From Daddy: Today was the final of six sessions in our current run of basketball with Legarza. (Click above or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yvia3HhqcDE to watch shooting practice. Click below or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vkmPF8Bs2C4 to watch the game.
It was great! We almost decided to take a hiatus, but a friend almost joined and we enrolled. The friend was not unable to join after all, but we’re glad that we did. He had a great time. Thanks coaches!
Click above or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hILKRTjmDoA to watch last week’s shooting practice. Click below or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-bPe4I9gMpI to watch last week’s game.
Three Weeks Ago
There was no basketball two weeks ago due to Easter Sunday. Click above or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UtWPZ3JCCaw to watch defensive practice. He was the only kid to steal from the coach! Click below or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SydmQ61DuNo to watch the game.
From Daddy: He had a great and busy weekend! Saturday morning began with Aikido class (click above or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0oPzp4hzC5k to watch a bit).
Afterward, we ran an errand at Best Buy and then played in Golden Gate Park at a picnic/party thrown by his before and afterschool care program.
(Click above to see some games, but make sure to stick around or skip ahead to his favorite–playing in inflatable sumo-style smashing suits at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NChgSYp-Zng)
Beanie in a sumo smash suit at GLO in the Park, April 29, 2017, 1 p.m.
He loved this bounce house obstacle course at GLO in the Park, April 29, 2017, 11:44 a.m.
That evening, Nick came over to take him to enjoy Boss Baby and dinner. That was his favorite part. Meanwhile, we attended him school’s dinner auction fundraiser. Cheers to his classroom project below (or click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QohcwM6QhQg!
The boy’s personalized Jenga block, made for the school dinner/auction, April 29, 2017, 5:39 p.m.
Before the event started, April 29, 2017, 5:03 p.m.
On Sunday, he had his final basketball session of the season and a playdate with a friend.
From Daddy: Today, I chaperoned a field trip with the boy’s third-grade class to the Hyde Street Pier! I don’t think that I’d been there since I was in the third grade! Thanks to my group of kids whom I named “Team P-P-A-P,” a favorite song of the boy and his peers.
Before school, we had a great breakfast with Uncle Albert. (Thanks for buying, Uncle Albert!) Above is a video that the boy took with my phone
Earlier This Week
His final swimming class! Yay!
For the past few months, we’ve been listening to some great podcasts about science aimed for kids. We listen to Brains On, But Why: A Podcast for Curious Kids, and Tumble from Lindsay Patterson and the goofy Marshall Escamilla. This podcasts entertain the boy, stoke his curiosity, and make him smile.
Last Sunday, on the way home from basketball, we were listening to the Brains On episode “Do we all see the same colors?” (click to visit that episode) around the 2:43 mark, he adorably exclaimed, “I love this part: The fiction part,” as he noticed that the episode was transitioning into a cute illustrative audio skit about how eyes work.
Below is a video of that basketball game from last week.
He had his doubts about wanting to attend the game, but afterward he declare that it was great “because it’s not about winning or losing, but about having fun,” he declared. I’m glad that he had fun!
We began a new six-week series of basketball. Last week was the third session. We missed the previous one because he was ill. A video of the game from the first session is below.