Monthly Archives: September 2015

The Brave Little Dental Patient

2015 03 18 16.28.33 Dental visit 2, March 18, 2015, 4:28 p.m.

Happy dental patient on his first visit to the dentist, March 18, 2015, 4:28 p.m.

From Daddy: This morning, he was the bravest boy ever! He had he first ever dental procedure.

The dental vaguely explained what would happen and asked if he had any questions. He gestured with his hand and declared, “I have a statement.” I don’t recall the statement, but I thought that it was funny!

During the hour-long proceed, coating was applied and dried on his molars and teeth were shaved down to make room for upcoming teeth.

He was so incredibly brave while I tried not to let on that I was traumatized!

He had nitrous oxide during the procedure and then several minutes with oxygen to recover.

I’m not sure if he knew that he was injected with anesthetic three or four times. The dentist described it as if his lip was “fat.” After the procedure, the dentist told him that his lip would probably be fat for two hours. THEN he began to cry, “I don’t want my lip to be fat for two hours!” I had to assure him that the lip would only feel fat but it didn’t look fat. We iced the lip a bit with a popsicle (which he didn’t finish; it’s in our freezer now).

He received three toys and two sheets of stickers.

He seemed quite normal within a minute of leaving the dental office. He began to skip down the sidewalk as we approach the street corner. Then he hopped down the street as we walked to the car.

I got him to school at the drop-off zone just as the morning bell rang.

I still need more time to recover than he did.

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New Swim Class


(or click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d2coIWw-f8s to see his swim class)

From Daddy: It’s confirmed! Today was our first regular swim class at his new time: Tuesday afternoon. He moved up to the next level where they concentrate more on strokes.

Yesterday Morning

2015 09 28 07.56.47 Morning, September 28, 2015, 7:56 a.m.

Ready for school, September 28, 2015, 7:56 a.m.

One Week Ago

2015 09 22 06.54.22 Smart Cars, September 22, 2015, 6:54 a.m.

A view of double Smart Cars from Mommy’s morning parking space, September 22, 2015, 6:54 a.m.

Four Weeks Ago

2015 09 01 07.50.40 Basketball, September 1, 2015, 7:50 a.m.

Jump shot! He missed this long-distance shot in morning basketball, but I’m proud that he sticks to it, September 1, 2015, 7:50 a.m.

One Year Ago

2014 09 28 Boy and Honda 7, September 28, 2014, 9:35 a.m.

Last time sitting in the Daddy Car, September 28, 2014, 9:35 a.m.

2014 09 28 Boy and Honda 5, September 28, 2014, 9:34 a.m.

Just before I asked him to sit in the Daddy Car one last time, September 28, 2014, 9:34 a.m.

2014 09 28 13.03.39 Two Hondas, September 28, 2014, 1:03 p.m.

Old Daddy Car meets the New Daddy Car, September 28, 2014, 1:03 p.m.

Seven Years Ago

2008 09 28 With Grandma 1, September 28, 2008, 7:04 a.m.

Morning with Grandma, September 28, 2008, 7:04 a.m.

Robert Smiles, September 28, 2008, 7:35 a.m.

Robert Smiles, September 28, 2008, 7:35 a.m.

Robert Smiles More, September 28, 2008, 7:42 a.m.

Robert Smiles More, September 28, 2008, 7:42 a.m.

Robert Still Smiles, September 28, 2008, 7:42 a.m.

Robert Still Smiles, September 28, 2008, 7:42 a.m.

Robert Napping, September 28, 2008, 8:28 a.m.

Robert Napping, September 28, 2008, 8:28 a.m.

Robert in His Car Seat, September 28, 2008, 11:17 a.m.

Robert in His Car Seat, September 28, 2008, 11:17 a.m.

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Hoop Dreams

From Daddy: Click above or click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fr7wos4At20 to watch today’s basketball game! He said that his team tied the other.

Three Weeks Ago

2015 09 06 10.03.28 Puzzle, September 6, 2015, 10:03 a.m.

Is it a map or a puzzle? With Granddad, September 6, 2015, 10:03 a.m.

2015 09 06 10.25.51 Grandma, September 6, 2015, 10:25 a.m.

Showing Grandma his multiplication machine, September 6, 2015, 10:25 a.m.

2015 09 06 16.31.27 Pool, September 6, 2015, 4:31 p.m.

Not pleased that Daddy is taking this photo by the pool; we are visiting Grandma and Granddad, September 6, 2015, 4:31 p.m.

2015 09 06 16.32.29 Pool, September 6, 2015, 4:32 p.m.

Tasting pool water, September 6, 2015, 4:32 p.m.

Last Month

2015 08 26 07.51.09 Wall Ball, August 26, 2015, 7:51 a.m.

Bouncing against the wall before school, August 26, 2015, 7:51 a.m.

Three Months Ago

2015 06 27 17.43.19 Elephant Bar, June 27, 2015, 5:43 p.m.

