Monthly Archives: October 2013

2013 Happy Halloween!

2013 Halloween Costume 2, October 31, 2013, 7 a.m.

Front of 2013 Halloween Costume, October 31, 2013, 7 a.m.

From Daddy: Robert was THE SOLAR SYSTEM for Halloween!

2013 Halloween Costume 3Front of 2013 Halloween Costume, October 31, 2013, 7 a.m.

Back of 2013 Halloween Costume, October 31, 2013, 7 a.m.

Thank you to the gracious adults of the Sea Cliff neighborhood. We appreciate the hospitality, though a parking lot would have been great too.

2013 Halloween Trick or Treat 2, October 31, 2013, 7:04 p.m.

Trick or Treat!, October 31, 2013, 7:04 p.m.

2013 Halloween Trick or Treat 1, October 31, 2013, 7:03 p.m.

Robert, did you say, “Thank you”?, October 31, 2013, 7:03 p.m.

2013 Halloween Trick or Treat 3, October 31, 2013, 7:04 p.m.

Sun-o-Lantern, October 31, 2013, 7:04 p.m.

2013 Halloween Trick or Treat 4, October 31, 2013, 7:05 p.m.

Candy from basket, October 31, 2013, 7:05 p.m.

2013 Halloween Trick or Treat 5, October 31, 2013, 7:06 p.m.

Halloween Mission Accomplished, October 31, 2013, 7:06 p.m.

2013 Halloween Trick or Treat 6, October 31, 2013, 7:07 p.m.

Bucket of Halloween candy, October 31, 2013, 7:07 p.m.

2013 Halloween Trick or Treat 7, October 31, 2013, 7:29 p.m.

The Inner Planets and Jupiter, October 31, 2013, 7:29 p.m.

2013 Halloween Trick or Treat 8, October 31, 2013, 7:32 p.m.

At the doorstep, October 31, 2013, 7:32 p.m.

Also, we parents appreciate the peanut-based candy; that will reduce what he eats!

2013 Halloween Costume 1, October 31, 2013, 6:59 a.m.

Happy Halloween 2013!, October 31, 2013, 6:59 a.m.

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He Needs to Pass More to Teammates

From Daddy: Here are more highlights from yesterday’s basketball clinic!


(or click http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rHACfLUbJUo on your mobile device to see a longer version of the shooting game that was blogged yesterday)


(or click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ahS_JBFc5gM on your mobile device is see yesterday’s basketball game highlights)

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Throw and Catch


(or click http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mGCCu-qM5F4 on your mobile device to see him throw and catch)

From Daddy: We had another great basketball class today!


(or click http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FZwrS9wBwRM on your mobile device to see him work on fundamentals)

And he had success in the shooting game!


(or click http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rL7Gdx7gZH4 to see his team in the shoot-around)

Yesterday

Here are some photos from Saturday’s swimming class:

2013 10 26 Swimming Class 13, October 26, 2013, 12:51 p.m.

He swam to the edge of the pool!, October 26, 2013, 12:51 p.m.

2013 10 26 Swimming Class 06, October 26, 2013, 12:50 p.m.

Teacher helps him float, October 26, 2013, 12:50 p.m.

2013 10 26 Swimming Class 10, October 26, 2013, 12:50 p.m.

Teacher needs a pool noodle to help him float, October 26, 2013, 12:50 p.m.

2013 10 26 Swimming Class 14, October 26, 2013, 1:09 p.m.

Robert’s award from his swimming teacher!, October 26, 2013, 1:09 p.m.

One Month Ago Today

2013 AFY Carnival dunk board, September 27, 2013, 8:37 a.m.

The day before the school carnival, September 27, 2013, 8:37 a.m.

Two Months Ago Today

Homework for the first time!

2013 08 27 Homework 1, August 27, 2013, 4:24 p.m.

First homework page 1, August 27, 2013, 4:24 p.m.

2013 08 27 Homework 2, August 27, 2013, 4:24 p.m.

First homework page 2, August 27, 2013, 4:24 p.m.

