Bouncing a ball against the wall by himself on the second day of school, August 18, 2015, 7:41 a.m.
From Daddy: Per his request, we departed for school in the morning somewhat early.
We didn’t attend before-school care yesterday for the first day of school (again, per his request), so today would be his first day of before-school care.
We parked the car and exited. Like we used to do, he gave me his backpack so that he could trot to the school yard more quickly.
We arrived before Outside Time, so we entered the school building together. We explored the hallway together and hunted for where the second-graders–NOT the first-graders–were to deposit their backpacks before school; they were in the hallway but on the opposite wing from where he deposited his backpack just four months ago.
We entered the main before-school care room–Room 102, the room where he was based two years ago in kindergarten and the starting room last year as a first grader.
At 7:35 a.m., the teachers seemed to outnumber the students! (I suspect that the teachers were more heavily staffed this morning.) Within a minute, the main kindergarten teacher announced that students would be permitted outside; he did not hear the announcement, but I drew his attention to it so he pursued it.
Then, I left the room–nearly run over by his favorite Wall Ball friend and little brother–to provide his medications to his care program teachers and to sign him in.
Making sure everyone knows about his allergies
Afterward, I went out to the yard to see him line up politely and then retrieve a ball. He dribbled to the far side of the yard to bounce it against the wall. I moved to bid him good-bye, but he convinced me to play with him. After I beat him, three rounds out of five, his Wall Ball friend joined and it was back to his routine.
He was able to start a pick-up game of Wall Ball with his friend as if the summer never happened, August 18, 2014, 7:43 a.m.
That ball moves fast!, August 18, 2014, 7:44 a.m.
(or click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q-ae-nkUxi8 to watch them play!)
It was warm yesterday, but this thick layer of fog over the city allowed him to wear his long-sleeved shirt all day…, August 17, 2015, 2:42 p.m.
…but we had no fog bank on this day, so it was very warm as our boat launched…, August 15, 2015, 3:24 p.m.
…though he was happy as we cruised beyond the sea lions…, August 15, 2015, 3:24 p.m
…and the lack of fog meant that we were treated…, August 15, 2015, 3:40 p.m.
…to this breathtaking view of the Golden Gate Bridge…, August 15, 2015, 3:41 p.m.
…under which we cruised!, August 15, 2015, 3:40 p.m.
Digging for the water bottle while Mommy holds the backpack, August 15, 2015, 3:53 p.m.
We also saw Alcatraz, August 15, 2015, 3:56 p.m.
Watching Alcatraz with his friend, August 15, 2015, 3:56 p.m.
Ride ’em, Cowboy, August 16, 2015, 4:12 p.m.
Boy and Mommy inside the petting zoo, August 16, 2015, 4:13 p.m.
He was hoping to feed animals at the Petting Zoo, but we arrived too late to get feed.
At least he got to brush a goat, August 18, 2015, 4:25 p.m.
Sharing a goat, August 16, 2015, 4:25 p.m.
(or click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Re65RLBPymU to watch him brush a goat)
He didn’t prefer the selfie, but the carousel was a great end to the day at the zoo, August 16, 2015, 4:49 p.m.
One Month Ago
Happy to be in swimming class, July 18, 2015, 12:42 p.m.
(or click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7B4lAcizeSQ to see him jump into the pool)