Big Buddy

From Daddy: When I got home this evening (well after 8 p.m. because I had a late meeting), he was still awake, reading with his bedroom lights on. He is often be asleep by this time. I offered to lay in bed with him to help him sleep, and he accepted. With the lights off, we chatted.

First, he mentioned that it was movie night at home and he watched Turbo. “Is that a good movie?” I asked.

“It’s a great movie.”

Since it is a movie about racing, it doesn’t surprise Mommy or me that he likes the movie. Originally, his enthusiasm for the movie was tepid and he still preferred The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh.

I asked him how was school, and he said that he enjoyed it. “Guess if I went to the garden or not,” he requested.

2014 04 30 Schedule

Class schedule as of April 30, 2014

I guess that he did but he said that they didn’t go to the garden because they didn’t have enough time: The kindergartners assembled for a visit from the author Oliver Chin. He was able to define “author” for me. He was also able to distinguish that the person “who draws and colors the pictures” was, in this case, somebody else. (He knew that her name was Jennifer Wood, but she did not visit school today). He seemed to enjoy the assembly.

It wasn’t too long before he decided that he couldn’t go to sleep, so he clicked the light back on to read. He told me/implied that he knew that I would not be able to help him sleep, but he wanted to spend time with me. Awwwww.

Yesterday

Yesterday (Tuesday), he asked me what day it would be the day after tomorrow (Thursday). I replied, “The day after Garden Day?” (which, per above, was incorrect). He said that Thursday was “Big Buddy Day,” and he expressed how much he enjoyed it. He likes to play Connect Four with his Big Buddy.

Last Week (maybe Friday?)

Due to having to park farther than usual, we walked to school through the middle school. I was pleased to hold his hand down the hill, through the middle school, and onward.

However, halfway through the middle school, he stopped walking. I looked back to see that he had turned back to observe a pack of middle-schoolers. Then he shouted “Hi!” to own of the boys. The boy looked over, took a couple of required moments to determine the little boy within the puffy jacket and the head covered by the puffy hood, and returned the greeting. Then we continued toward the elementary school.

I asked him who the boy was. He said that he was his Big Buddy. I thought that it was really sweet that he made a point to be friendly and greet his Big Buddy.

Last Tuesday: Bike and Roll Day

Another photo of us, taken by the garden teacher (who, apparently, he did not have time to see today):

http://afygarden.files.wordpress.com/2014/04/afybikenrollcelebration3photobypattyfung.jpg

We had just arrived to Bike and Roll to school, April 22, 2014, around 8:15 a.m.

Five Months Ago

From Colorado Springs to home to swimming:

2013 11 30 Swimming 04, November 30, 2013, 12:38 p.m.

Despite our morning flight being diverted to Fresno, we still arrived home sufficiently early to dive into his swimming class!, November 30, 2013, 12:38 p.m.


(or click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R6UYmKakk-s to watch his post-flight swimming class)

2013 11 30 Swimming 08, November 30, 2013, 12:46 p.m.

Getting comfortable with lying back in the water, November 30, 2013, 12:46 p.m.

2013 11 30 Swimming 09, November 30, 2013, 12:46 p.m.

Pool hair, November 30, 2013, 12:46 p.m.

2013 11 30 Swimming - Achievement 2, November 30, 2013, 1:04 p.m.

Despite having woken up extremely early and flying in, he still earned an achievement in swimming today!, November 30, 2013, 1:04 p.m.

One Year Ago

2013 04 30 Preschool with Jodi 1, April 30, 2013, 10:18 a.m.

In the preschool playground with his second-year preschool teacher, April 30, 2013, 10:18 a.m.

Three Years Ago

2011 04 30 Playground - with Ga-Ga, April 30, 2011, 1:29 p.m.

We spent the day with Ga-Ga and Di-Di. Here he’s playing with Ga-Ga at the playground, April 30, 2011, 1:29 p.m.

Four Years Ago

2010 04 30 Hardhat 1, April 30, 2010, 3:52 p.m.

He was playing here. Boy at Work, April 30, 2010, 3:52 p.m.

2010 04 30 Hardhat 3, April 30, 2010, 3:53 p.m.

I’m not sure what this is, but I’m glad that he is wearing proper head protection, April 30, 2010, 3:53 p.m.

2010 04 30 Hardhat 4, April 30, 2010, 3:53 p.m.

Cute construction worker who–because of our local weather patterns–requires a sweater in the spring, April 30, 2010, 3:53 p.m.

Five Years Ago

2009 04 30 Restaurant 1, April 30, 2009, 5:31 p.m.

Out to dinner with the little boy, April 30, 2009, 5:31 p.m.

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