Category Archives: American Ninja Warrior

Working Out in L.A.

2016-12-28-highland-park-1, December 28, 2016

Standing on a rock in York Park (in Highland Park), December 28, 2016

From Daddy: I’ve missed my family. There are in Los Angeles now, but they look like they are having fun!

2016-12-28-highland-park-2, December 28, 2016

Training for American Ninja Warrior in York Park (in Highland Park), December 28, 2016

Milkshake in Pasadena, December 28, 2016

Milkshake at the Fair Oaks Pharmacy and Soda Fountain in Pasadena, December 28, 2016

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Superhero Pose

2016 06 21 08.27.57 Discovery Museum - Superhero pose, June 21, 2016, 8:27 a.m.

The traditional superhero pose outside of the Bay Area Discovery Museum before the Golden Gate Bridge, June 21, 2016, 8:27 a.m.

From Daddy: It’s been a tradition! Every year I take photos of him before the Golden Gate Bridge just before a camp day at the Bay Area Discovery Museum.

2015 06 08 Discovery Museum - GGB 2, June 8, 2015, 8:49 a.m.

The ol’ superhero pose with the Golden Gate Bridge in the background, June 8, 2015, 8:49 a.m.

2014 06 16 GGB 4, June 16, 2014, 8:47 a.m.

A closer look (for comparison) at the old superhero pose before the Golden Gate Bridge, soon before Fort Building Camp at the Bay Area Discovery Museum, June 16, 2014, 8:47 a.m.

2013 07 29 Discovery GGB 1, July 29, 2013, 8:35 a.m.

With the Golden Gate Bridge, early for camp at the Discovery Museum, July 29, 2013, 8:35 a.m.

This year, he added the Robin pose.

2016 06 21 08.27.37 Discovery Museum - Robin pose, June 21, 2016, 8:27 a.m.

The Robin pose outside of the Bay Area Discovery Museum before the Golden Gate Bridge, June 21, 2016, 8:27 a.m.

2015 10 31 17.54.31 Halloween costume, October 31, 2015, 5:54 p.m.

Halloween costume, October 31, 2015, 5:54 p.m.

2015 10 25 09.27.03 Robin costume, October 25, 2015, 9:27 a.m.

With his Robin costume, he will be the Boy Wonder for Halloween, October 25, 2015, 9:27 a.m.

Also, he has wanted to record a video each morning for Mommy:


(or click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1xDDWE5Zpi8 to see a rock-throwing contest)

This Evening

He has learned some new skills in swimming class!


(or click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K0mU-Zskdlw to see him swim underwater)

This Morning

From breakfast this morning, he wanted a bowl of Corn Pops with milk. I wasn’t even aware that we even had Corn Pops in the house, but I allowed it.

A box of Corn Pops, courtesy of Wikipedia

A box of Corn Pops, courtesy of Wikipedia

Later, he told me that he didn’t like them and moved the bowl to the sink. I moved it back to the dining room and reminded him that he asked for them.

Later still, while I wasn’t looking, he poured it out into the sink on the towel (why was a towel in the sink?!) and sneaked back to bed.

So, eventually I went to him and said, “I have a problem. The problem is that you misbehaved and poured out your Corn Pops in the sink on a towel. Were you supposed to do that? (No.) Did you know that there was a towel there? (Yes.) Anyway, my problem is that you misbehaved but if I don’t give you another breakfast, you’ll be hungry. So here’s my idea: You pay for the Corn Pops with your own money and I’ll give you another breakfast.”

He readily agreed to the deal. “Deal. How much do Corn Pops cost?”

I said, “I don’t know; let’s find out!” So I searched online. A box seemed to be $3.99, so I charged him a dollar. He agreed and enjoyed his next breakfast of corn flakes with milk and a strawberry Pop-Tart. (Mommy would later find it funny that the computer had an open browser window on Corn Pops.)

Apparently he thought–maybe the box suggested it–that the Corn Pop would taste like kettle corn. Which Mommy says that he doesn’t like that much anyway.

Later This Evening

American Ninja Warrior!

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Pizza and American Ninja Warrior

2016 06 09 09.17.15 McDonald's, June 9, 2016, 9:17 a.m.

We had a happy time at breakfast at McDonald’s, so I just think that this photo was taken at an inopportune moment, June 9, 2016, 9:17 a.m.

From Daddy: One week ago, we were glad to have his friend over for pizza and American Ninja Warrior. We loved the Pipe Fitter and Go Drew Dreschel!


(or click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=svskLMpBIdQ to learn more about the Pipe Fitter)


(or click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rB12rlhYrQY to see Drew’s run!)

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Shared Schoolyard

Jumping at the Dianne Feinstein Elementary School schoolyard, April 30, 2016, 12:41 p.m.

Jumping at the Dianne Feinstein Elementary School schoolyard, April 30, 2016, 12:41 p.m.