2013 08 27 Homework 3, August 27, 2013, 4:24 p.m.

First homework page 3, August 27, 2013, 4:24 p.m.

2013 08 27 Homework 4, August 27, 2013, 4:24 p.m.

First homework page 4, August 27, 2013, 4:24 p.m.

2013 08 27 Homework 5, August 27, 2013, 5:35 p.m.

First book read for homework, August 27, 2013, 5:35 p.m.

Three Months Ago Today

At Grandma's, July 27, 2013, 9:06 a.m.

Happy at the kitchen table at Grandma’s and Granddad’s, July 27, 2013, 9:06 a.m.

Lowe’s Build and Grow in Santa Clarita!

2013 07 27 Lowe's with Angela 1, July 27, 2013, 10:34 a.m.

Thank you to Angela, July 27, 2013, 10:34 a.m.

2013 07 27 Lowe's with Samantha 2, July 27, 2013, 10:45 a.m.

Project completed at Lowe’s, July 27, 2013, 10:45 a.m.

2013 07 27 Lowe's with Granddad 1, July 27, 2013, 10:37 a.m.

Happy with Granddad at Lowe’s, July 27, 2013, 10:37 a.m.

2013 07 27 Lowe's with Granddad 2, July 27, 2013, 10:37 a.m.

Happy with Granddad and hammer at Lowe’s, July 27, 2013, 10:37 a.m.

Four Months Ago Today


(or click http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xySaMa3HqqU on your mobile device to see him play ping-pong with Ga-Ga!)

Boy Party in the Garden

2013 06 27 Garden Watering with the Boys, June 27, 2013, 6:26 p.m.

Happy watering Yeah-Yeah’s Garden with the boys, June 27, 2013, 6:26 p.m.

Five Months Ago Today

2013 05 27 Jack in the Box 3, May 27, 2013, 10:33 a.m.

Patiently waiting for food on the way home from Santa Clarita, May 27, 2013, 10:33 a.m.

2013 05 27 Jack in the Box 4,, May 27, 2013, 10:33 a.m.

Happy at the restaurant on the way home from Santa Clarita, May 27, 2013, 10:33 a.m.


(or click http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FDu5WC8nLJI for more at the restaurant on the way home from Santa Clarita)

2013 05 27 Jack in the Box 7, May 27, 2013, 10:38 a.m.

A serious looking penguin on the way home from Santa Clarita, May 27, 2013, 10:38 a.m.

2013 05 27 Casa de Fruta - Malt Balls 1, May 27, 2013, 1:33 p.m.

The traditional shopping for a treat on the way home from Santa Clarita, May 27, 2013, 1:33 p.m.

2013 05 27 Casa de Fruta - Train 2, May 27, 2013, 1:37 p.m.

Sitting in the train at Casa de Fruta, May 27, 2013, 1:37 p.m.

2013 05 27 Family Drawing 2, May 27, 2013, 4:34 p.m.

He drew a family portrait when we got home, May 27, 2013, 4:34 p.m.


(or click http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-jInMqQNMRU on your mobile device)

Six Months Ago Today

We were at My Gym!


(or click http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JpiiPHhn6GE and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3MgLVPNJEGI on your mobile device to see him balancing and jumping at My Gym)

He kept trying to tell everyone how great he was at baseball:


(or click http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iJE-1yBdf0g on your mobile device to see him demonstrate his baseball swing)

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Carnival & Swimages

2013 GLO Carnival 3, October 26, 2013, 4:35 p.m.

Mommy and Boy wait in interminable line to play Monster Monopoly, October 26, 2013, 4:35 p.m.

From Daddy: Mommy was out of town for two days. On the morning when Mommy left, Robert came to Daddy’s bedroom to announce that we were going to have a “Boy Party” as Mommy told him to anticipate. He was a great boy during the Boy Party.

2013 GLO Carnival

When Mommy returned, we got to enjoy the GLO Carnival yesterday afternoon. He played four games and although the lines were very long, he had terrific fun. His favorite board game is Monopoly, so he seemed content to accept the 15 – 20 minute wait to play Monster Monopoly.


