Monthly Archives: January 2014

Happy Birthday Mommy 2014!


(or click http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A9A6wyhNgNI to listen to the birthday song in Cantonese)

2013 01 31 Mommy's Birthday Cake 4, January 31, 2014, 7:19 a.m.

A very happy birthday for Mommy, January 31, 2014, 7:19 a.m.

From Daddy: Happy Birthday Mommy!

2014 Mommy's Birthday Song, January 19, 2014, 6:58 p.m.

An early birthday celebration for Mommy while Grandma and Granddad were here, January 19, 2014, 6:58 p.m.


(or click http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GvyRYyi3SDQ to sing along)

Shortly after Mommy returned home from work, we went to the movie theater to see Frozen. This was his first time ever to the movie theater. He was an angel in the theater, though some of the movie’s scenes were too scary for him.

2013 01 31 Fountain outside Movies, January 31, 2014, 2:54 p.m.

He was fascinated by the fountain structure outside the movie theater, January 31, 2014, 2:54 p.m.

Afterward, we enjoyed dinner before returning home to cake.

2013 01 31 Mommy's Birthday - Chevy's 1, January 31, 2013, 5:46 p.m.

Boy and Mommy and menu, January 31, 2013, 5:46 p.m.

2013 01 31 Mommy's Birthday - Chevy's 2, January 31, 2014, 6:32 p.m.

He likes to play with the tortilla dough (last time he liked to eat it, but I didn’t notice if he ate it this night), January 31, 2014, 6:32 p.m.

It was a great birthday afternoon.

2013 01 31 Mommy's Birthday Cake 2, January 31, 2014, 7:18 p.m.

The cake says it all, January 31, 2014, 7:18 p.m.

2013 01 31 Mommy's Birthday Cake 3, January 31, 2014, 7:18 p.m.

A boy and his Mommy and his cake–yes, he liked to think that the cake was his, January 31, 2014, 7:18 p.m.

Last year’s birthday

Village Play Area 1, January 31, 2013, 5:26 p.m.

Hello frog, January 31, 2013, 5:26 p.m.

Village Play Area 6, January 31, 2013, 5:28 p.m.

The blurry top of the head at the top of the log is not him; that’s a little girl that he startled when she realized that he was hiding behind the tree. Why was he hiding? Because he was try to evade Daddy’s camera, January 31, 2013, 5:28 p.m.

Village Play Area 3, January 31, 2013, 5:27 p.m.

Fascinated by the butterfly, January 31, 2013, 5:27 p.m.

Village Play Area 2, January 31, 2013, 5:27 p.m.

Riding a Frog, January 31, 2013, 5:27 p.m.

2013 Mommy's birthday drink 1, January 31, 2013, 5:56 p.m.

Mommy’s 2013 birthday drink at The Cheesecake Factory, January 31, 2013, 5:56 p.m.


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

Happy Birthday 2011!


(or click http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nkkYcVKyVbw to see a short concert)

Happy Birthday 2010!

Outback - Robert and Daddy, January 31, 2010, 6:32 p.m.

Robert and Daddy at dinner

Outback - Robert, January 31, 2010, 6:32 p.m.

Robert smiling at dinner


By the way, Robert ate lots of bread and potato! (He was hungry, so he ate a vegetable before we got to the restaurant.)
Cake - decorated with candle, January 31, 2010, 7:29 p.m.

Cake after dinner


Cake - blowing out, January 31, 2010, 7:30 p.m.

Blowing out the cake


Cake - blown out, January 31, 2010, 7:30 p.m.

Happy Mommy and Son


Cake - Robert eating 4, January 31, 2010, 7:41 p.m.

Robert gets chocolate on his face

Cake - Robert eating 3, January 31, 2010, 7:39 p.m.

Robert making a mess while eating birthday cake

Bath that night was extra work!

Happy Birthday 2009!

Ngen-Ngen holds Robert, January 18, 2009, 9:31 a.m.

Ngen-Ngen holds Robert, January 18, 2009, 9:31 a.m.

Robert smiles broadly while with Grandpa Don, January 31, 2009, 3:25 p.m.

Robert smiles broadly while with Grandpa Don, January 31, 2009, 3:25 p.m.

A big wide smile from a very happy Robert, January 31, 2009, 3:10 p.m.

A big wide smile from a very happy Robert, January 31, 2009, 3:10 p.m.

24 p.m.

Robert studies his feet, January 31, 2009, 3:24 p.m.