Dinner at the Elephant Bar, June 27, 2015, 5:43 p.m.

Four Months Ago

2015 05 27 08.07.04 Videos on Sofa, May 27, 2015, 8:07 a.m.

Watching videos on Sofa, staying home recovering from a cold, May 27, 2015, 8:07 a.m.

Five Years Ago


(or click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IYjTM2xfrkU to see if I’m okay)

Seven Years Ago

2008 09 27 Binky 1, September 27, 2008, 10:22 a.m.

Binky Boy, September 27, 2008, 10:22 a.m.

2008 09 27 Binky 2, September 27, 2008, 10:22 a.m.

Stretching, September 27, 2008, 10:22 a.m.

2008 09 27 With Nanna Jeanie 2, September 27, 2008, 11:43 a.m.

Hello, Nanna Jeanie 2, September 27, 2008, 11:43 a.m.

2008 09 27 Lying Down 1, September 27, 2008, 11:45 a.m.

Lying Down, September 27, 2008, 11:45 a.m.

2008 09 27 Lying Down 2. September 27, 2008, 11:45 a.m.

Hello camera. September 27, 2008, 11:45 a.m.

2008 09 27 With Nanna Jeanie 9, September 27, 2008, 12:30 p.m.

Posing with Nanna Jeanie, September 27, 2008, 12:30 p.m.

2008 09 27 With Daddy, September 27, 2008, 3:02 p.m.

With Daddy, September 27, 2008, 3:02 p.m.


(or click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DnQnGDcIZuc on your mobile device)

2008 09 27 With Hannah 4, September 27, 2008, 3:03 p.m.

Chilling out, September 27, 2008, 3:03 p.m.

2008 09 27 Aquarium Bouncer, September 27, 2008, 4:28 p.m.

Aquarium Bouncer, September 27, 2008, 4:28 p.m.

2008 09 27 Asleep on Granddad 1, September 27, 2008, 7:38 p.m.

Finally a chance to sleep, September 27, 2008, 7:38 p.m.

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Fun Run

Running one mile at the 2015 Playworks Fun Run, September 26, 2015, 9:54 a.m.

From Daddy: We began our busy day at 2015 Playworks Family Fun Run. We played and registered…

2015 09 26 09.46.50 Fun Run, September 26, 2015, 9:46 a.m.

Before the “Fun” Run, September 26, 2015, 9:46 a.m.

…and soon thereafter he…

2015 09 26 09.54.44 Fun Run, September 26, 2015, 9:54 a.m.

Making progress on the one-mile Fun Run, September 26, 2015, 9:54 a.m.

2015 09 26 09.54.45 Fun Run, September 26, 2015, 9:54 a.m.

Seeing Mommy’s camera phone on the Fun Run, September 26, 2015, 9:54 a.m.

…and I ran one mile!

2015 09 26 09.59.04 Fun Run, September 26, 2015, 9:59 a.m.

After the one-mile “Fun” Run, shortly after I had to sit down and rest, September 26, 2015, 9:59 a.m.

He did much better than I–I had to walk about as much as I ran!

We played more afterward, and then we headed home.

Inspiration for dinosaur drawing on friend's birthday card, September 26, 2015

Inspiration for dinosaur drawing on friend’s birthday card, September 26, 2015

At home, we had lunch and he composed a birthday card for our friend…

2015 09 26 14.38.10 Birthday, September 26, 2015, 2:38 p.m.

Family at the birthday party, September 26, 2015, 2:38 p.m.

…whose birthday party we would attend…

2015 09 26 14.58.44 Birthday, September 26, 2015, 2:58 p.m.

Happy at the birthday party, September 26, 2015, 2:58 p.m.

…and whose birthday pizza…

2015 09 26 15.02.20 Birthday pizza, September 26, 2015, 3:02 p.m.

Birthday pizza, September 26, 2015, 3:02 p.m.

…and birthday cake (with blue frosting)…

2015 09 26 15.30.14 Birthday cake, September 26, 2015, 3:30 p.m.

Enjoyed the blue frosting on the birthday cake, September 26, 2015, 3:30 p.m.

…we would eat.

2015 09 26 15.32.32 Birthday cake, September 26, 2015, 3:32 p.m.

There was no face-painter, only collateral damage from licking the blue frosting on the underside of the plate of birthday cake, September 26, 2015, 3:32 p.m.

After the party, we rested at home briefly and then had fun with cousins at Yeah-Yeah and Ngen-Ngen’s house.

2015 09 26 17.41.39 Kids Table, September 26, 2015, 5:41 p.m.

First one at the Kids Table, September 26, 2015, 5:41 p.m.

Three Weeks Ago

2015 09 05 13.25.46 Mountasia, September 5, 2015, 1:25 p.m.

The candy store within the restaurant at Mountasia Family Fun Center, September 5, 2015, 1:25 p.m.

A day of miniature golf and other fund at Mountasia Family Fun Center

2015 09 05 14.51.04 Mountasia, September 5, 2015, 2:51 p.m.