(or click http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7RJkCLB9W-Q on your mobile device to see him play at the GLO Carnival)

Swimming!

Today, he had a swimming class, and he did a great job SWIMMING! You might have seen his great progress in the video in last week’s post, but it was overshadowed by basketball news. See the video below! Awesome!


(or click http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o19CzpmL6gE on your mobile device to see him SWIM!)

Here’s a longer video of today’s swimming class. Isn’t his progress great?!


(or click http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W0uaBLhz1Vs to see his October 26, 2013, swimming class!)

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New Basketball Class

2013 10 20 Basketball - Coach Says, October 20, 2013, 12:47 p.m.

Eagerly awaiting orders for Coach Says, October 20, 2013, 12:47 p.m.

From Daddy: We made it! Better late than never!


(or click http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mub89XGTwGQ on your mobile device)

Due to some stupidly organized event that caused horrible traffic congestion and closures throughout the city, it took us almost forty-five minutes to get out of San Francisco.

I had to run him into the gym forty minutes late. We quickly explained to Coach Pat that I thought it more rude not to show than to show up really late. Robert and I sat patiently while the kids played. I tried to lead Robert into applause when baskets were made. Robert participated in “Coach Says” and Coach Pat put him into the game late, though there was little game left.


(or click http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ECl4lpPYFXg on your mobile device)

We played around in the gym for the half-hour between classes, and then Robert was permitted to join the dribbling drills with the six-to-eight year-olds in the following class. Robert didn’t feel like staying, but I convinced him to participate and he held up quite well in focus and fundamentals with the older kids before we departed early.


(or click http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ALNDD6Pawmc on your mobile device)

Things didn’t go as planned, but he really had fun and I’m proud of how he conducted himself.

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More Basketball Tomorrow

2013 10 13 Basketball - Good-Bye 3, October 13, 2013, 2 p.m.

With the spoils of coachhood, Coach Pat poses with a star pupil, October 13, 2013, 2 p.m.


From Daddy: Last week was the final class for Robert’s six-week basketball camp in Daly City.
2013 10 13 Basketball - Dribbling 01, October 13, 2013, 1:04 p.m.

Happy as basketball class begins, October 13, 2013, 1:04 p.m.

2013 10 13 Basketball - Dribbling 02, October 13, 2013, 1:05 p.m.

Paying close attention to the coach, October 13, 2013, 1:05 p.m.


(or click http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yZJVZF6Umys on your mobile device)

2013 10 13 Basketball - Dribbling 03, October 13, 2013, 1:05 p.m.

Way in front on the dribbling race, October 13, 2013, 1:05 p.m.

2013 10 13 Basketball - Dribbling 06, October 13, 2013, 1:07 p.m.

How low can you dribble?, October 13, 2013, 1:07 p.m.

I even got to play in a kids versus loved ones Around the World challenge!

2013 10 13 Basketball - Around the World 1, October 13, 2013, 1:27 p.m.

He’s on the far left as the kids line up to play Around the World, October 13, 2013, 1:27 p.m.

2013 10 13 Basketball - Around the World 2, October 13, 2013, 1:27 p.m.

We’re on opposite ends of the World, October 13, 2013, 1:27 p.m.


(or click http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i43TAzL8rQU on your mobile device)

We chatted with him, and he seemed content to have a break from basketball before it returned to San Francisco.

2013 10 13 Basketball - Coach Says 2, October 13, 2013, 1:18 p.m.

Happy playing Coach Says, October 13, 2013, 1:18 p.m.


(or click http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b58x8GR4yUs on your mobile device)

So, we said good-bye to the coach:

2013 10 13 Basketball - Good-Bye 2, October 13, 2013,  1:59 p.m.

Coach got a card and baked good from Robert and See’s Candies from someone else, October 13, 2013, 1:59 p.m.

2013 10 13 Basketball - Good-Bye 4, October 13, 2013, 2 p.m.