52 p.m.

Mommy holds Robert in a tender moment, January 31, 2009, 5:52 p.m.

Mommy holds Robert 3, January 31, 2009, 6 p.m.

Mommy holds Robert 3, January 31, 2009, 6 p.m.

Mommy holds Robert 2, January 31, 2009, 6 p.m.

Mommy holds Robert 2, January 31, 2009, 6 p.m.

Mommy holds Robert 4, January 31, 2009, 6 p.m.

Mommy holds Robert 4, January 31, 2009, 6 p.m.

18 p.m.

Carol feeds Robert, January 31, 2009, 8:18 p.m.

Jen's Birthday Cake 1, January 31, 2009, 8:48 p.m.

First Birthday Cake as a Mommy, January 31, 2009, 8:48 p.m.

Bathtime on Mommy's birthday, January 31, 2009, 8:01 p.m.

Bathtime on Mommy’s birthday, January 31, 2009, 8:01 p.m.

Earlier Today

2013 01 31 Golf 12, January 31, 2014, 11:57 a.m.

Smiling at the Tee, January 31, 2014, 11:57 a.m.

School’s out for the Chinese/Lunar New Year, so we took advantage of the opportunity to play at the golf course. (Daddy was probably a better putter.)


(or click http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PrAFVHl6_Jg to watch some golf)

2013 01 31 Golf 01, January 31, 2013, 11:35 a.m.

Ready to address the ball, January 31, 2013, 11:35 a.m.


2013 01 31 Golf 08, January 31, 2014, 11:53 a.m.

Swinging action shot, January 31, 2014, 11:53 a.m.

2013 01 31 Golf 15, January 31, 2014, 11:57 a.m.

Smiling for the camera at the driving range, January 31, 2014, 11:57 a.m.

2013 01 31 Golf 14, January 31, 2014, 11:57 a.m.

Saying cheese at the driving range, January 31, 2014, 11:57 a.m.

2013 01 31 Golf 13, January 31, 2014, 11:57 a.m.

Smiling and swinging, January 31, 2014, 11:57 a.m.

One Month Ago

2013 12 31 Playing at Hicks' House 4, December 31, 2013, 4:26 p.m.

Fielding a ball at the Hicks’ house, December 31, 2013, 4:26 p.m.

2013 12 31 Playing at Hicks' House 2, December 31, 2013, 4:26 p.m.

Ready to catch the baseball at the Hicks’ House, December 31, 2013, 4:26 p.m.

2013 12 31 NYE with Granddad 1, December 31, 2013, 6:16 p.m.

Happy on New Year’s Eve, December 31, 2013, 6:16 p.m.

2013 12 31 NYE with Granddad 2, December 31, 2013, 6:16 p.m.

New Year’s Eve with Granddad 2, December 31, 2013, 6:16 p.m.

2013 12 31 NYE with Granddad 3, December 31, 2013, 6:16 p.m.

New Year’s Eve with Granddad 3, December 31, 2013, 6:16 p.m.

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Let’s Bounce Like a Ball


(or click http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kD3Mm23uHnE to watch him bounce)

From Daddy: We had a great time with Grandma and Granddad when they visited a week and a half ago. One of the highlights of their visit was our trip to the Stonestown Farmer’s Market where we got to shop and snack and he got to enjoy bouncing around!

Afterward, we went to Barnes & Noble to buy some books and then Robert, Granddad, and I got to play at Golf Mart for a little while.


(or click http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aVNv7tL3bz0 to watch him drive…a golf ball)

Also, Grandma taught Robert how to play “Jingle Bells” on the xylophone.


(or click http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=597dfrCl6Qs to watch him demonstrate Christmas cheer in January)

One Month Ago

Leaving one set of grandparents…

2013 12 30 Christmas - King Good-Bye 1. December 30, 2013, 3:33 p.m.

Good-bye Grandma Pam and Merry Christmas!. December 30, 2013, 3:33 p.m.

2013 12 30 Christmas - King Good-Bye 4. December 30, 2013, 3:33 p.m.

Good-bye Grandpa and Merry Christmas!. December 30, 2013, 3:33 p.m.

…to visit another set of grandparents.

2013 Hauenstein Christmas Tree 1, December 30, 2013, 5:29 p.m.

Hauenstein Christmas Tree 1, December 30, 2013, 5:29 p.m.

