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Nation’s Giant Hamburgers

Beanie at Nations, June 3, 2017, 6:40 p.m.

Beanie at Nations, June 3, 2017, 6:40 p.m.

From Daddy: Two months ago, I took him to dinner at Nation’s in Daly City. He didn’t exactly know where we were going and honestly his liking burgers consistently was still relatively new and uncertain to me. However, Nation’s did not disappoint and he loved his cheeseburger. Since then, he’s been pleased to eat every burger we’ve given him. He doesn’t have one often, but it’s good to know that we have another go-to thing to eat.

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Camp Strawberry

2017 06 05 08.20.57 McDonald's - Cars jacket, June 5, 2017, 8:20 a.m.

Proud to have finally grown into this Cars jacket, June 5, 2017, 8:20 a.m.

2016 06 08_162808 Camp Strawberry shirt, June 8, 2016, 4:28 p.m.

Posing with his Camp Strawberry shirt, June 8, 2016, 4:28 p.m.

From Daddy: He’s happy to be back at Camp Strawberry, one year after his first camp here!

2016 06 08_162547 Strawberry Recreation District, June 8, 2016, 4:25 p.m.

A panoramic look at the Strawberry Recreation District and site of Camp Strawberry, June 8, 2016, 4:25 p.m.

Yesterday (Monday) was the first day. We had breakfast at McDonald’s, just before camp, as we did last year (though unlikely last year, he is sadly without his classmate, who is currently in a different camp).

2017 06 05 08.28.58 McDonald's, June 5, 2017, 8:28 a.m.

Breakfast at McDonald’s just before Camp Strawberry, June 5, 2017, 8:28 a.m.

In the morning, the temperature outside home and in Mill Valley was in the 50s when we left home. He tried and loved his Cars jacket. I’d tried to get him to wear it in the winter once, and he didn’t care for it. Today, he loved it and found it comfy. He even wore it into the restaurant.

2017 06 05 08.35.24 McDonald's, June 5, 2017, 8:35 a.m.

Munching on his bacon, egg, and cheese biscuit at McDonald’s just before Camp Strawberry, June 5, 2017, 8:35 a.m.

I had him leave the jacket in the car when we arrived at camp since the temperature had risen to the 60s. (He put it back on for the car ride this morning.)

He was happy to be back.

2017 06 05 08.57.08 Camp Strawberry, June 5, 2017, 8:57 a.m.

Situated on Day One of Camp Strawberry, June 5, 2017, 8:57 a.m. We were early; it turns out camp starts at 9:30 so we arrived later for Day Two this morning.

He had a happy Day One, but leaped up to meet me when I picked him up at 4:33 p.m. in the afternoon; I had confirmed with the camp counselors that camp ended at 4:30 and that I should pick him up just afterward, but many kids had left by the time that I arrived and he greeted me with a “Finally!”

2017 06 05 08.58.25 Camp Strawberry banner, June 5, 2017, 8:58 a.m.

Happy to be back at Camp Strawberry, June 5, 2017, 8:58 a.m.

We jointly agreed that I would pick him up fifteen minutes earlier today. He ran up to greet me when I arrived this afternoon and declared that I arrived at the perfect time. Somehow he was proud of have received seven lei’s today and wants to wear them tomorrow for Dress-Up Wednesday in which the theme is “tropical.”

2017 06 06 16.20.14 Camp Strawberry - Leis, June 6, 2017, 4:20 p.m.

He somehow got seven leis at Camp Strawberry today, June 6, 2017, 4:20 p.m.

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Mother’s Day 2017!

2017 05 14 Mother's Day

Mommy got this poster and some home made ceramics projects from the boy, May 14, 2017

From Daddy: Happy Mother’s Day!

2017 05 14 Grandmother's Day

Ngen-Ngen got a poster for Mother’s Day and a great piece of art from the boy, May 14, 2017

The boy got to play ping pong during our visit with Yeah-Yeah and Ngen-Ngen.

Two Days Ago

Ice cream after Field Day with friends. Watch them play by clicking below or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=asy041Cxo14

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Hyde Street Pier

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.

This Morning

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!

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Driving Simulator

From Daddy: While buying a birthday present for Grandpa, he had an opportunity to play at the driving range simulator at the Roger Dunn Golf Shop in North Hollywood. (Click above or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fkxp7ehKXgg to watch him.)

He and I also practiced at the putting green, February 19, 2017

He and I also practiced at the putting green, February 19, 2017

2017-02-19-13-53-38-roger-dunn, February 19, 2017, 1:53 p.m.

Measuring his height at Roger Dunn, February 19, 2017, 1:53 p.m.

We were visiting Grandpa and Grandma Pam over the President’s Day weekend, and he made sure to work out at York Park.

Beanie and the cardio walker in York Park, February 19, 2017, 2:53 p.m.

Beanie and the elliptical in York Park, February 19, 2017, 2:53 p.m.

Beanie and the cardio walker, February 19, 2017, 3:08 p.m.

Beanie and the cardio walker, February 19, 2017, 3:08 p.m.

Mommy walked over to bring us snacks.

Donut Friend box, February 19, 2017

Donut Friend box, February 19, 2017

Variety pack from Donut Friend, February 19, 2017

Variety pack from Donut Friend, February 19, 2017

This Evening

Teacher demonstrating to him. He's the only student that showed up this evening, February 21, 2017, 5:03 p.m.

Teacher demonstrating to him. He’s the only student that showed up this evening, February 21, 2017, 5:03 p.m.

He received a swimming achievement! (Click below or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vGHpiQGg3uQ)

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Congratulations on your swimming achievement, February 21, 2017, 5:30 p.m.

2017-02-21-17-37-54-swimming-achievement, February 21, 2017, 5:37 p.m.

Swimming achievement, February 21, 2017, 5:37 p.m.

2017-02-21-18-07-12-mels, February 21, 2017, 6:07 p.m.

He was happy with my attempt to comb his hair, February 21, 2017, 6:07 p.m.

Last Night

2017-02-20-18-42-37-calfornia-pizza-kitchen, February 20, 2017, 6:42 p.m.

We drove home and stopped for dinner at California Pizza Kitchen in Emeryville. By the end, he was really tired and wore Mommy’s purse string, February 20, 2017, 6:42 p.m.

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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!

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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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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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