Looks like a jump stop, October 13, 2013, 2 p.m.

2013 10 13 Basketball card 1, October 13, 2013

Front of the card that Robert drew for the coach–that’s supposed to be Robert playing basketball, October 13, 2013

2013 10 13 Basketball card 2, October 13, 2013

Inside of the card that Robert drew for the coach, October 13, 2013

2013 10 13 Basketball - Good-Bye 1, October 13, 2013, 1:59 p.m.

Hug from coach, October 13, 2013, 1:59 p.m.

However, chatting with him this week, he wants to continue basketball! So we’re planning to join a basketball class in San Carlos tomorrow!


(or click http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EackJW4gglM on your mobile device)

Swimming Today

Not to forget, Robert had a great swimming class today, too! Great progress!


(or click http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MiY4zNek1Co on your mobile device)

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Great Swim Yesterday!

2013 10 12 Swimming Class 03, October 12, 2013, 12:34 p.m.

Happy Swimmer, October 12, 2013, 12:34 p.m.


From Daddy: We had a great swimming class yesterday!

2013 10 12 Swimming Class 16, October 12, 2013, 12:54 p.m.

Sitting back while patiently waiting his turn, October 12, 2013, 12:54 p.m.

2013 10 12 Swimming Class 14, October 12, 2013, 12:54 p.m.

Not as patient, sitting back, and flipping his flippers October 12, 2013, 12:54 p.m.

For the first time, he glided mostly underwater from the edge of the pool to the island in the middle, about five feet away!

2013 10 12 Swimming Class 09, October 12, 2013, 12:41 p.m.

Teacher preparing him to dive, October 12, 2013, 12:41 p.m.

2013 10 12 Swimming Class 04, October 12, 2013, 12:34 p.m.

Teacher encouraging him to dip his head underwater, October 12, 2013, 12:34 p.m.

I missed getting it on camera but his second attempt which was nearly as good is included in the compilation below. Great job!


(or click http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q4JBRvgTQZs on your mobile device)

TODAY

Today was likely his last basketball class for a while. We’ll try to post highlights soon!

2013 10 13 Basketball - Dribbling 10, October 13, 2013, 1:11 p.m.

Dribbling so fast that the ball is a blur, October 13, 2013, 1:11 p.m.

2013 10 13 Basketball - Dribbling 12, October 13, 2013, 1:11 p.m.

A quick pose with the basketball for the camera, October 13, 2013, 1:11 p.m.

ONE YEAR AGO TODAY:

Grandma, Granddad, Mommy, Daddy, and Robert walked the St. Anne Walkathon!

2012 10 13 St. Anne Walkathon 1 - with Granddad, October 13, 2012, 11:01 a.m.

Waiting with Granddad for Grandma and Mommy, October 13, 2012, 11:01 a.m.

2012 10 13 St. Anne Walkathon 2 - waiting, October 13, 2012, 11:01 a.m.

Bored after the St. Anne Walkathon, October 13, 2012, 11:01 a.m.

2012 10 13 St. Anne Walkathon 3 - with Mommy, October 13, 2012, 11:14 a.m.

Waiting on Mommy in a long line for food, October 13, 2012, 11:14 a.m.

2012 10 13 Nap with Grandma, October 13, 2012, 3:43 p.m.

Napping with Grandma after a long tiring day, October 13, 2012, 3:43 p.m.

FOUR YEARS AGO TODAY

Kitchen 5, October 13, 2009, 6:32 p.m.

Spoon on the kitchen floor, October 13, 2009, 6:32 p.m.

Dinosaur Pajamas, October 13, 2009, 7:37 p.m.

Dinosaur Pajamas, October 13, 2009, 7:37 p.m.


(or click http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=plzjzv8pD24 on your mobile device)

FIVE YEARS AGO TODAY

Play Mat - Hauensteins, October 13, 2008, 8:42 a.m.

Play Mat – Hauensteins, October 13, 2008, 8:42 a.m.

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