2013 Hauenstein Christmas Tree 2, December 30, 2013, 5:29 p.m.

Hauenstein Christmas Tree 2, December 30, 2013, 5:29 p.m.

2013 Hauenstein birthday cake 1, December 30, 2013, 7:30 p.m.

Here comes the Hauenstein birthday cake, December 30, 2013, 7:30 p.m.

2013 Hauenstein birthday cake 2, December 30, 2013, 7:30 p.m.

Fire hazard, December 30, 2013, 7:30 p.m.

2013 Hauenstein birthday cake 4, December 30, 2013, 7:32 p.m.

Enjoying birthday cake, December 30, 2013, 7:32 p.m.

Two Months Ago

Roughly two months ago, Robert and I enjoyed our morning walks to the hotel’s office to get our bagel for breakfast. We walked and played through the ice that the snow left behind.


(or click http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nmMLD-cLIm4 to see frolicking in the snow)

One Year Ago

He loved this toy.

Automoblox, January 30, 2013, 7:08 p.m.

Automoblox, January 30, 2013, 7:08 p.m.

There are still pieces of this toy in various places.

Three Years Ago

Visiting Grandma Pam’s and Grandpa’s.

Asleep with Mickey, January 30, 2011

Asleep with Mickey, January 30, 2011

Four Years Ago

Mommy had a Mommy Night so I took him out to dinner.

Wendy's 6, January 30, 2010, 6:53 p.m.

There you are, Daddy!

Wendy's 7, January 30, 2010, 6:54 p.m.

Maybe Daddy won’t notice that I’m peeking…

Wendy's 9, January 30, 2010, 7:01 p.m.

Robert loves baked potato

Wendy's 8. January 30, 2010, 6:54 p.m.

Daddy, I’m trying to eat!

Wendy's 4, January 30, 2010, 6:53 p.m.

I’m ready for my close-up

Wendy's 3, January 30, 2010, 6:51 p.m.

Daddy, I’ll get you for taking this picture!

Wendy's 2, January 30, 2010, 6:51 p.m.

Just missed his head-up smile, but you can still see how happy he is

Wendy's 1, January 30, 2010, 6:51 p.m.

A half-hearted attempt at saying “Cheese”

The face of a Beanie, January 30, 2010, 6:53 p.m.

The face of a Beanie


(or click http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hrKkJq-H9UI on your mobile device)

Five Years Ago

Changing Table - smile, January 30, 2009, 6:53 a.m.

Smiling at the bright camera, January 30, 2009, 6:53 a.m.

Changing Table - smile squint, January 30, 2009, 6:57 a.m.

Smiling and squinting, January 30, 2009, 6:57 a.m.

Changing Table - feet 1, January 30, 2009, 6:53 a.m.

Touching his toes, January 30, 2009, 6:53 a.m.


(or click http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xs5gkCUL8Js to see him on the changing table.

Bravin shirt 2, January 30, 2009. 1:55 p.m.

Thanks for the shirt, Linda Bravin, January 30, 2009. 1:55 p.m.

Bravin shirt 6, January 30, 2009, 1:57 p.m.

Sitting in the crib, January 30, 2009, 1:57 p.m.

Bravin shirt 5, January 30, 2009, 1:56 p.m.

Flapping with Linda Bravin’s shirt, January 30, 2009, 1:56 p.m.

Inspiration for the title of today’s post: One of Robert’s favorite songs:

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The Amazing Relay


(or click http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vJ-Yq–UtX8 to watch the relay on your mobile device)

From Daddy: I caught a neat video of a horseshoe-toss relay yesterday morning. See above!

Yesterday

2014 01 28 GLO Valentine, January 28, 2014, 8:23 a.m.

Getting ready for Valentine’s Day at school, January 28, 2014, 8:23 a.m.

One Week Ago

Robert was slightly ill so we kept him out of school. He came to work with me for about three hours and was an angel. At the office, he played with tablet computers. Then, per his request, we went to CPK for lunch.

Sick day - CPK, January 22, 2014, 12:35 p.m.

Ready for lunch at CPK on Sick Day, January 22, 2014, 12:35 p.m.

Before lunch, he liked the idea of getting a little air, so we briefly strolled the farmer’s market. Then we ate pizza and returned to the farmer’s market.

Sick day - Corte Madera toy store, January 29, 2014, 1:43 p.m.

After lunch, he found and wandered into a toy store, January 22, 2014, 1:43 p.m.

One Month Ago

We were visiting Grandma Pam’s and Grandpa’s!

