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Cave of the Wind

From Daddy: Our next stop after old Fort Niagara was the Cave of the Winds.

2018 07 24 19.01.40 Cave of the Winds, July 24, 2018, 7:01 p.m.

Panorama on the way out of Cave of the Winds, July 24, 2018, 7:01 p.m.

2018 07 24 19.00.54 Cave of the Winds, July 24, 2018, 7 p.m.

Just out of the Cave of the Winds it seems tranquil, July 24, 2018, 7 p.m.

On the U.S. side of Niagara Falls, it was a close and wet encounter with the falls! Click above or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7-ERil_gWJ8 to see more!

We put on panchos and sandals:

Sandal Time at Cave of the Winds, July 24, 2018, 6:55 p.m.

Sandal Time at Cave of the Wind, July 24, 2018, 6:55 p.m.

But they didn’t fully protect those of us (the boy and me) who spent a lot of time close to the Falls:

2018 07 24 19.04.53 Cave of the Winds, July 24, 7:04 p.m.

The deck up from Cave of the Winds, July 24, 7:04 p.m.

Stairs up from Cave of the Winds, July 24, 2018, 7:07 p.m.

Stairs up from Cave of the Wind, July 24, 2018, 7:07 p.m.

2018 07 24 19.16.55 Cave of the Wind, July 24, 2018, 7:16 p.m.

Boy gets soak as wave after wave of water comes from the Falls at Cave of the Winds, July 24, 2018, 7:16 p.m.

Today

With a friend on the first day of school, August 20, 2018, 9:21 a.m.

With a friend on the first day of school, August 20, 2018, 9:21 a.m.

First day of school! So exciting!


(Above are announcements and teacher introductions)

Yesterday

2018 08 19 09.34.25 Church - Lay-Led Service, August 19, 2018, 9:34 a.m.

Rehearsing the Lay-Led Service, August 19, 2018, 9:34 a.m.

He participated in the service at church led by lay-people.


(Service or click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hTzV_dKpvJM


(Rehearsals just before or click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=avqcYA88kLs

After service, rewarded by pizza from our recently re-opened favorite pizza spot, August 19, 2018

After service, rewarded by pizza from our recently re-opened favorite pizza spot, August 19, 2018

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Playdate Is Great

Black Bear Diner, 7:52 p.m., March 9, 2018

Black Bear Diner, 7:52 p.m., March 9, 2018

From Daddy: While Mommy was out of town of yesterday, I picked him at school, took him to Acrosports for parkour (fun!), and then we had a playdate with a friend culminating with a late dinner and ice cream at Black Bear Diner. Yum! They were full of sugar by the time we got his friend home at nine o’clock. Before 9:45, our boy was exhausted and fell right asleep.

Today, we met up for lunch and play with a friend! He ate a Philly cheesesteak sandwich bigger than his head and then played at a local cafe.

Lunch at Little Henry's and Play at Simple Pleasures Cafe, March 10, 2018, 12:23 p.m.

Lunch at Little Henry’s and Play at Simple Pleasures Cafe, March 10, 2018, 12:23 p.m.

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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.

Nation's

Nation’s

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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)

2017-02-21-17-30-36-swimming, February 21, 2017, 5:30 p.m.

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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