Monthly Archives: November 2016

An Umbrella Is Not a Parachute

From Daddy: I’m so proud of him and his basketball team! Their opponents today were stronger, bigger, and older, but yet his team stayed competitive and had the stamina and/or depth to dominate the second half! Click above or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7V8YMcGt0E.

This Morning

While we walked in the rain with umbrellas on the way to our haircuts, he asked me, “Daddy, does an umbrella truly help when you’re skydiving?”

I said, “No, an umbrella isn’t strong enough or big enough to make a difference.” Then I thought about it. “But, you know there is something big enough and strong enough, right? You know what it’s called.”

He asked, “What?”

I replied, “A parachute!”

He half-laughed, “Oh yeah! A parachute!”

A couple of minutes later, he took a couple of small hops. “You’re right,” he declared, “it didn’t help at all [in slowing his fall].”

Last Week

He was great last week in shooting practice…

…and his team had a great game!

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Anniversary!

2016-11-06-18-21-56-family, November 6, 2016, 6:21 p.m.

Anniversary family selfie, November 6, 2016, 6:21 p.m.

From Daddy: Happy Anniversary to us! Seventeen years for Mommy and Daddy!

Mommy and Daddy had Thai food with peanuts at lunch, November 6, 2016

Mommy and Daddy had Thai food with peanuts at lunch, November 6, 2016

The boy had a great day with a playdate with Yeah-Yeah and Ngen-Ngen

Beanie with Yeah-Yeah and Ngen-Ngen, November 6, 2016, 9:09 a.m.

Beanie with Yeah-Yeah and Ngen-Ngen, November 6, 2016, 9:09 a.m.

He even studied a bit of Chinese with Ngen-Ngen (click below or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R5IBiGU22pE.

Afterward, to a friend’s house!

2016-11-06-10-58-43-playdate, November 6, 2016, 10:58 a.m.

He enjoyed a very “electronic” playdate with a friend and he couldn’t stop talking about how much he enjoyed it, November 6, 2016, 10:58 a.m.

Then a new round of basketball, this time with kids as old as ten!

2016-11-06-15-41-01-basketball-line-up, November 6, 2016, 3:41 p.m.

Lining up by height for a new round of basketball; I had my doubts with his being second from the left, November 6, 2016, 3:41 p.m.

He seemed up to the challenge in the one-on-one skill drill above (or click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UFClymF84Hc).

But, by luck of the draw, his team was probably the weakest–undersized, relatively slower, and not as physical. His first basket was his team’s only score from the field for a long time. But he was not discouraged even though he know that he was the shortest on the court. Immediately after the game, he practiced so that he could get better. I am so very proud of his attitude. Click above or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mABXtGbFuEo to see how outmatched and scrappy is his team.

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Halloween Carnival

2016-10-28-17-14-39-glo-halloween, October 28, 2016, 5:14 p.m.

Posing with a ninja friend, October 28, 2016, 5:14 p.m.

From Daddy: Friday at the Halloween Carnival for his after school program. Costumes were welcome for the carnival but not during school.

2016-10-28-15-52-03-glo-halloween, October 28, 2016, 3:52 p.m.

Seated at his desk, patiently waiting for clearance to go to the carnival, October 28, 2016, 3:52 p.m.

First thing in the morning, we were discussing costume logistics. Mommy didn’t relish the idea of leaving his costume at school, and neither did I. I offered to bring the costume after school. Then he asked, “Does that mean you can be there for the whole party?”

I supposed that I could. I asked if he wanted that and he said yes. I agreed. Then he grabbed my arm and kissed it.

2016-10-28-16-18-49-glo-halloween, October 28, 2016, 4:18 p.m.

Side view while waiting for the soccer game, October 28, 2016, 4:18 p.m.


(or click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8h6pem1heYU to watch the activities)

I was really impressed with the care and patience of the volunteer face painter who drew a great Mario mustache on him!

2016-10-28-17-50-18-mustache, October 28, 2016, 5:50 p.m.

Mustache and Daddy, October 28, 2016, 5:50 p.m.

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