Mother’s Day 2015

2015 05 10 Mother's Day - Park Chalet 1, May 10, 2015, 6:15 p.m.

We enjoyed Mother’s Day dinner at the Park Chalet, May 10, 2015, 6:15 p.m.

From Daddy: We had a fun but very busy Mother’s Day!

He woke early and wished Mommy a Happy Mother’s Day. He emerged from the bedroom and looked very angry at me that I didn’t do the same, but I insisted that Mommy needed to rest because it was before 7:00!

Around 9:00, as requested by the boy yesterday, we all had breakfast at his favorite McDonald’s in Daly City.

2015 05 10 Mother's Day - McDonald's, May 10, 2015, 9:44 a.m.

He was so happy to share Mother’s Day breakfast at McDonald’s, May 10, 2015, 9:44 a.m.

He was really happy to share this Daddy-and-son thing with Mommy. He’s been here with Mommy before, but not since he developed the routine that he and I have created: While I wait in line to order, he goes to retrieve straws for the dispenser. Then he has allowed to make his way upstairs by himself (there is only one way in and out) while I get our Egg McMuffins. I order two of the them, and he gives me his plain muffin and Canadian bacon while I give him my half-muffin with cheese. He cuts the egg with into wedges with a knife and eats them last with a fork.

Afterward, we returned home, Mommy said that she wanted to make cookies for his basketball coaches. He commented that it was more of a Daddy-and-son day. We asked why. He said that Mommy’s always doing things for us. Awwww.

The power went off in the house just before lunch, so we got him fed, and then I took him to basketball while Mommy could work on cleaning the house–another goal of Mommy’s today.

2015 05 10 Basketball - Coach Will 2, May 10, 2015, 2:18 p.m.

Cookie to one basketball coach, May 10, 2015, 2:18 p.m.

2015 05 10 Basketball - Coach Luke 1, May 10, 2015, 2:19 p.m.

Cookie to the other basketball coach, May 10, 2015, 2:19 p.m.

Today was the last day of this league and we won’t return until summer. This was a great few weeks, and I’m sad that it ended.

2015 05 10 Basketball - game huddle, May 10, 2015, 2:01 p.m.

The last in-game huddle in this basketball (pre-)league, May 10, 2015, 2:01 p.m.

I remember looking out on the basketball court this afternoon and marveling at how small the kids were!

2015 05 10 Basketball - game 1, May 10, 2015, 1:51 p.m.

He is on the far left and he is so small compared to the coach on the far right!, May 10, 2015, 1:51 p.m.

He has come so far in just a few weeks! Watch below as he helped the coach demonstrate a crossover dribble for the kids (or click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4MIANUI2oO0 on your mobile device):

2015 05 10 Basketball - line up 3, May 10, 2015, 2:17 p.m.

As the coach was saying good-bye, he suggested that the kids clean their rooms for Mother’s Day. He raised his hand to comment that his Mommy was cleaning the house at this very moment, May 10, 2015, 2:17 p.m.

When we returned home from basketball, we all did our things: He played and watched TV, Mommy cleaned, and I went to Home Depot to get cleaning supplies. Later, we enjoyed Mother’s Day dinner at the Park Chalet!

2015 05 10 18.16.00 Park Chalet, May 5, 2015, 6:16 p.m.

Wishing Mommy a Happy Mother’s Day at dinner at Park Chalet, May 5, 2015, 6:16 p.m.

Dinner at Park Chalet, May 10, 2015, 6:16 p.m. Mommy posted on Facebook, “Happy Mother’s Day to me!”

2015 05 10 18.16.27 Park Chalet, May 10, 2015, 6:16 p.m

His upper teeth are coming in!, May 10, 2015, 6:16 p.m

2015 05 10 Mother's Day - Park Chalet 3, May 10, 2015, 6:16 p.m.

Close-up of new upper teeth, May 10, 2015, 6:16 p.m.

Afterward, ice cream at Polly Ann’s and then home to bed. Whew!

Yesterday

Yesterday was busy too! Swimming class!


(or click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7WBnKDpswoE to watch some swimming)

One Week Ago

2015 05 03 Playdate, May 3, 2015, 5:04 p.m.

Playdate, May 3, 2015, 5:04 p.m.

He really wanted a friend to come over to help with train tracks. “I’m going out of my mind about these train tracks,” he declared. Trains led to electronics and pizza for dinner. He had a great time.

2015 05 03 Playdate with Trouble, May 3, 2015, 6:38 p.m.

After dinner, some played Trouble and he played with a friend’s iPhone, May 3, 2015, 6:38 p.m.

Three Weeks Ago

2015 04 19 18.07.10 Playdate, April 19, 2015, 6:07 p.m

Playdate: Look familiar?, April 19, 2015, 6:07 p.m

He had to clean up in preparation for the playdate. “Daddy says I need to pick up my toys,” he said to Mommy, “But, I need someone there to watch me and help me. Since you are my favorite parent, I think it should be you.”

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