From Daddy: He got an achievement for the Butterfly Skill stroke! Click below or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PbE2ofxLAlo to see him swim and later receive his achievement!
Monthly Archives: July 2016
From Daddy: We had a great birthday party today!
He’s been looking forward to it all week, counting down days.
Yesterday, was counting down hours while we were running errands to Party City to get a balloon, Toys R Us to get a controller for the new Wii-U, IHOP to lunch, the Merced and Parkside branches of the library, 7-Eleven for Mommy, and then home (almost 4 hours roundtrip).
Today’s party was a small one, centered on just a few boys and video games. This was his first birthday party intended for a limited audience. As he said on Thursday morning, if he were to have a more expansive party, “What better place than [Yeah-Yeah and Ngen-Ngen’s] house? They always [love celebrating birthdays].”
Also, we had stick-the-star-and-the-Super-Mario-poster.
The capstone was an Mario-themed obstacle course. He had told Mommy that he wanted an obstacle course in the hallway, and he and (mostly) I developed it yesterday morning. Obstacles were jumping over pits, touching the “ice flower” and freezing Piranha Plants (by throwing cotton balls)…
…the cloud walk to retrieve a gold (dollar) coin), …
See inspiration for the cloud walk by clicking below or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tLljC1iKps4&feature=youtu.be&t=48:
…touching a fire flower and shooting Piranha Plants (by bowling them over with golf balls), bouncing a spike ball into Bowser Jr’s Clown Car (inspired by New Super Mario Wii)…
…using a “Koopa shell” to break down a wall (of masking tape), touching the coin to his bedroom’s door knob, and opening his door!
The official results:
(or click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j1gJCI_nVaU to see the fastest time)
However, the Birthday Boy realized that it wouldn’t be fun if he just took home the medal, so he graciously bestowed the winning medal upon Cristian!
As he said just before bed tonight about the obstacle course, “It was awesome.”
From Daddy: More progress in diving in swimming class today! He’s extending his body more, however, he is still trying to hit the water first with his knee. Click above or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nit1-rPz18E to watch this week’s class and click below or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HoQdNa7gwnk for last week’s.
From Daddy: On Saturday night, we were treated to the stunning Lumination celebration at our Happy Place, Gilroy Gardens. Please click above or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CCx0TyZ2bDo from his tour and below or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yULme4gLlHg for a darkened train ride.
Then, yesterday, we spent a full day enjoying Gilroy Gardens by daylight! Click below or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=edu2lcsmaNc for his experience.
From Daddy: We attended a party at an uncle and auntie’s today. There were lots of family and we met a cute bunny!
(or click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2-hvbn50OHQ to watch him play ping pong)
One Week Ago
(or click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oVhxp4RUzFI to see a video he took of Uncle Albert at breakfast)
From Daddy: We found the face-painting crayons, and he went to basketball with a Robin mask this morning!
From Daddy: Sports today!