Not the Best Basketball

From Daddy: Not the best basketball this weekend, but we had fun! (Click above or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AQOj0qJqLQc)

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That…Is…Genius!

From Daddy: Just before we left to Grandma and Granddad’s, Mommy unveiled Mario and Luigi slippers for him to wear there because Granddad has recently been very insistent that we wear shoes around their house. Upon seeing the slippers, he said, “That…is…genius!”

Four Days Ago

Click above or here to watch him play Head’s Up with me.

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Happy Thanksgiving 2017!

From Daddy: Happy Thanksgiving! We’re in Southern California now but plan to return home tomorrow!

Two Days Ago

2017 11 21 12.09.08 Air Force One, November 21, 2017, 12:09 p.m.

Air Force One at the Reagan Library, November 21, 2017, 12:09 p.m.

2017-11-21 13.12.09 Berlin Wall at Reagan Library, November 21, 2017, 1:12 p.m.

A slab from the Berlin Wall at Reagan Library, November 21, 2017, 1:12 p.m.

2017-11-21 14.31.11 Fountain at Reagan Library, November 21, 2017, 2:31 p.m.

At the fountain in the courtyard, after our visit to the Reagan Library, November 21, 2017, 2:31 p.m.

Last Night

2017 11 22 21.16.26 Descanso Garden sign, November 22, 2017, 9:16 p.m.

A visit to the spectacular Descanso Gardens decorated for the night, November 22, 2017, 9:16 p.m.

2017 11 22 21.06.58 Descanso Gardens - Flower Power, November 22, 2017, 9:06 p.m.

This was called “Flower Power.” It was the first garden, but we went in reverse so it was the last one we visited, November 22, 2017, 9:06 p.m.

2017 11 22 21.05.40 Descanso Gardens - Rainbow Sycamores, November 22, 2017, 9:05 p.m.

Rainbow Sycamores: The second garden at Descanso Gardens, November 22, 2017, 9:05 p.m.

2017 11 22 20.49.06 Descanso Gardens - Starlight Garden, November 22, 2017, 8:49 p.m.

Family pose in the Starlight Garden, November 22, 2017, 8:49 p.m.


Click above or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uE_j-EHDx9M to see him play with “Celestial Shadows,” a geometric art installation that explores geometric shapes through shadows inside the Starlight Garden inside Descanso Gardens.

Yesterday Morning

Lining up dominoes (click above or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lqInI6ZerRk.

Last Weekend

Not a great game of basketball (click above or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3YbpqyaNBmA).

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New Round of Basketball

From Daddy: Great game last week (click https://youtu.be/fTEzu-puyHk or below)…

…not so great game yesterday (click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O9F0wjWQtYY or below)!

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Return to Gilroy Gardens

Mommy and Beanie at Black Bear Diner in Gilroy, October 7, 2017, 6:20 p.m.

Mommy and Beanie at Black Bear Diner in Gilroy, October 7, 2017, 6:20 p.m.

From Daddy: Not too long after aikido class on Saturday, we packed up the car and drove to Gilroy Gardens, our Happy Place. We parked, he and Mommy did the Garlic Twirl, we rode on Balloon Flight, and then we went to the Water Oasis where he enjoyed some Dippin’ Dots. After that, he frolicked in the water.

2017 10 07 14.17.48 Gilroy Gardens - Water Oasis, October 7, 2017, 2:17 p.m.

Beanie at the Water Oasis at Gilroy Gardens, October 7, 2017, 2:17 p.m.

We had a big snack, rode the Panoramic Wheel and then cooled down in the Green Barn to do some artwork.

Beanie and Mommy's art contest at the Green Barn at Gilroy Gardens, October 7, 2017

Beanie and Mommy’s art contest at the Green Barn at Gilroy Gardens, October 7, 2017

Afterward, we checked into our hotel, rested, and then had a long dinner at the Black Bear Diner.

He devours a pizza for dinner at the Black Bear Diner. The pizza looked burnt, but he loved it. Service was terrible; we probably waited half an hour for our dinner, October 7, 2017, 7:03 p.m.

He devours a pizza for dinner at the Black Bear Diner. The pizza looked burnt, but he loved it. Service was terrible; we probably waited half an hour for our dinner, October 7, 2017, 7:03 p.m.

We returned to Gilroy Gardens to collect candy and play.

2017 10 07 20.23.26 Gilroy Gardens - Outside Green Barn, October 7, 2017, 8:23 p.m.

We took a photo outside the Green Barn that evening. Notice he is wearing a basketball jersey for the Halloween theme, October 7, 2017, 8:23 p.m.

2017 10 07 20.35.57 Gilroy Gardens - Bonfonte Falls, October 7, 2017, 8:35 p.m.

Bonfonte Falls was illuminated for Halloween, but it was more festive than creepy, October 7, 2017, 8:35 p.m.

2017 10 07 20.36.04 Gilroy Gardens - Bonfante Falls, October 7, 2017, 8:36 p.m.

They added mist at Bonfante Falls for effect. Also, there was a secret walkway leading back to the Marketplace, October 7, 2017, 8:36 p.m.

2017 10 07 20.50.36 Gilroy Gardens - Candy Skulls, October 7, 2017, 8:50 p.m.

Day of the Dead display, October 7, 2017, 8:50 p.m.

Victory at the Hay Maze, October 7, 2017, 8:54 p.m. He made numerous attempts and reduced his time to reaching the middle to 9.9 seconds.

Victory at the Hay Maze, October 7, 2017, 8:54 p.m. He made numerous attempts to traverse the Hay Maze and reduced his time to reaching the middle to 9.9 seconds.

2017 10 07 21.25.05 Gilroy Gardens - Bat, October 7, 2017, 9:25 p.m.

Nighttime bat, October 7, 2017, 9:25 p.m.

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Basketball Is Back

From Daddy: It’s been a long time, but he’s back in basketball! He wanted a few months off but he wanted to resume. Click above to see him play last week or below to see him play a couple of days ago.

This Weekend

2017 09 30 17.01.22 Bowling, September 30, 2017, 5:01 p.m.

On an outing at Presidio Bowl with Mommy’s church, he outbowled his parents, September 30, 2017, 5:01 p.m.

One Month Ago

Click above to see the video that he made on his final day at Grandpa and Grandma Pam’s house in L.A. They have since moved to Colorado.

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More Aikido

Beanie's Orange Belt Exam for Aikido, August 26, 2017, 10:22 a.m.

Beanie’s Orange Belt Exam for Aikido, August 26, 2017, 10:22 a.m.

From Daddy: Above is a montage of photos from his Orange Belt exam!

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