Happy New Year 2015!

From Daddy: He stayed up until 9:10 p.m. tonight so that we could watch New York celebrate the New York on CNN. We toasted with cider and he said, “Happy New Year, New York.” We also defined confetti for him and he understood not to do it at home (a disclaimer he saw several times as he watched with interest the Mythbusters marathon on the Science channel at Grandpa and Grandma Pam’s house recently and a bit this evening).

Early Christmas

Before we departed for our week in Southern California, he opened his San Francisco presents. Thank you to the Day-Days for a great present!

2014 12 22 NASA T-shirt from Day-Days 1, December 22, 2014, 8:50 p.m.

“Oh, this is going to be a great present,” he said to himself while peering into the wrapping, December 22, 2014, 8:50 p.m.

2014 12 22 NASA T-shirt from Day-Days 2, December 22, 2014, 8:50 p.m.

“NASA,” he read, December 22, 2014, 8:50 p.m.

2014 12 22 NASA T-shirt from Day-Days 4, December 22, 2014, 8:51 p.m.

He knew that this present from the Day-Days would be great. “This is the best present,” he declared, December 22, 2014, 8:51 p.m.

2014 12 22 NASA T-shirt from Day-Days 5, December 22, 2014, 8:51 p.m.

When he discovered that the shirt glowed, he sprinted to his bedroom to look (but the shirt hadn’t “charged” yet), December 22, 2014, 8:51 p.m.

2014 12 22 Activity books from Ga-Ga and Di-Di 1, December 22, 2014, 8:52 p.m.

He read that this present was from Ga-Ga and Di-Di. “They are my best cousins,” he told us. “They are my best cousins because I met them first,” he explained, December 22, 2014, 8:52 p.m.

2014 12 22 Activity books from Ga-Ga and Di-Di 2, December 22, 2014, 8:52 p.m.

Thank you for the activity books! For the discussion that follows, click below or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bdwj6WsuW8A, December 22, 2014, 8:52 p.m.

2014 12 22 Shirt from Yeah-Yeah and Ngen-Ngen 1, December 22, 2014, 8:53 p.m.

“To jee ming,” he read, “from Yeah-Yeah and Ngen-Ngen. I can read that,” he declared, December 22, 2014, 8:53 p.m.

2014 12 22 Shirt from Yeah-Yeah and Ngen-Ngen 2, December 22, 2014, 8:54 p.m.

Sporty shirt from Yeah-Yeah and Ngen-Ngen, December 22, 2014, 8:54 p.m.

Yesterday

2014 12 20 Candy Cane Lane sign, December 20, 2014, 5:22 p.m.

Candy Cane Lane sign just inside the entrance to Gilroy Gardens, December 20, 2014, 5:22 p.m.

On December 20, we spent a few hours at Gilroy Gardens for “Holiday Lights” where he enjoyed their Christmas Feast so much that we returned there yesterday on the way home from Southern California.


(or click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cNA2DNe-fV0 to watch him ride the Pit Stop Racers)

We missed the light show at Bonfonte Falls on December 20 but caught them yesterday!


(or click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1y2sPSyJrnw

Night fell relatively swiftly and it was so cold, but it didn’t spoil our fun.

2014 12 30 17.27.06 Tubs-O-Fun & Bulgy the Goldfish sign, December 30, 5:27 p.m.

Tubs-O-Fun and Bulgy the Goldfish sign. He was pleased that he was tall enough to ride both, December 30, 5:27 p.m.



(or click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xJm02OLN9v8 to see him ride Bulgy the Goldfish or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ARlyYCKT_Ck to see him spin in the adjacent ride Tubs-O-Fun)

2014 12 30 17.44.18 Christmas Feast, December 30, 2014, 5:44 p.m.

The Peanuts Gang provided a brief show at each Christmas Feast, December 30, 2014, 5:44 p.m.

2014 12 30 17.44.35 Christmas Feast, December 30, 2014, 5:44 p.m.

Daddy and the Browns, December 30, 2014, 5:44 p.m.

2014 12 30 18.05.20 Christmas Feast, December 30, 2014, 6:05 p.m.

Singing and Dancing at the Christmas Feast, December 30, 2014, 6:05 p.m.

We had a great time on both visits!

2014 12 20 Apple & Worm ride 1, December 20, 2014, 7:43 p.m.

Family on the Apple & Worm ride, December 20, 2014, 7:43 p.m.

Last Week: Penny the Dog

He loved playing with Penny at Grandpa and Grandma Pam’s last week!


(or click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qntTbGAKKI4

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