As part of the Shared Schoolyard Project, the schoolyard at Dianne Feinstein Elementary School opened to the public on weekends starting on Saturday. After we dropped on Mommy at the airport on Saturday, we visited and enjoyed the schoolyard! Click below or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qm9Fz5gIzsQ on your mobile device to watch his message to Mommy!

Later, we met up with friends (and a dog) at Midtown Terrace Playground for play and the adjacent Sutro Reservior for scootering.

Beanie scoots leaving Midtown Terrace Playground, April 30, 2016, 4:23 p.m. Monty the dog is our friend.

Beanie scoots leaving Midtown Terrace Playground, April 30, 2016, 4:23 p.m. Monty the dog is our friend.

Yesterday


(or click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xc9w5RG_Kbw to see him swim!)

Three Days Ago

The league was divided into two sides for free-throw contests. He did well as did his side! Click above or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QFTlzaIRpko to watch.

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The Blue Dragon

2015 10 14 07.50.11 Blue Dragon, October 14, 2015, 7:50 a.m.

The Blue Dragon in the background, October 14, 2015, 7:50 a.m.

From Daddy: I dropped him off at school on Monday morning and he ran somewhat ahead of me. Before he entered the school building some fifty feet ahead of me, he pointed back toward his school yard’s play structure. I didn’t understand what he was trying to tell me at first, but then I noticed that the muralist painted a blue dragon over the weekend!

This Evening

2015 10 15 18.25.46 Yeah-Yeah and Ngen-Ngen's, October 15, 2015, 6:25 p.m.

Happy to be at Yeah-Yeah and Ngen-Ngen’s, October 15, 2015, 6:25 p.m.

2015 10 15 18.25.54 Yeah-Yeah and Ngen-Ngen's, October 15, 2015, 6:25 p.m.

Great noodles for dinner at Yeah-Yeah and Ngen-Ngen’s, October 15, 2015, 6:25 p.m.

This Morning

2015 10 15 07.51.13 Morning Treat, October 15, 2015, 7:51 a.m.

Why is he so smiley?, October 15, 2015, 7:51 a.m.

2015 10 15 07.51.26 Morning Treat, October 15, 2015, 7:51 a.m.

Because after a week of eating breakfasts at his before school program and a healthy morning breakfast including scrambled eggs by Mommy, Thursday morning is Treat Morning! He needs to wipe at the corners of his mouth, October 15, 2015, 7:51 a.m.

One Month Ago

2015 09 15 19.17.55 Ninja Warrior, September 15, 2015, 7:17 p.m.

Congratulations to Isaac Caldiero for being an American Ninja Warrior, September 15, 2015, 7:17 p.m.

Two Years Ago


(or click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tpqMewkOGoI to watch him exercise in the morning)

Five Years Ago

2010 10 15 Robert in Orange Sunglasses, October 15, 2010, 12:06 p.m

Chillin’ in the kitchen with orange sunglasses, October 15, 2010, 12:06 p.m

Seven Years Ago

2008 10 15 Activity Mat, October 15, 2008, 7:17 a.m.

Lying on the activity mat in the morning, October 15, 2008, 7:17 a.m.

2008 10 15 Changing Table, October 15, 2008, 7:32 a.m.

On the changing table in the morning, October 15, 2008, 7:32 a.m.


(or click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t2FvS5DluGQ to watch him move a bit)

2008 10 15 Ranger bear 1, October 15, 2008, 9:10 a.m.

Hello Ranger bear, October 15, 2008, 9:10 a.m.

2008 10 15 Ranger bear 2, October 15, 2008, 9:10 a.m.

Or is it a dog or a bean?, October 15, 2008, 9:10 a.m.

2008 10 15 Ngen-Ngen 1, October 15, 2008, 4:43 p.m.

Ngen-Ngen holds the baby, October 15, 2008, 4:43 p.m.

2008 10 15 Ngen-Ngen 2, October 15, 2008, 4:43 p.m.

Looking up at Ngen-Ngen, October 15, 2008, 4:43 p.m.

Yeah-Yeah, Ngen-Ngen, and Goo-Poo, October 15, 2008, 6:25 p.m.

Yeah-Yeah, Ngen-Ngen, and Goo-Poo, October 15, 2008, 6:25 p.m.

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The Black Mask

2015 10 12 09.59.58 Mask, October 12, 2015, 10 a.m.

Daddy just applied the mask, October 12, 2015, 10 a.m.

From Daddy: His favorite superhero is Robin, so he loves wearing a mask that makes him look like Robin!

Robin from Teen Titans Go, courtesy of the Teen Titans Go wiki

Robin from Teen Titans Go, courtesy of the Teen Titans Go wiki

2015 10 12 10.26.00 Mask - Sunset Playground, October 12, 2015, 10:26 a.m.