2013 12 29 King Christmas - Robert on Mommy, December 29, 2014, 5:41 p.m.

Robert on Mommy, December 29, 2014, 5:41 p.m.


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

Two Months Ago

We enjoyed a walk in the cold to the continental breakfast.

2013 11 29 Goo's, November 29, 2013, 11:27 a.m.

Looking for the doggie, November 29, 2013, 11:27 a.m.

We got an opportunity to visit Goo-Poo, Adrienne Goo-Goo, and Bill in Colorado!

2013 11 29 Goo's - Lunch 4, November 29, 2013, 1:04 p.m.

Smiling Adrienne Goo-Goo while he enjoys an ice cream sandwich that Goo-Poo gave him, November 29, 2013, 1:04 p.m.

There was something so special about watching Adrienne Goo-Goo dote on him–all I wanted to do was play with her when she was his age, and here she was playing with him!

2013 11 29 Goo's - Monopoly 3, November 29, 2013, 1:56 p.m.

Thrilled that he was able to play his favorite game, November 29, 2013, 1:56 p.m.

2013 11 29 Goo's - Monopoly with Adrienne 1, November 29, 2013, 2:16 p.m.

Adrienne Goo-Goo explains business to a willing student, November 29, 2013, 2:16 p.m.

2013 11 29 Goo's - Monopoly with Adrienne 2, November 29, 2013, 2:17 p.m.

Monopoly is a serious game, November 29, 2013, 2:17 p.m.

He loved Mason the dog.

2013 11 29 Goo's - Robert and Mason 3, November 29, 2013, 3:02 p.m.

Adrienne Goo-Goo shows him the hand sniff, November 29, 2013, 3:02 p.m.

2013 11 29 Goo's - Robert and Mason 4, November 29, 2013, 3:02 p.m.

Hand sniff, November 29, 2013, 3:02 p.m.

2013 11 29 Goo's - Robert and Mason 1, November 29, 2013, 2:33 p.m.

A boy and someone else’s dog, November 29, 2013, 2:33 p.m.

He gave them presents.

2013 11 29 Goo's - Note 2, November 29, 2013, 3:16 p.m.

Notes for Goo-Poo’s fridge: Chinese words for Goo-Poo on the right and a portrait of a dog for Mason on the left, November 29, 2013, 3:16 p.m.

Three Months Ago

Robert beats Mommy bowling, October 28, 2013, 5:34 p.m.

He beats Mommy bowling, October 28, 2013, 5:34 p.m.

Four Months Ago

Basketball!

2013 09 29 Basketball - Game 10, September 29, 2013, 1:53 p.m.

Dribbling down the court, September 29, 2013, 1:53 p.m.

2013 09 29 Basketball - Dribbling 04, September 29, 2013, 1:06 p.m.

Dribbling quickly, September 29, 2013, 1:06 p.m.

2013 09 29 Basketball - Game Huddle 1, September 29, 2013, 1:52 p.m.

Red team huddles up with the coach, September 29, 2013, 1:52 p.m.

2013 09 29 Basketball - Obstacle Course 2, September 29, 2013, 1:16 p.m.

Basketball dribbling obstacle course, September 29, 2013, 1:16 p.m.

2013 09 29 Basketball - Dribbling 03, September 29, 2013, 1:05 p.m.

Once more, the polite boy in ready position, September 29, 2013, 1:05 p.m.

2013 09 29 Basketball - Dribbling 12

2013 09 29 Basketball - Dribbling 08, September 29, 2013, 1:09 p.m.

Kids yell JUMP STOP when the coach tells them to jump stop after dribbling, September 29, 2013, 1:09 p.m.

2013 09 29 Basketball - Dribbling 07, September 29, 2013, 1:09 p.m.

Happy during the dribbling drill, September 29, 2013, 1:09 p.m.



Five Months Ago

2013 08 29 Homework, August 29, 2013, 5 p.m.

His third homework assignment ever, August 29, 2013, 5 p.m.

Six Months Ago

We were a little early for camp at the Discovery Museum, so we took a couple of photos of him and the Golden Gate Bridge!

2013 07 29 Discovery GGB 1, July 29, 2013, 8:35 a.m.

With the Golden Gate Bridge, early for camp at the Discovery Museum, July 29, 2013, 8:35 a.m.

2013 07 29 Discovery GGB 2, July 29, 2013, 8:35 a.m.

