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)!
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.
We had a big snack, rode the Panoramic Wheel and then cooled down in the Green Barn to do some artwork.
Afterward, we checked into our hotel, rested, and then had a long dinner at the Black Bear Diner.
We returned to Gilroy Gardens to collect candy and play.
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.
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.
From Daddy: Above is a montage of photos from his Orange Belt exam!
From Daddy: We are proud of our Orange Belt! Click below or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J4tCr_0_AwM to see his exam.
He was happy to put on the new belt!
From Daddy: Three weeks ago (during the week of July 17 – 21, 2017), he was a Junior Counselor at the Bay Area Discover Museum. Essentially he was too old (go figure!) to be a student in their camps, so he became a junior counselor instead!
He assisted the main counselor Jackson. In fact, a couple of the campers did not really speak English, so he helped with Cantonese while Jackson knew some Mandarin.
Each morning, he attended a meeting full of adult counselors before the campers arrived.
It sounded like a great experience! When I arrived home at the end of the day, I would ask him how was work!
Super-Hero Poses Through the Years
(The original inspiration for the super-hero pose was Pocoyo. Click above to watch the episode.)
From Daddy: He really enjoyed this week at MV Code Club as well as breakfasts at Mel’s Drive In on Monday and Friday mornings. Mel’s is only about one block from Code Club and Monday’s would be his birthday breakfast.
By the second day of camp, he wanted to demonstrate his “work.”
On the third day, he could show the code (in Scratch) that he created for a game!
A great week of camp and we look forward to weekly afternoon classes in the fall!
Speaking of his birthday, he enjoyed this Mario Mini Radio Control Kart!
(or click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JRFwCoodbdE to watch him drive it down our hallway)