Air hockey at Mountasia, September 5, 2015, 2:51 p.m.


(or click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zAEiP6IdO0A to watch him play air hockey with Granddad)

Five Months Ago

2015 05 26 13.58.04 Nap, May 26, 2015, 1:58 p.m.

A rare mid-day nap because he was not feeling well, May 26, 2015, 1:58 p.m.

One Year Ago

2014 09 26 18.24.24 Olive Garden, September 26, 2014, 6:24 p.m.

Mommy took him out to dinner after The First Tee, September 26, 2014, 6:24 p.m.

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2015 Moon Festival

2015 09 25 11.28.34 AFY Moon Festival Lantern - Waving, September 25, 2015, 11:28 a.m.

Hello from the Moon Festival Assembly, September 25, 2015, 11:28 a.m.

From Daddy: I stayed home from work in the morning, so he happily was able to walk to school.


(After the final street crossing, I allowed him to run the remainder of the way to school. Click above or click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rP4hXO_3nOg to see his final run).

Later, Yeah-Yeah, Ngen-Ngen, and I attended the Moon Festival Assembly. It was cute to watch the kindergartners and first-graders perform. The second-graders paraded their lanterns.

2015 09 25 11.14.26 AFY Moon Festival Lantern - Face, September 25, 2015, 11:14 a.m.

He reacted negatively to seeing my camera trained on him from afar, September 25, 2015, 11:14 a.m.

2015 09 25 11.28.47 AFY Moon Festival Lantern Parade, September 25, 2015, 11:28 a.m.

His lantern, September 25, 2015, 11:28 a.m.


(or click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h_el9xQJkkI to see the lantern parade)

Later, he went to The First Tee golf class at Harding Park.

2015 09 25 15.52.32 First Tee - Racoons, September 25, 2015, 3:52 p.m.

Look out for the raccoons at Harding Park, September 25, 2015, 3:52 p.m.

Then, a much-desired movie night at home with Winnie the Pooh!

Three Weeks Ago

2015 09 04 07.46.56 Ball before school, September 4, 2015, 7:46 a.m.

Can wait to retrieve the boy before school, September 4, 2015, 7:46 a.m.

2015 09 04 07.47.50 Ball before school, September 4, 2015, 7:47 a.m.

Got the ball before school, September 4, 2015, 7:47 a.m.

2015 09 04 07.47.52 Ball before school, September 4, 2015, 7:47 a.m.

Ready to play ball before school, September 4, 2015, 7:47 a.m.

2015 09 04 15.25.23 PE Class, September 4, 2015, 3:25 p.m.

Just before school ended, I had a rare opportunity to watch his PE Class before I picked him up from school to begin the drive to Southern California, September 4, 2015, 3:25 p.m.


(or click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q_yyFDLS_oM to watch PE)

One Month Ago


(or click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jEqgx0qxaho to watch some Four Square on the second week of Second Grade)

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Swimming Help

From Daddy: Yesterday, he slow-dived into the water at the swimming class several times and gave me a thumbs up. He said that the teacher help him do things that he didn’t want to do!

For now, Tuesday evenings will the be the new time of his swimming class!

Last Week

2015 09 16 07.51.39 Playing before school, September 16, 2015, 7:51 a.m.

Exasperated that I took his photo while he was playing before school, September 16, 2015, 7:51 a.m.


(or click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=esnAOTY6lt0 to watch his play before school)

One Month Ago

2015 08 23 10.00.55 Haircut, August 23, 2015, 10:00 a.m.

Happy to get a haircut, August 23, 2015, 10:00 a.m.

2015 08 23 13.46.39 Cousins, August 23, 2015, 1:46 p.m.

Eating at Yeah-Yeah’s and Ngen-Ngen’s, August 23, 2015, 1:46 p.m.

Two Months Ago

2015 07 23 Arlene's birthday - house 5, July 23, 2015, 7:52 p.m.

Good-bye to Yeah-Yeah and Ngen-Ngen after Arlene Goo-Goo’s birthday party, July 23, 2015, 7:52 p.m.

Four Months Ago


(or click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tu4Exj12mB4 to watch him dance at Yeah-Yeah and Ngen-Ngen’s house)

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Good-Bye, Level 3

2015 09 22 18.55.13 Mel's, September 22, 2015, 6:55 p.m.

A celebratory after-swim family dinner, September 22, 2015, 6:55 p.m.

From Daddy: We had a special Tuesday night swim class. Following the class on Saturday, it was decided to try this Level 4 class to see if it would work better for him. The class concentrated more on swimming in the water and less on diving though the video below shows that he still received help with diving.


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

He had a great class. When I confirmed that he would be promoted to Level 4, he gestured his arms in triumphed and declared, “Good-bye, Level 3.”

2015 09 22 07.35.41 Driving to School, September 22, 2015, 7:35 a.m.

Driving to school together, September 22, 2015, 7:35 a.m.

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