Monthly Archives: March 2014

Love to the Moon and Back

2014 03 31 Love Note 2, March 31, 2014, 6:47 a.m.

Love to the Moon and Back, March 31, 2014, 6:47 a.m.

From Daddy: He wrote the above note on his white board this morning. Awwwww.

From Yesterday


(or click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DNHEvk0svmI to watch him throw and catch and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OyHcKhroFsQ to watch shooting practice)

2014 03 30 Basketball - game 11, March 30, 2014, 12:56 p.m.

Ready to shoot against the opposition, March 30, 2014, 12:56 p.m.

2014 03 30 Basketball - game 14, March 30, 2014, 1 p.m.

Approaching the other half of the court, March 30, 2014, 1 p.m.

One Year Ago

2013 03 31 Easter Egg Hunt, March 31, 2013, 9:03 a.m.

Easter Egg Hunt, March 31, 2013, 9:03 a.m.

2013 03 31 Street Fair 1, March 31, 2013, 12:30 p.m.

Street Fair – at Fairies and Feathers, March 31, 2013, 12:30 p.m.

2013 03 31 Street Fair 3, March 31, 2013, 12:56 p.m.

He looks like the Emperor from Star Wars, March 31, 2013, 12:56 p.m.

2013 03 31 Princess Easter 2, March 31, 2013, 3:29 p.m.

Princess Easter costume from the street fair–what could this be for?, March 31, 2013, 3:29 p.m.

Three Years Ago

2011-03-31_17-51-24_507 Picking Lemons 2, March 31, 2011, 5:51 p.m.

Boys in hats picking lemons, March 31, 2011, 5:51 p.m.

2011-03-31_17-51-30_800 Picking Lemons 3, March 31, 2011, 5:51 p.m.

Adjusting his hat while picking lemons, March 31, 2011, 5:51 p.m.

2011-03-31_19-27-53_634 With Vickie 1, March 31, 2011, 7:28 p.m.

Fascinated by Vickie Goo-Goo’s computer, March 31, 2011, 7:28 p.m.

2011-03-31_19-27-58_109 With Vickie 2, March 31, 2011, 7:28 p.m.

Vickie Goo-Goo, March 31, 2011, 7:28 p.m.

Four Years Ago

Big Ducky, March 31, 2010, 8:35 a.m.

He loved the big ducky behind him in this photo at Grandpa’s and Grandma Pam’s, March 31, 2010, 8:35 a.m.

Yellowstone hat 2 - 3, March 31, 2010, 5:59 p.m.

Various views of the Yellowstone hat that Grandpa gave Robert, March 31, 2010, 5:59 p.m.

Oxi Clean hat 2. March 31, 2010, 6:14 p.m.

Unpaid celebrity spokesperson. March 31, 2010, 6:14 p.m.

Oxi Clean hat 1, March 31, 2010, 6;14 p.m.

Oxi Clean hat, March 31, 2010, 6;14 p.m.

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Standing in the Water

2014 03 29 Swimming 7, March 29, 2014, 12:45 p.m.

Aqualad in the water, March 29, 2014, 12:45 p.m.

2014 03 29 Swimming 2, March 29, 2014, 12:36 p.m.

Waiting for his turn at the swimming platform, March 29, 2014, 12:36 p.m.

From Daddy: During yesterday’s swimming class, he was almost able to swim across while peaking his head above water five times. I think that he’s actually able to walk somewhat along the bottom of this shallow pool!


(or click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aQnZeOp3LsA on your mobile device to watch him swim)

2014 03 29 Swimming 3, March 29, 2014, 12:37 p.m.

Sometimes it’s better not to use a flash at an indoor pool, March 29, 2014, 12:37 p.m.

Earlier Today

2014 03 30 Basketball - dribbling 1, March 30, 2014, noon

Ready for some dribbling, March 30, 2014, noon


(or click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XLR8uboWfQs to see a bit of dribbling)

2014 03 30 Basketball - dribbling 2, March 30, 2014, 12:01 p.m.

Dribbling practice, March 30, 2014, 12:01 p.m.

2014 03 30 Basketball - dribbling 5, March 30, 2014, 12:04 p.m.

Awaiting coaching instructions for more dribbling, March 30, 2014, 12:04 p.m.

2014 03 30 Basketball - sidelines 1, March 30, 2014, 12:47 p.m.

On the sidelines, waiting to be inserted into the game, March 30, 2014, 12:47 p.m.

2014 03 30 Basketball - sidelines 2, March 30, 2014, 12:47 p.m.

Waiting patiently to return to the game, March 30, 2014, 12:47 p.m.

2014 03 30 Basketball - game 08, March 30, 2014, 12:54 p.m.

