Monthly Archives: January 2017

Happy Birthday Mommy!


(or click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KO8fnCD8tNE)

From Daddy: Mommy took the day off from work. Rest, TV, Tacolicious for dinner, roses, and bundt cake!

Birthday art by the boy this morning, January 31, 2017

Birthday art by the boy this morning, January 31, 2017

Roses for the birthday girl, January 31, 2017

Roses for the birthday girl, January 31, 2017

Yummy bundt cakes, January 31, 2017

Yummy bundt cakes, January 31, 2017

2017-01-28-18-19-12-birthday-cake, January 28, 2017, 6:19 p.m.

Birthday cake in Gilroy when Grandma and Granddad could join us, January 28, 2017, 6:19 p.m.

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Chinatown Field Trip & Gilroy Dinner

2017-01-26-10-55-44-cable-car-museum, January 26, 2017, 10:55 a.m.

Cables scrolling across big wheel-like gears at the Cable Car Museum. The California Street line was briefly stopped for some maintenance, January 26, 2017, 10:55 a.m.

From Daddy: On Thursday, I accompanied his class on a field trip!

2017-01-26-09-57-59-school-bus, January 26, 2017, 9:57 a.m.

We boarded one of two school buses to begin our field trip. The bus took us to the Cable Car Museum, January 26, 2017, 9:57 a.m.

A school bus took us to the Cable Car Museum, outside of which we enjoyed a snack from our lunch boxes. Then we got to explore the museum.

2017-01-26-10-53-17-cable-car-museum, January 26, 2017, 10:53 a.m.

In the lower lever of the Cable Car Museum, we saw gears and a mucky lubricant, January 26, 2017, 10:53 a.m.

2017-01-26-11-03-01-cable-car-museum, January 26, 2017, 11:03 a.m.

His sits in a bank of seats designed to look like a cable car while he briefly watches a film about San Francisco history at the Cable Car Museum, January 26, 2017, 11:03 a.m.

Afterward, we had a long walk to a bakery to pick up Dim Sum then to Willie “Woo Woo” Wong Playground to eat (the Dim Sum and lunch) and to play.

Next, we walked to Gordon J. Lau Elementary School to tutor first graders in Cantonese.

2017-01-26-13-59-39-gordon-j-lau-elementary, January 26, 2017, 1:59 p.m.

In a first grade classroom at Gordon J. Lau Elementary School, he holds an art project. The first grader whom he tutored Chinese stands just off to the left. He wasn’t too keen on her because she didn’t really talk, January 26, 2017, 1:59 p.m.


(or click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tmvK_wmbq4k to see a brief segment of the tutoring session)

Then, photos and a long walk to Market Street. Inside Powell Street Station, we munched on fortune cookies (purchased in Ross Alley between Dim Sum and the playground) before boarding the N-Judah back to school.

2017-01-26-16-11-42-magic-shop, January 26, 2017, 4:11 p.m.

Just after school, we walked with his friend to Uncle Joe’s magic shop Misdirections. We were treated to a magic trick, some conversation, and window shopping, January 26, 2017, 4:11 p.m.

2017-01-26-16-22-48-jamba-juice, January 26, 2016, 4:22 p.m.

Afterward, I rewarded the boys with a Jamba Juice. Next, Mommy picked us up, took us home, and we played, had dinner, and played more until the friend’s mom picked him up, January 26, 2016, 4:22 p.m.

It was a busy and tiring day!

The next day was Friday, but we had the day off of school for the Lunar New Year. We had a friend over for a brief playdate in the morning and then we went to have fun at Yeah-Yeah and Ngen-Ngen’s house at lunchtime.

On Saturday, had more play time and then we met Grandma and Granddad for dinner in Gilroy to celebrate Mommy’s birthday a bit early.


(or click https://youtu.be/xDutZyT0VXc to hear Mommy’s birthday song)

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It’s Raining Basketballs!

From Daddy:


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Basketball New Year

From Daddy: He started a new basketball series on Sunday. Click above or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YSiKa5jdMQo to watch him play.

Next Sunday is off due to the long weekend, but then we’ll be back in two weeks.

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Last Day of Vacation

2017-01-02-15-52-37-boys-at-preschool, January 2, 2017, 3:52 p.m.

Boys crowd around a computer at preschool, January 2, 2017, 3:52 p.m.

From Daddy: Today is his (and Mommy’s) last before school resumes tomorrow. We’ve had a great break and I hope that all are ready to return to school!

New Year’s Day

Beanie playing video games but not wanting his photo taken, January 1, 2016, 7:26 a.m.

Beanie playing video games but not wanting his photo taken, January 1, 2016, 7:26 a.m.

We drove home yesterday from Southern California.

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Wondering through the snow, January 1, 2017, 10:40 a.m.

2017-01-01-10-40-39-snow-in-gorman, January 1, 2017, 10:40 a.m.

Boy in the snow in Gorman. He’s been in ice before, but this was his first time in soft snow, January 1, 2017, 10:40 a.m.

2017-01-01-10-47-02-snow-in-gorman, January 1, 2017, 10:47 a.m.

He enjoyed the snowball fight with Mommy, January 1, 2017, 10:47 a.m.

2017-01-01-10-49-32-snow-angel-in-gorman, January 1, 2017, 10:49 a.m.

He enjoyed making a snow angel, January 1, 2017, 10:49 a.m.


(or click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lfM0vS5RtXY to watch him play in snow)

2017-01-01-14-58-29-casa-de-fruta, January 1, 2017, 2:58 p.m.

A driving break to play at Casa de Fruta, January 1, 2017, 2:58 p.m.

We returned from Southern California yesterday and he enjoyed some well-deserved video game time today intermixed with homework and playtime with cousins.

New Year’s Eve

We had a nice day playing, running an errand (returning computer hardware), and having lunch and dessert while Grandma and Mommy were at a movie.

2016-12-31-15-12-10-granddad, December 31, 2016, 3:12 p.m.

Playing a serious game while hanging out with Granddad, December 31, 2016, 3:12 p.m.

He didn’t stay up until midnight but rather until about 9:15 on our coast so that he could watch the ball drop in New York on CNN.

The Day Before (December 30)

I flew down to visit everyone. They waited for me before going out to dinner for Granddad’s birthday (which was the previous day).

2016-12-30-19-30-14-granddads-birthday-cake, December 30, 2016, 7:30 p.m.

Granddad’s birthday bundt cakes at home after dinner out, December 30, 2016, 7:30 p.m.


(or click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_HOA7IiSpyk to sign the birthday song)

Christmas Eve


(or click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UJ0piHs0c0Y to see what happened at breakfast with Uncle Albert)

We saw Uncle Albert in the morning. In the evening, we saw Mommy sing at church.

2016-12-24-18-49-49-seventh-ave-presbyterian, December 24, 2016, 6:49 p.m.

Seventh Avenue Presbyterian Church, December 24, 2016, 6:49 p.m.

2016-12-24-18-50-01-seventh-ave-presbyterian, , December 24, 2016, 6:50 p.m.

Seventh Avenue Presbyterian Church, December 24, 2016, 6:50 p.m.

2016-12-24-19-17-34-seventh-ave-presbyterian, December 24, 2016, 7:17 p.m.

The pastor speaks with the children, December 24, 2016, 7:17 p.m.

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