Donald Duck

2015 04 25 Donald Duck - Robert, April 25, 2015, 2:01 p.m.

Donald Duck and boy, April 25, 2015, 2:01 p.m.

From Daddy: He and Mommy noticed the signs at Serramonte this week that Donald and Daisy Duck would make an appearance at the mall’s food court this afternoon to celebrate the reopening/remodel of the mall’s Disney Store. He is a big fan of Mickey Mouse Clubhouse on the Disney Jr channel, so he really wanted to attend. Donald and Daisy would alternate every half hour, and he really hoped for Donald.

We drove directly to Serramonte after swimming class. We were greeted by a long line that the hostess told us would be 20 – 25 minutes. The wait turned out to be far shorter and thankfully Daisy switched with Donald shortly before we got to the head of the line!

2015 04 25 Daisy Duck, April 25, 2015, 2:31 p.m.

Daisy Duck, April 25, 2015, 2:31 p.m. Sorry Daisy, but Donald was his preference.

Thinking that it would be a longer wait, Mommy left the line, but they allowed her to jump into a photo!

2015 04 25 Donald Duck - family 2, April 25, 2015, 2:12 p.m.

Donald Duck and family, April 25, 2015, 2:12 p.m.

Afterward, we visited the new Disney Store. Mommy correctly observed that the store seemed more like an amusement park gift shop. We got to watch the amazing HD screen (I programmed some Miles from Tomorrowland clips for him to watch) while Mommy surprised him with some Disney pajamas.

2015 04 25 Disney Pajamas 2, April 25, 2015, 3:01 p.m.

Disney Pajamas, April 25, 2015, 3:01 p.m.

We loved our photos and were so glad that we went!

Earlier

2015 04 25 Swimming underwater, April 25, 2015, 12:59 p.m.

He loves to dunk himself underwater occasionally, April 25, 2015, 12:59 p.m.


(or click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=frRgV0WZvxU to see him swim)

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One of the Best Days of His Life

2015 04 18 GLO Picnic - Chasing Bubbles, April 18, 2015, 1:59 p.m.

Chasing Bubbles at the picnic, April 18, 2015, 1:59 p.m.

From Daddy: We emerged having walked about block through trees into Marx Meadow to behold booths and inflatable houses at the picnic sponsored by his before- and after-school program. “This is one of the best days of my life!!!” he exclaimed.

2015 04 18 GLO Picnic - Cheesey mouth 2, April 18, 2015, 2:14 p.m.

At some point, he freely wandered behind the food booth, near the burger grill, and chatted up one of the teacher/helpers. He convinced her to give him her bag of Cheetos. It is difficult to see in the photo but there was a lot of Cheetos dust around his mouth, April 18, 2015, 2:14 p.m.


(or click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AXU-oxZSu6Y to see his launch rockets)

2015 04 18 14.40.17 Stomp Rocket 1, April 18, 2015, 2:40 p.m.

He loved to play with the stomp Rocket! We befriended the principal of another school and he taught her adorable daughter Lily how best to launch the rocket, April 18, 2015, 2:40 p.m.


(or click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KuGd_z2dxTQ to see him end the day in a jump house)

So much fun!

Yesterday

Back with basketball!


(or click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0E83Tb_21vk to watch dribbling practice)


(or click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1DwSMngfgCk to watch his game; for once his was on the team with fewer players assuring more game time for himself)

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Swimming Forward

From Daddy: He was promoted in his swimming class!

Swimming Ribbon 3, April 19, 11:02 p.m.

Swimming Ribbon earned on April 18, 2015

This promotion has been a long time coming–maybe over a year! However, his backswim impressed his teacher yesterday and she proclaimed his promotion in the video above (or click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fgC0qXxZp98 to watch)!

2015 04 18 Swimming 1, April 18, 2015, 12:39 p.m.

Laughing as his swimming teacher is splashed, April 18, 2015, 12:39 p.m.


(or click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8nez-04CjY to watch the beginning of his swimming class yesterday)

2015 04 18 Swimming 2, April 18, 2015, 12:52 p.m.

Swimming as he prepares to jump off the deep end, his favorite segment of class, April 18, 2015, 12:52 p.m.


