times.)


(click above or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Js6AJoXoX4c to watch the scrimmages)

Thank you, Coaches!

2016 05 22 14.16.30 Legarza Coach, May 22, 2016, 2:16 p.m.

Thank you, Coach!, May 22, 2016, 2:16 p.m.

2016 05 22 14.16.48 Legarza Coach, May 22, 2016, 2:16 p.m.

Thanks to the Coach who was raising the hoop for the next session, May 22, 2016, 2:16 p.m.

2016 05 22 14.17.05 Legarza Coach, May 22, 2016, 2:17 p.m.

Thank you as always to Coach Alec, May 22, 2016, 2:17 p.m.

2016 05 22 14.17.20 Legarza Coach, May 22, 2016, 2:17 p.m.

Thank you to Coach Danny, May 22, 2016, 2:17 p.m.

2016 05 22 14.18.10 Legarza Coach, May 22, 2016, 2:18 p.m.

Thank you from Mommy, May 22, 2016, 2:18 p.m.

Friday

Our friend took photos at PE at school.

2016 05 20 152139 PE, May 20, 2016, 3:21 p.m.

Action at PE, May 20, 2016, 3:21 p.m.

2016 05 20 153004 PE, May 20, 2016, 3:30 p.m.

Posing at PE, May 20, 2016, 3:30 p.m.

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Second Grade Spring Sing

From Daddy: I was away this week, and fortunately Mommy captured the above video of his second grade class at the annual Spring Sing! Click above or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IkFP9-f17IM. He was concealed most of the time, but I am proud of him!

Yesterday

I showed his these photos to him at dinner and he loved them.

2016 05 20 12.15.43 Cactus Hotel, May 20, 2016, 12:15 p.m.

A photo of a “cactus hotel” on the way to Sky Harbor International Airport, May 20, 2016, 12:15 p.m. Cactus Hotel was once one of his very favorite books.

2016 05 20 17.46.32 Rippling Waves, May 20, 2016, 5:46 p.m.

He loved this photo of the rippling waves, May 20, 2016, 5:46 p.m.

2016 05 20 17.55.10 Clouds over Los Gatos, May 20, 5:55 p.m.

He loved the clouds in this photo when I was flying over Los Gatos, May 20, 5:55 p.m. He observed, “If you’re high enough, it’s never cloudy!”

2016 05 16 10.19.32 Plane Shadow, May 16, 10:19 a.m.

He loved this photo of the airplane’s shadow taken shortly after my take-off on Monday, May 16, 10:19 a.m.

2016 05 01 17.18.08 Elephant Bar, May 1, 5:18 p.m.

We had dinner at the Elephant Bar near the airport where a plane landed every few minutes. This photo was taken there on May 1, 5:18 p.m.

Two Years Ago

2014 05 21 GLO Connect 4 4, May 21, 2014, 7:57 a.m.

Connect 4 before school, May 21, 2014, 7:57 a.m.

GLO Spring Sing - Kinder Sign, May 21, 2014

Spring Sing Sign, May 21, 2014

His first Spring Sing! Click below or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l5VGIstEMho to watch.

GLO Spring Sing - Robert eating, May 21, 2014, 5:28 p.m.

Spring Sing – Robert eating, May 21, 2014, 5:28 p.m.

January 4, 2009

Jen holds Robert 1, January 4, 2009, 4:51 p.m.

An early look at his eyelashes, January 4, 2009, 4:51 p.m.

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Bedtime Reading

From Daddy: Tonight, he asked me to read to him just before bed. “Okay,” I happily agreed, “pick something to read, but I don’t want to read anything about Mario.”

He replied, “Okay, I’ll read myself.”

His favorite book over the past couple of months, courtesy of Amazon.com

His favorite book over the past couple of months, courtesy of Amazon.com

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Second Grade Dance Performance

From Daddy: The second grade performed dances tonight! Click above or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wDrQ7pyk5Ro to watch!

2016 05 11 18.39.04 Dinner, May 11, 2016, 6:39 p.m.

Enjoying dinner after the dance performance, May 11, 2016, 6:39 p.m.

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Happy Mother’s Day 2016 at Mommy’s Happy Place

Happy Mommy, May 7, 2016, 10:09 a.m.

Happy Mommy, May 7, 2016, 10:09 a.m.

From Daddy: Mommy’s “Happy Place” (and mine as well) is Gilroy Gardens, and we celebrated Mother’s Day a day early there.

Gold ribbon for Beanie's school!, May 6, 2016, 3:10 p.m.

Gold ribbon for Beanie’s school!, May 6, 2016, 3:10 p.m.