Out for super-hero/Ninja Warrior maneuvers at Sunset Playground, October 12, 2015, 10:26 a.m.

He enjoyed training for American Ninja Warrior at Sunset Playground with his mask on, and then we headed to preschool (where Mommy was working) to surprise her.

This Afternoon


(or click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TCZ-zwae6DQ to watch his swimming class this evening)

One Month Ago

We attended the opening ceremony at Francis Scott Key Elementary School!

He was hesitant at first, but he was pleased that he got to tour a fire engine!, September 13, 2015, 11:24 a.m.

He was hesitant at first, but he was pleased that he got to tour a fire engine!, September 13, 2015, 11:24 a.m.

2015 09 13 11.07.46 Francis Scott Key - Map, September 13, 2015, 11:07 a.m.

We loved the maps painted on the ground at the Francis Scott Key playground, September 13, 2015, 11:07 a.m.

2015 09 13 11.07.31 Francis Scott Key - Map, September 13, 11:07 a.m.

We played catch on the atlas; I would tell him to run out to India and I’d throw an Angry Birds bean bag out there, September 13, 11:07 a.m.

2015 09 13 Francis Scott Key - Darts, September 13, 2015, 11:18 a.m.

He enjoyed this game – throwing darts at balloons, September 13, 2015, 11:18 a.m.


(or click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DWzSNignGVM to watch him play a game: throwing darts at balloons)


(or click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dWptXNYH1vY to see him at the ribbon-cutting)

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Back to Basketball & Back to the Pumpkin Suit


(or click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cja-eFc5k5Y to watch his basketball game)

From Daddy: Because we were at Gilroy Gardens last week, we skipped basketball. We returned today and it was great fun!


(or click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WNbfINGmuf0 to see him train for American Ninja Warrior at Westlake Park before basketball started)


(or click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xL5PCeowDG0 to get a lesson on passing)

Last Year/span>

Gilroy Gardens for the first time!


(or click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aBOGnrOX_sE to fly with us)


(or click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lvoorwDbyMc to float with us)

Two Years Ago


(or click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g02P8_79YFo to see a trip to the pumpkin patch before school!)

Five Years Ago

2010 10 11_16-19-26_521 Bath, October 11, 2010, 4:19 p.m.

Bath time!, October 11, 2010, 4:19 p.m.

Seven Years Ago

Hanging out with the Beanie

On the couch with Mommy, October 11, 2008, 9:39 a.m.

On the couch with Mommy, October 11, 2008, 9:39 a.m.

Hanging out with Daddy, October 11, 2008, 9:41 a.m.

Hanging out with Daddy, October 11, 2008, 9:41 a.m.

Grandma and Granddad come to visit, October 11, 2008, 10 a.m.


(or click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=716aFUR0Y3I to see him play with Pumpkin Bear)

Mommy holds Robert in the kitchen, October 11, 2008, 12:04 p.m.

Mommy holds Robert in the kitchen, October 11, 2008, 12:04 p.m.

2008 10 11 Granddad reads to Robert, October 11, 2008, 12:53 p.m.

2008 10 11 Granddad reads to Robert, October 11, 2008, 12:53 p.m.

2008 10 11 Pumpkin Suit, October 11, 2008, 2:17 p.m.

Pumpkin Suit on his changing table, October 11, 2008, 2:17 p.m.

18 p.m.

Pumpkin Suit – Sitting 1, October 11, 2008, 2:18 p.m.

18 p.m.

Pumpkin Suit – Sitting 2, smaller, October 11, 2008, 2:18 p.m.

24 p.m.

Pumpkin Suit with Mommy 2, October 11, 2008, 2:24 p.m.

29 p.m.

Pumpkin Suit with Grandma Carol, October 11, 2008, 2:29 p.m.

We took him to the Pumpkin Patch for the very first time, October 11, 2008, 2:49 p.m.

We took him to the Pumpkin Patch for the very first time, October 11, 2008, 2:49 p.m.

2008 10 11 Pumpkin Patch - Daddy and Mommy

First family portrait at the Pumpkin Patch, October 11, 2008, 2:55 p.m.

2008 10 11 Pumpkin Patch - Grandma and Granddad

Grandma and Granddad take a portrait with him too!, October 11, 2008, 2:55 p.m.

2008 10 11 Pumpkin Patch - Grandma 10, October 11, 2008, 3:05 p.m.

Close-up of Pumpkin Boy as Grandma holds him up, October 11, 2008, 3:05 p.m.

2008 10 11 Pumpkin Patch - Grandma, October 11, 2008, 3 p.m.

Grandma has some special time with the boy in the Pumpkin Patch, October 11, 2008, 3 p.m.

2008 10 11 At Computer & the Office, October 11, 2008, 4:25 p.m.

Then we visited Daddy’s office, October 11, 2008, 4:25 p.m.

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