The Golden Gate Bridge and the superhero pose, July 29, 2013, 8:35 a.m.

Seven Months Ago

A busy day! First, a bike ride…

2013 06 29 Bike Ride 1, June 29, 2013, 10:04 a.m.

Biking to the Cacti on Judah Street, June 29, 2013, 10:04 a.m.

2013 06 29 Bike Ride 2, June 29, 2013, 10:07 a.m.

Pondering the Cacti on Judah Street, June 29, 2013, 10:07 a.m.

…on the way to a haircut…

2013 06 29 Salon de Annie 3, June 29, 2013, 10:22 a.m.

Happily playing at Salon de Annie, June 29, 2013, 10:22 a.m.

…and then a birthday party!

2013 06 29 Party Playhouse 2, June 29, 2013, 1 p.m.

Party Playhouse, June 29, 2013, 1 p.m.

Eight Months Ago

Due to scheduling, we left early enough to take the train to preschool. He loved it. He was especially thrilled to see the church come into view because it meant that we neared the school.

Bus to school 4, May 29, 2013, 7: 11 a.m.

On the train to school, May 29, 2013, 7: 11 a.m.

Caterpillars 1, May 29, 2013, 7:18 a.m.

Caterpillars in the Caterpillar Class at preschool, May 29, 2013, 7:18 a.m.

Nine Months Ago

2013 04 29 Ice Cream, April 29, 2013, 2:19 p.m.

I don’t recall the reason that we were at Tanforan, but it was time for a treat, April 29, 2013, 2:19 p.m.

Ten Months Ago

2013 03 29 Sleeping with Big Bird, March 29, 2013, 6:46 a.m.

Asleep with his best friend, March 29, 2013, 6:46 a.m.

2013 03 29 Kite at the Beach 6, March 29, 2013, 1:16 p.m.

The Kite Squad at the Beach, March 29, 2013, 1:16 p.m.


One Year Ago

He was still in preschool!

Robert's Octopus, January 29, 2013, 8:13 a.m.

Octopus preschool art, January 29, 2013, 8:13 a.m.

Two Years Ago

Jello, January 29, 2012, 1:04 p.m.

Jello with the Day-Days and Aunite Amy, January 29, 2012, 1:04 p.m.

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Tuba

From Daddy: Conversation from last Sunday, January 19:

Mommy: If you’re ever in a band, I’m going to put this on your first album cover.

Playing birthday guitar 2, July 31, 2010, 5:24 p.m.

A star in the making

Robert: I was already in a band.

Mommy: You were?!

Robert: The one downstairs.

Mommy: With the Luke girls?

Robert: Yeah… Actually, we only practiced.

Mommy: If we went to the music school, what instrument would you like to learn how to play?

Robert: The trumpet.

Mommy: The trumpet?

Robert: I mean, the tuba.

Mommy: The TUBA?

Grandma: Not the drums?

Robert: I already know how to play the drums.

One Year Ago

Zoo with Maia - Cacti 2, January 27, 2013, 4:01 p.m.

Happy to see cacti at the zoo, January 27, 2013, 4:01 p.m.

Zoo with Maia - Cacti 1, January 27, 2013, 4:01 p.m.

Robert looks at the cacti in the zoo, January 27, 2013, 4:01 p.m.

Zoo with Maia - Zebras 2, January 27, 2013, 1:06 p.m.

Zoo with Maia – Zebras 2, January 27, 2013, 1:06 p.m.

Zoo with Maia - Zebras 1, January 27, 2013, 1:05 p.m.

Zoo with Maia – Zebras 1, January 27, 2013, 1:05 p.m.

Zoo with Maia - Robert and Maia, January 27, 2013, 1:28 p.m.

Robert and Maia at the Zoo, January 27, 2013, 1:28 p.m.

Zoo with Maia - Maia Butterfly, January 27, 2013, 3:33 p.m.

Maia the Butterfly, January 27, 2013, 3:33 p.m.

Zoo with Maia - Hippo statue 2, January 27, 2013, 2:45 p.m.

Maia and Robert sitting on the Hippo statue, January 27, 2013, 2:45 p.m.

Zoo with Maia - Hippo statue 1, January 27, 2013, 2:44 p.m.

Robert struggles to avoid sliding off the Hippo statue, January 27, 2013, 2:44 p.m.

Petting Zoo with Maia - Tractor, January 27, 2013, 3:51 p.m.

