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!

2017-02-14-08-28-24-valentines, February 14, 2017, 8:28 a.m.

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!’ ”

2017-02-14-18-46-41-valentines-dinner, February 14, 2017, 6:46 p.m.

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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Happy Birthday Mommy!


(or click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KO8fnCD8tNE)

From Daddy: Mommy took the day off from work. Rest, TV, Tacolicious for dinner, roses, and bundt cake!

Birthday art by the boy this morning, January 31, 2017

Birthday art by the boy this morning, January 31, 2017

Roses for the birthday girl, January 31, 2017

Roses for the birthday girl, January 31, 2017

Yummy bundt cakes, January 31, 2017

Yummy bundt cakes, January 31, 2017

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Birthday cake in Gilroy when Grandma and Granddad could join us, January 28, 2017, 6:19 p.m.

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Chinatown Field Trip & Gilroy Dinner

2017-01-26-10-55-44-cable-car-museum, January 26, 2017, 10:55 a.m.

Cables scrolling across big wheel-like gears at the Cable Car Museum. The California Street line was briefly stopped for some maintenance, January 26, 2017, 10:55 a.m.

From Daddy: On Thursday, I accompanied his class on a field trip!

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We boarded one of two school buses to begin our field trip. The bus took us to the Cable Car Museum, January 26, 2017, 9:57 a.m.

A school bus took us to the Cable Car Museum, outside of which we enjoyed a snack from our lunch boxes. Then we got to explore the museum.

2017-01-26-10-53-17-cable-car-museum, January 26, 2017, 10:53 a.m.

In the lower lever of the Cable Car Museum, we saw gears and a mucky lubricant, January 26, 2017, 10:53 a.m.

2017-01-26-11-03-01-cable-car-museum, January 26, 2017, 11:03 a.m.

His sits in a bank of seats designed to look like a cable car while he briefly watches a film about San Francisco history at the Cable Car Museum, January 26, 2017, 11:03 a.m.

Afterward, we had a long walk to a bakery to pick up Dim Sum then to Willie “Woo Woo” Wong Playground to eat (the Dim Sum and lunch) and to play.

Next, we walked to Gordon J. Lau Elementary School to tutor first graders in Cantonese.

2017-01-26-13-59-39-gordon-j-lau-elementary, January 26, 2017, 1:59 p.m.

In a first grade classroom at Gordon J. Lau Elementary School, he holds an art project. The first grader whom he tutored Chinese stands just off to the left. He wasn’t too keen on her because she didn’t really talk, January 26, 2017, 1:59 p.m.


(or click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tmvK_wmbq4k to see a brief segment of the tutoring session)

Then, photos and a long walk to Market Street. Inside Powell Street Station, we munched on fortune cookies (purchased in Ross Alley between Dim Sum and the playground) before boarding the N-Judah back to school.

2017-01-26-16-11-42-magic-shop, January 26, 2017, 4:11 p.m.

Just after school, we walked with his friend to Uncle Joe’s magic shop Misdirections. We were treated to a magic trick, some conversation, and window shopping, January 26, 2017, 4:11 p.m.

2017-01-26-16-22-48-jamba-juice, January 26, 2016, 4:22 p.m.

Afterward, I rewarded the boys with a Jamba Juice. Next, Mommy picked us up, took us home, and we played, had dinner, and played more until the friend’s mom picked him up, January 26, 2016, 4:22 p.m.

It was a busy and tiring day!

The next day was Friday, but we had the day off of school for the Lunar New Year. We had a friend over for a brief playdate in the morning and then we went to have fun at Yeah-Yeah and Ngen-Ngen’s house at lunchtime.

On Saturday, had more play time and then we met Grandma and Granddad for dinner in Gilroy to celebrate Mommy’s birthday a bit early.


(or click https://youtu.be/xDutZyT0VXc to hear Mommy’s birthday song)

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It’s Raining Basketballs!

From Daddy:


(or click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XjjEocNFsH8)

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