(or click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0-Z7J0ATXIs to watch him swim in the deep end yesterday)

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Back in the Swing

From Daddy: Yesterday was my first opportunity observe him in this spring session of The First Tee. Above (or click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uDq_Tlkzek0) is a great video of his time on the putting green; at one point his sunk six puts in a row! Below (or click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NTh0I3r8esI) was his time on the driving range.

He loved yesterday’s session!

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Back to Basketball


(or click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=waYnPXXC3ag to watch his game)

From Daddy: After many months, including his being ill two weeks ago and last week’s Easter holiday, he finally rejoined basketball. He enjoyed it so much. It looked like he belonged, and I wish that he would have been able to join a league sooner.


(or click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=teMTfxBksBE to watch him and the other kids try to dribble two basketballs at once)

2015 04 12 15.19.38 with Turk, April 12, 2015, 3:19 p.m.

Smiling after basketball when we picked up a friend at a playground, April 12, 2015, 3:19 p.m.

One Week Ago

2015 04 06 10.38.14 Aquarium of the Bay, April 6, 2015, 10:38 a.m.

In line on the way to Aquarium of the Bay for a field trip for which Mommy was fortunate enough to chaperone, April 6, 2015, 10:38 a.m.

2015 04 06 12.15.11 Aquarium of the Bay, April 6, 2015, 12:15 p.m.

Boy and jellyfish at the Aquarium of the Bay, April 6, 2015, 12:15 p.m.

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Happy Not Birthday


(or click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0g3_u3MSF_w for the party)

From Daddy: Ga-Ga, Di-Di, and he played at the preschool this afternoon and they threw him a pretend birthday party!

2015 04 11 17.09.34 Preschool dinner, April 11, 2015, 5:09 p.m.

The boys prepared a make-believe dinner for us at preschool just before his make-believe birthday party, April 11, 2015, 5:09 p.m.


(or click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YyoTiiMm_mI to see him swim earlier in the day)

2015 04 11 11.08.13 Snuggling in bed, April 11, 2015, 11:08 a.m.

A little snuggling in bed before going to swimming, April 11, 2015, 11:08 a.m.

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Easter 2015!

2015 04 05 Easter Egg Hunt, April 5, 2015, 7:22 a.m.

Just before the Easter Egg Hunt, April 5, 2015, 7:22 a.m.


(or click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=865Ic_ZwVSQ to watch the Easter Egg hunt!)

From Daddy: We had a great Easter Weekend!

2015 04 02 Easter Egg Dye 1, April 2, 2015, 1:15 p.m.

Granddad is either checking egg dye or his coffee mug, April 2, 2015, 1:15 p.m.

On Thursday, he dyed Easter eggs with Grandma and Granddad.

2015 04 02 Easter Egg Dye 5, April 2, 2015, 1:24 p.m.

Orange you glad that someone remembered to take this photo?, April 2, 2015, 1:24 p.m.

2015 04 02 Easter Egg Dye 7, April 2, 2015, 1:36 p.m.

Ready for the hunt!, April 2, 2015, 1:36 p.m.

2015 04 02 Easter Egg Dye 8, April 2, 2015, 2 p.m.

A boy and his Easter eggs, April 2, 2015, 2 p.m.

2015 04 02 Easter - Grandma, April 2, 2015, 2:02 p.m.

Easter Grandma and boy, April 2, 2015, 2:02 p.m.

2015 04 02 Easter - Grandma and Granddad, April 2, 2015, 2:02 p.m.

Easter Grandparents, April 2, 2015, 2:02 p.m.

2015 04 02 Granddad napping, April 2, 2015, 2:38 p.m.

After dyeing eggs, Granddad deserves some rest, April 2, 2015, 2:38 p.m.

On Saturday, he visited the Easter Bunny after swimming class!

2015 04 04 15.04.18 Easter Bunny, April 4, 2015, 3:04 p.m.

Grandma and the Easter Bunny, April 4, 2015, 3:04 p.m.

2015 04 04 15.05.23 Easter Bunny, April 4, 2015, 3:05 p.m.

A photo with the Easter Bunny, April 4, 2015, 3:05 p.m.


(or click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SlXQz9lUmMI for a quick dive)

And, of course, an Easter egg hunt on Easter Morning! We also enjoyed Easter dinner at home with family (but no photos).

2015 04 04 Granddad on Robert, April 4, 2015, 6:56 p.m.

Granddad needed a nap after dinner, April 4, 2015, 6:56 p.m.

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