He inbounds the ball with a great pass, March 30, 2014, 12:54 p.m.

2014 03 30 Basketball - game 10, March 30, 2014, 12:55 p.m.

Dribbling down the court gleefully, March 30, 2014, 12:55 p.m.

One Year Ago

2013 03 30 Easter - dyeing eggs 2, March 30, 2013, 5:14 p.m.

What’s that look on Grandma’s face while dyeing eggs?, March 30, 2013, 5:14 p.m.

2013 03 30 Easter - dyeing eggs 3, March 30, 2013, 5:25 p.m.

Mommy is applying crayon to the egg, March 30, 2013, 5:25 p.m.

2013 03 30 Easter - dyeing eggs 1, March 30, 2013, 5:13 p.m.

Grandma and Granddad help him to dye eggs, March 30, 2013, 5:13 p.m.

Two Years Ago

2012 03 30 Golf Mart putt, March 30, 2012, 1:11 p.m.

Careful putt at Golf Mart, March 30, 2012, 1:11 p.m.

Five Years Ago

2009 03 30 Sitting on floor 1, March 30, 2009, , 12:31 p.m.

Showing off his foot, March 30, 2009, , 12:31 p.m.

2009 03 30 Sitting on floor 3, March 30, 2009, 12:31 p.m.

His smile may be blurry, but his happiness is not. In the left background, you can see the swing chair where he enjoyed happy times, March 30, 2009, 12:31 p.m.

2009 03 30 Sitting on floor 2, March 30, 2009, 12:31 p.m.

Sitting on floor, March 30, 2009, 12:31 p.m.

2009 03 30 Sitting on floor 4, March 30, 2009, 12:32 p.m.

Going for the camera, March 30, 2009, 12:32 p.m.

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Stuffed Sea Nettles

2014 03 25 Sea Nettle toy 1, March 25, 2014, 6:58 p.m.

Happily clutching a toy stuffed sea nettle in his arms, March 25, 2014, 6:58 p.m.

From Daddy: When we visited the California Academy of Sciences with his godsister. Mommy bought him a blue and a purple toy stuffed sea nettles.

Pacific Sea Nettles, Aquarium of the Bay

How live Pacific sea nettles would look

Yesterday

He discovered them a couple of days ago, and yesterday he wanted to snuggle with the blue one in our bed. (Cute moment: He got up from the bed and accidentally kicked it off. Then he said to it, “I’m sorry; I didn’t mean it.”)


(or click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N45CWpLrYNE to see him explain it)

The Day Before Yesterday

Passing notes with Mommy:

2014 03 24 Note to Mommy - Mommy, March 24, 2014, 7:58 a.m.

The note that Mommy left for him in the morning–though he changed the word “a” to “one,” which Mommy found hilarious, March 24, 2014, 7:58 a.m.

2014 03 24 Note to Mommy - Robert, March 24, 2014, 7:58 a.m.

His reply to Mommy’s note, March 24, 2014, 7:58 a.m.

Three Days Ago

Photos from our walk:

2014 03 23 Light Blue Smart Car - Robert, March 23, 2014, 7:07 p.m.

The neighborhood light blue Smart Car, March 23, 2014, 7:07 p.m.

2014 03 23 Light Blue Smart Car - Daddy, March 23, 2014, 7:08 p.m.

Daddy and the neighborhood light blue Smart car, March 23, 2014, 7:08 p.m.

2014 03 23 Dancing, March 23, 2014, 7:29 p.m.

Dancing on the “stage,” March 23, 2014, 7:29 p.m.

Three Years Ago


(or click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tvVh_c6YrdU to see the boys play at Salon de Annie)

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Family Cemetery Day – Ngen-Ngen’s Side of the Family

2014 03 23 Cemetery 08, March 23, 2014, 10:25 a.m.

Visiting Daddy’s Goong-Goong, March 23, 2014, 10:25 a.m.

From Daddy: Yesterday was family cemetery day for Ngen-Ngen’s side of the family. We participated in family tradition and had a good time.

2014 03 23 Cemetery 01, March 23, 2014, 9:30 a.m.

Pausing for a smile, March 23, 2014, 9:30 a.m.

2014 03 23 Cemetery - caterpillar, March 24, 2014, 9:48 a.m.

Andrew Ga-Ga found a caterpillar; that’s nice but yuck, March 24, 2014, 9:48 a.m.

It was a beautiful day with blue skies, green grass, and rolling hills to explore. He had lots of fun.

2014 03 23 Cemetery - pose, March 23, 2014, 9:52 a.m.

Posing for the camera at the cemetery, March 23, 2014, 9:52 a.m.