Ever helpful Maia pushes Robert on the tractor in the petting zoo, January 27, 2013, 3:51 p.m.

Petting Zoo with Maia - Robert rides, January 27, 2013, 3:47 p.m.

Robert ridin’ in the petting zoo, January 27, 2013, 3:47 p.m.

Petting Zoo with Maia - Maia and sheep, January 27, 2013, 3:48 p.m.

Nice sheep, January 27, 2013, 3:48 p.m.

One Year Ago

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Paddle Arms


(or click http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c1M1E4n1xgc to see his swimming class from last weekend)

From Daddy: Robert is having trouble remembering to use his arms to paddle (“paddle arms”) and to dive horizontally, placing his baloon-face into the water. This evening, I used these videos to show him what to do!


(or click http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T54zdSf9jRQ to see his swimming class from two weeks ago)

One Month Ago

2013 12 24 Opening Present 1, December 24, 2013, 7:52 p.m.

Opening a present on Christmas Eve, December 24, 2013, 7:52 p.m.

2013 12 24 Opening Present 2, December 24, 2013, 7:52 p.m.

He sighed somewhat disappointedly, “It’s clothes,” December 24, 2013, 7:52 p.m.

2013 12 24 Opening Present 3, December 24, 2013, 7:52 p.m.

He sigh somewhat disappointedly, “It’s from Macy’s,” December 24, 2013, 7:52 p.m.

2013 12 24 Opening Present 4, December 24, 2013, 7:52 p.m.

But actually, he really liked this jacket from Kim-Pau!, December 24, 2013, 7:52 p.m.

Two Months Ago

2013 11 24 Chinese, November 24, 2013, 7:44 a.m.

Writing a bit of Chinese in the morning on his drawing board, November 24, 2013, 7:44 a.m.

2013 11 24 Basketball - lining up, November 24, 2013, 12:03 p.m.

Lining up at the beginning of a new basketball clinic at City College, November 24, 2013, 12:03 p.m.



(or click http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DGvC4-2CCs0 and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZU12Pph6F8c to see basketball from November 23, 2013)

2013 11 24 Basketball - end 1, November 24, 2013, 12:59 p.m.

Seated in a line with his team at the end of the basketball session, November 24, 2013, 12:59 p.m.

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Tom and Jerry and Haircut

2014 01 11 Haircut 3, January 11, 2014, 2:06 p.m.

When he gets his hair cut, Annie puts Tom and Jerry on the TV, January 11, 2014, 2:06 p.m.

From Daddy: Today after swimming, he got a haircut. He told me last weekend that he wanted “to get his hair cutted” but “I made a decision” not to do so; he was working on his trains and the work on his tracks would take too long. So, today was the day.

2014 01 11 Haircut 1, January 11, 2014, 1:55 p.m.

Watching cartoons in the car seat, January 11, 2014, 1:55 p.m.

Afterward, he was treated with a red lollipop (because red is his favorite color; his favorite color was blue for the longest time).

2014 01 11 Haircut 2, January 11, 2014, 1:56 p.m.

This blank expression brought to you by Tom and Jerry, January 11, 2014, 1:56 p.m.

Earlier Today

2014 01 11 Swimming 09, ,January 11, 2014, 12:55 p.m.

Making progress, ,January 11, 2014, 12:55 p.m.


(or click http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6OlLoKRs9IQ on your mobile device)

It was not the easiest swimming lesson today because some water got into his nose very early on.


(or click http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZXHnbIcZk5Y on your mobile device)

2014 01 11 Swimming 16, January 11, 2014, 12:55 p.m.

Balloon Face, January 11, 2014, 12:55 p.m.

2014 01 11 Swimming 17, January 11, 2014, 12:55 p.m.

Demonstrating the Balloon Face for the teacher, January 11, 2014, 12:55 p.m.

Still, when asked about his swimming class afterward, he said that it was “great.”

2014 01 11 Swimming 18, January 11, 2014, 12:55 p.m.

A little coaching from the teacher, January 11, 2014, 12:55 p.m.

2014 01 11 Swimming 19, January 11, 2014, 12:55 p.m.

Gliding under the water, January 11, 2014, 12:55 p.m.

2014 01 11 Swimming 15, January 11, 2014, 12:55 p.m.

His month hangs halfway below the water line; he likes to drink some pool water, January 11, 2014, 12:55 p.m.

But he’s making great progress!

Last Weekend

First basketball on Sunday with some shooting…

…and some rebounding…

…and some more shooting…

…and some more rebounding.

