Monthly Archives: November 2014

Swinging at the Zoo


(or click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C9WSp6GzEQ8 to see him swing at the zoo)

From Daddy: Today he had some TV time in the morning. Then we went to McDonald’s for Egg McMuffins. Then to Sunset Playground to play two-square and basketball. Then home for a snack. Then the zoo to meet Ga-Ga and Di-Di.


(or click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wCfvjlt9vUM to see him play at the playground)

2014 11 28 Zoo - Pole 2, November 28, 2014, 12:45 p.m.

Trying to climb the firepole at the playground at the zoo, November 28, 2014, 12:45 p.m.

2014 11 28 Zoo - Hide from Di-Di 1, November 28, 2014, 1:09 p.m.

He and Ga-Ga often tried to hid from Di-Di…, November 28, 2014, 1:09 p.m.

2014 11 28 Zoo - Hide from Di-Di 2, November 28, 2014, 1:09 p.m.

…but they did not try to hide from me, November 28, 2014, 1:09 p.m.

2014 11 28 Zoo - Hide from Di-Di 3, November 28, 2014, 1:12 p.m.

Hiding from Di-Di in the distance, November 28, 2014, 1:12 p.m.

2014 11 28 Zoo - Following Ga-Ga, November 28, 2014, 1:12 p.m.

He would follow Ga-Ga anywhere, November 28, 2014, 1:12 p.m.

2014 11 28 Zoo - With Ga-Ga 2, November 28, 2014, 1:13 p.m.

Best cousins at the zoo, November 28, 2014, 1:13 p.m.

Then lunch with Ga-Ga and Di-Di. Then home for a while. Then Uncle Albert came to play. Then movie night with Turbo. Then Christian and Aaron came to play.

He said earlier tonight, “I like day-offs.”

Yesterday

2014 11 27 Thanksgiving boys 3, November 27, 2014, 2:02 p.m

We are thankful for cousins, dessert, and video games, November 27, 2014, 2:02 p.m

2014 11 27 Thanksgiving ping-pong 1, November 27, 2014, 2:40 p.m.

He loved playing and watching Thanksgiving ping-pong, November 27, 2014, 2:40 p.m.

2014 11 27 Thanksgiving ping-pong 2, November 27, 2014, 2:40 p.m.

He watched, Mr. Lee served, and Di-Di jumped, November 27, 2014, 2:40 p.m.

Two Days Ago

2014 11 26 Sunset Playground (7), November 26, 2014, 11:46 a.m.

At the “grown-up” playstructure/workout area, November 26, 2014, 11:46 a.m.

2014 11 26 Sunset Playground (3), November 26, 2014, 11:45 a.m.

Hanging around at Sunset Playground, November 26, 2014, 11:45 a.m.

2014 11 26 Sunset Playground (6), November 26, 2014, 11:46 a.m.

The unwilling portrait subject, November 26, 2014, 11:46 a.m.

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Thanksgiving 2014


(or click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KE2NplpNi4g to watch some ping-pong)

From Daddy: We are thankful for family and fun on Thanksgiving. Are we are thankful that we remember that he once called this game “Ping Kong” and “Pong Kong.”

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Bowling for Soup


(or click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vft3CNSbeG0 to see him bowl)

From Daddy: The school district took the day off, so I did too. He watched some TV this morning. I declined his suggestion to go to the bakery this morning. He declined my suggestion for an Egg McMuffin (because we probably won’t have time this weekend).

We dragged his bike (Granddad removed the training wheels) to the playground where he threw a fit because he would rather that I had brought a basketball (which I offered to do after leaving the house but he declined).

Mommy come home from work at the preschool with Stone Soup. He didn’t want any, and he didn’t want any when he was in preschool either!

But, we got to bowl with Nick and Zachary today!

2014 11 26 Bowling Score 16.50.20, November 26, 2014, 4:50 p.m.

I’m not sure that the score is correct and that Zachary outbowled him…, November 26, 2014, 4:50 p.m.

2014 11 26 Bowling Score 16.58.28, November 26, 2014, 4:58 p.m.

…but Nick definitely outbowled us, November 26, 2014, 4:58 p.m.

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Back in the Pool


(or click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qeiNaoHC8z4 to see swimming class)

From Daddy: After a meeting last week and being away the week before, it’d been weeks since I saw his swimming class!

Unfortunately, the camera lens was a bit frosted in the video above!

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Language Revelation

From Daddy: As I was walking along the exterior landing of the second floor of his school, on the way to my conference with his first-grade Chinese teacher, he looked up to see me. “Daddy!” he yelled excitedly. He continued, smiling, “I heard my Chinese kindergarten teacher speak English! Twice! So it really happened!”

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Lake Tahoe


(or click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bnqiwgrNu8g to see the paddleboat)

From Daddy: Today, Mommy and I rode on the M.S. Dixie II paddleboat on Lake Tahoe while Grandma and Granddad stayed home with the Beanie. Thank you to the grandparents!

2014 11 09 MS Dixie II, November 9, 2014, 10:34 a.m.

Slowly boarding the MS Dixie II, November 9, 2014, 10:34 a.m.

2014 11 09 Lake Tahoe - water at dock, November 9, 2014, 10:37 a.m.

Very clear water at the dock as we boarded the M.S. Dixie II, November 9, 2014, 10:37 a.m.

Lake Tahoe, Emerald Bay

Lake Tahoe, Emerald Bay

2014 11 09 12.00.04 Lake Tahoe Emerald Bay, November 9, 2014, noon

In Emerald Bay at Lake Tahoe, November 9, 2014, noon

Meanwhile, today, he practice riding his bike without training wheels for the second day in a row or, as he excitedly explained to us this evening, “Day Two–which is today!”

Yesterday

2014 11 08 09.10.05 Breakfast poolside, November 8, 2014, 9:10 a.m.

Daddy begins breakfast poolside while Mommy (in the background) is bringing hers, November 8, 2014, 9:10 a.m.

Breakfast at the pool.

Novato Oaks Inn pool

Novato Oaks Inn pool

2014 11 08 15.07.37 Donner Lake, November 8, 2014, 3:07 p.m.

A return to Donner Lake, the site of our first date and our first anniversary date, November 8, 2014, 3:07 p.m.

2014 11 08 15.11.11 Donner Lake, November 8, 2014, 3:11 p.m.

At Donner Lake with trees and a dock behind us, November 8, 2014, 3:11 p.m.

Two Days Ago

Mommy and Daddy enjoyed a hilarious show of Whose Live Anyway?

Then we stayed at the Novato Oaks Inn

Novato Oaks Inn logo

Novato Oaks Inn logo

Novato Oaks Inn

Novato Oaks Inn

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2014 Walkathon!

From Daddy: Click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qR13IEtIWUQ or the link above to see a quick part of his Walkathon!

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