He was hungry on the way to Daddy’s Goong-Goong so I told him that maybe we could go to McDonald’s afterward.

2014 03 23 Cemetery - jump 2, March 23, 2014, 9:51 a.m.

Does he look long? He wanted me to take this photo while he was jumping, March 23, 2014, 9:51 a.m.

However, after visiting Daddy’s Ai-Moo, Yeah-Yeah and Ngen-Ngen offered him a hard-boiled egg (shhh! It was boiled in tea!) and he devoured it after a moment of doubt. Nevertheless, on the way to the car, he whisper into my ear that it would be a great idea to go to McDonald’s. Later, he would be convinced that we could go after basketball.

Basketball

2014 03 23 Basketball shooting 7, March 23, 2014, 12:30 p.m.

Dribbling (perhaps under his left leg) before a shot at practice, March 23, 2014, 12:30 p.m.


(or click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PgcuR3lGorw to see a shooting practice session that did not go so well for his team)

2014 03 23 Basketball game 01, March 23, 2014, 12:42 p.m.

On a fast break, March 23, 2014, 12:42 p.m.


(or click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T7OTlpA4_dY to watch the game)

2014 03 23 Basketball game 02, March 24, 2014, 12:43 p.m.

He weaves through the defense as his teammate (the blue ball on the left side) prepares to advance the ball, March 24, 2014, 12:43 p.m.

2014 03 23 Basketball game 03, March 23, 2014, 12:44 p.m.

As the ball approaches (the blue ball on the right side), he crouches down into his defensive position, March 23, 2014, 12:44 p.m.

2014 03 23 Basketball game 04, March 23, 2014, 12:45 p.m.

He lifts his arms to try to block a shot, March 23, 2014, 12:45 p.m.

2014 03 23 Basketball game 12, March 23, 2014, 1:01 p.m.

He scowls during the post-game huddle; he is disappointed that he thinks that his team won by only one point (when actually I think that the Orange Team outscored his team), March 23, 2014, 1:01 p.m.

After Basketball

After basketball, we had lunch at McDonald’s and made our way home. He was tired yesterday after swimming and JP Murphy Playground, and we had tried to declare this day to be a nap day. Fortunately, he napped (a rare event)! Unfortunately, Mommy foresaw that he’d have too much energy after a nap that exceeded two hours and fifteen minutes. I tried to take him on a neighborhood walk to use some energy.

We walked to the cacti on Judah Street. Then he was grumpy because the only bo lo bao at Sheng-Kee Bakery had coconut (to which we believe he is allergic), because he thought Uncle Benny’s donut shop got rid of their cacti in the window (they didn’t; we found they moved it to the corner), and because I would not let him have Tutti Melon frozen yogurt. However, his mood brightened up in time for him to dance on a raised area of sidewalk he called “the stage.”


(or click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9OTOJDPNZE8 to see the Lad of the Dance)

Still, he would have so much energy that he watched most of The Amazing Race with Daddy (he roots for the cowboy team) and he still had difficulty getting to sleep until after 10 p.m. (his bedtime is 8 p.m.).

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Smiling During Swimming


(or click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oxFpPbWB-sY to see his million-dollar smile)

From Daddy: The above is an excerpt from the video of his swimming class below. I think that he was expecting me to take a photo in the video above, and that’s why he smiled to pose!


(or click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9WXsLS-CulQ to see his swimming class)

2014 03 22 Swimming 1, March 22, 2014, 12:57 p.m.

Pool hair, March 22, 2014, 12:57 p.m.

One Month Ago

A visit to the bank to see Kindergarten 2 College!

A visit to the bank to see Kindergarten to College, February 22, 2014

A visit to the bank to see Kindergarten to College, February 22, 2014

Two Months Ago

He was a little under the weather and followed me to work in the morning.

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.

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.

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Hugs When Needed

From Daddy: This morning, Mommy told him that she needed a hug. He complied and said that he’d always give her a hug when she needed. Mommy said, “I’ll remind you when you’re 16.” He reiterated and said, “I’ll remember.”

Three Weeks Ago

Basketball before school inside!


(or click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yAQLPzrsFuc to watch on your mobile device)

He made a shot just after I turned off the video.

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Flat Tire at the Races


(or click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6cz8qwHCo7g to watch him run)

From Daddy: On Tuesdays and Thursdays before school, he has calisthenics. On many days with nice weather, it is outside and you can see in the video above that there was some racing this morning. He’s in the blue long-sleeved shirt and jeans in the video. If you noticed that he was tripped and fell, don’t worry: while he landed on his hands, his left palm was only slightly irritated temporarily and he was just fine–sufficiently fine to play skee-ball and other games at the Musée Mécanique with Mommy in the afternoon.

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