Later, a fun playdate at Children’s Playground with Teacher Nick followed by dinner at Gordo’s.


(Will he slide or won’t he? Click above or click http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oUXMwa9ErR8 on your mobile device)

2014 01 05 Playground 1 edited, January 5, 4:17 p.m.

He considers the long slide carefully before deciding against it, January 5, 4:17 p.m.

2014 01 05 Playground 2, January 5, 2014, 4:55 p.m.

Pretending that he is behind the counter, January 5, 2014, 4:55 p.m.

2014 01 05 Playground 3, January 5, 2014, 4:56 p.m.

Pretending that he is serving food to Daddy, January 5, 2014, 4:56 p.m.

One Month Ago Today

2013 12 11 Love Note 2, December 11, 2013, 6:55 a.m.

Note to Mommy, December 11, 2013, 6:55 a.m.

2013 12 12 Love Note, December 12, 2013, 8:09 a.m.

Love Notes to Each Other, December 12, 2013, 8:09 a.m.

Three Years Ago Today

Messy eater.

2011-01-11_12-18 Messy eating 1, January 11, 2011, 12:18 p.m.

Messy eating 1, January 11, 2011, 12:18 p.m.

2011-01-11_12-18 Messy eating 2, January 11, 2011, 12:18 p.m.

Messy eating 2, January 11, 2011, 12:18 p.m.

Four Years Ago Today

Yeah-Yeah and Ngen-Ngen while Robert reaches over, January 11, 2009, 5:14 p.m.

Yeah-Yeah and Ngen-Ngen while Robert reaches over, January 11, 2009, 5:14 p.m.

Yeah-Yeah and Ngen-Ngen with Robert, January 11, 2009, 5:14 p.m.

Yeah-Yeah and Ngen-Ngen with Robert, January 11, 2009, 5:14 p.m.

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Weekend Basketball Highlights


(or click http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qg8Hdp1LFm8 to see the game)

From Daddy: Above are highlights from his basketball game this weekend. It’s sad that he won’t be playing next week!


(or click http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vu96wJC2PxU to watch dribbling and catching)


(or click http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4h_he819pMs to watch shooting and rebounding)

Also, on Saturday morning, we visited Yeah-Yeah and Ngen-Ngen! He played some basketball in the hallway and tried to jump rope.

2014 01 04 Basketball with Yeah-Yeah 1, January 4, 2014, 10:04 a.m.

He is explaining his rules the way that he sees them to Yeah-Yeah, January 4, 2014, 10:04 a.m.

2014 01 04 Basketball with Yeah-Yeah 2, January 4, 2014, 10:04 a.m.

He shoots…and misses, January 4, 2014, 10:04 a.m.

2014 01 04 Jump Rope 1, January 4, 2014, 10:41 a.m.

Getting ready to jump rope, January 4, 2014, 10:41 a.m.

Do they realize that there is a chandelier in this room?

Do they realize that there is a chandelier in this room?

This Evening

He asked to play with Mommy’s tablet computer because there was a game that “makes [me] so happy!”

This Morning

I dropped him off at school just after eight o’clock, when a couple of grades of the before-school program were leaving classrooms to exercise outside. I encouraged him to join them while I put his backpack in his cubby and signed him in. When I returned to the schoolyard, I was tickled by how cute he was doing jumping jacks and squats.

I caught his eye as I was leaving and blew him a kiss. He blew one back. Awwwww.

One Month Ago

I wish I could here what is being said, December 7, 2013, 12:33 p.m.

I wish I could here what is being said, December 7, 2013, 12:33 p.m.

Getting ready to dive, December 7, 2013, 12:34 p.m.

Getting ready to dive, December 7, 2013, 12:34 p.m.

Inhaling before a dive, December 7, 2013, 12:37 p.m.

Inhaling before a dive, December 7, 2013, 12:37 p.m.

2013 09 21 Swimming 07, September 21, 2013, 12:36 p.m.

Making a balloon face underwater, September 21, 2013, 12:36 p.m.

Beanie Backfloat, December 7, 2013, 12:44 p.m.

Beanie Backfloat, December 7, 2013, 12:44 p.m.

Encouraging him to get his head underwater, December 7, 2013, 12:47 p.m.

Encouraging him to get his head underwater, December 7, 2013, 12:47 p.m.


(or click http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JqyH_SdybUk to see his swimming class from December 7, 2013)

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