Shortly after school (which celebrated its Gold Ribbon that day in the above photo taken by Mommy), we drove down to Gilroy, spent the night, and arrived third in the parking lot at Gilroy Gardens!

Third car in the Gilroy Gardens parking lot, May 6, 2016, 9:45 a.m.

Third car in the Gilroy Gardens parking lot. Mommy was happy and took this photo, May 6, 2016, 9:45 a.m.

As soon as we entered, by custom the boy and I dashed to the Paddle Boats where typically long lines form.

A supervisor had to retrieve a runaway paddle boat. She first tried to push it with a paddle boat of her own, but no luck. She returned with a motor boat, May 6, 2016, 10:23 a.m.

A supervisor had to retrieve a runaway paddle boat. She first tried to push it with a paddle boat of her own, but no luck. She returned with a motor boat, May 6, 2016, 10:23 a.m.

After a delay, we were the first off the dock!

Near the end of our paddle boat ride, I steered us right toward Mommy and she took this photo, May 7, 2016, 10:26 a.m.

Near the end of our paddle boat ride, I steered us right toward Mommy and she took this photo, May 7, 2016, 10:26 a.m.


(click above or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EGkmQplmMjQ to hear Mommy’s happiness!)

The next rides on our list with the South County Backroads, the Round Boats, and then Balloon Flight, all of which tend to build up lines.

South County Backroads, courtesy of the Gilroy Gardens web site. Oddly, he didn't feel like driving this time.

South County Backroads, courtesy of the Gilroy Gardens web site. Oddly, he didn’t feel like driving this time.

Rainbow Garden Round Boat Ride, courtesy of the Gilroy Gardens web site

Rainbow Garden Round Boat Ride, courtesy of the Gilroy Gardens web site


(click above or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uy7GY80UQGI to watch him fly in the balloon by himself for the first time)

Then a snack.

Snacking at Gilroy Gardens, May 7, 2016, 11:22 a.m.

Snacking at Gilroy Gardens, May 7, 2016, 11:22 a.m.

By then, rain was threatening. That explains the short lines. We spent an hour in the Green Barn doing art.

https://www.gilroygardens.org/events/things-to-do/upcoming-events/Green-Barn-Education-Programs

The Green Barn, courtesy of the Gilroy Gardens web site

He drew a spitting face. Mommy asked his why a place dedicated to nature like the Green Barn would care about a spitting face...

He drew a spitting face. Mommy asked his why a place dedicated to nature like the Green Barn would care about a spitting face…

...so then he drew a pooping duck.

…so then he drew a pooping duck.

Later we saw a show with singing produce. It wasn't very good. May 7, 2016, 1:41 p.m.

After lunch, we saw a show with singing produce. It wasn’t very good. May 7, 2016, 1:41 p.m.


Later we ran through Bonafonte Falls. Click above or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JFnd7CxZ_Vw to watch.

It was a happy day!

Happy Mother's Day! The boy told Grandma that he wanted to get a Princess Peach crown for Mommy. It arrived after a delay, May 9, 2016, 3:03 p.m.

Happy Mother’s Day! The boy told Grandma that he wanted to get a Princess Peach crown for Mommy. It arrived after a delay, May 9, 2016, 3:03 p.m.

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Shared Schoolyard

Jumping at the Dianne Feinstein Elementary School schoolyard, April 30, 2016, 12:41 p.m.

Jumping at the Dianne Feinstein Elementary School schoolyard, April 30, 2016, 12:41 p.m.

As part of the Shared Schoolyard Project, the schoolyard at Dianne Feinstein Elementary School opened to the public on weekends starting on Saturday. After we dropped on Mommy at the airport on Saturday, we visited and enjoyed the schoolyard! Click below or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qm9Fz5gIzsQ on your mobile device to watch his message to Mommy!

Later, we met up with friends (and a dog) at Midtown Terrace Playground for play and the adjacent Sutro Reservior for scootering.

Beanie scoots leaving Midtown Terrace Playground, April 30, 2016, 4:23 p.m. Monty the dog is our friend.

Beanie scoots leaving Midtown Terrace Playground, April 30, 2016, 4:23 p.m. Monty the dog is our friend.

Yesterday


(or click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xc9w5RG_Kbw to see him swim!)

Three Days Ago

The league was divided into two sides for free-throw contests. He did well as did his side! Click above or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QFTlzaIRpko to watch.

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What Did the Tooth Fairy Give for Tooth #7?

From Daddy: Click above or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zUr5mGHF3SQ on your mobile device

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