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Spicy Chili at the Shaver Lake Lodge Restaurant and Bar at the Point

shaver-lake-lodge-restaurant-and-bar-group, September 17, 2016

Family dinner at the Shaver Lake Lodge Restaurant and Bar, September 17, 2016

From Daddy: On our first night at Shaver Lake, we had a modest pizza dinner. On our second night, we had a nice dinner at the Shaver Lake Lodge Restaurant and Bar, newly opened five days a week starting June 15.

2016-09-17-17-17-29-shaver-lake-lodge-sign, September 17, 2016, 5:29 p.m.

We enjoyed dinner at the Shaver Lake Lodge Restaurant and Bar, September 17, 2016, 5:29 p.m.

A photo of the Shaver Lake Lodge Restaurant and Bar from their Facebook page

A photo of the Shaver Lake Lodge Restaurant and Bar from their Facebook page

The boy ordered chili. We were warned that it would be spicy, but it turned out too spicy (though yummy)!

Beanie and Daddy at the Shaver Lake Lodge Restaurant and Bar at dinner, September 17, 2016, 5:27 p.m.

Beanie and Daddy at the Shaver Lake Lodge Restaurant and Bar at dinner, September 17, 2016, 5:27 p.m.

2016-09-17-18-52-43-shaver-lake-lodge, September 17, 2016, 6:52 p.m.

The view from the Shaver Lake Lodge Restaurant and Bar after dinner, September 17, 2016, 6:52 p.m.

shaver-lake-lodge-restaurant-and-bar-boy-2, September 17, 2016

Excited boy at the Shaver Lake Lodge Restaurant and Bar, September 17, 2016

Today

The boy’s class had a walking field trip to the San Francisco Botanical Gardens

From the web site of the San Francisco Botanical Garden

From the web site of the San Francisco Botanical Garden

He enjoyed it, but it tired him out. On top of that, there was swimming class this afternoon.

Tonight

He emerged from his bedroom, half-asleep. He shuffled into the bathroom, got a drink of water, passed me as he moved on to the living room, and sleepily face-planted on the couch near Mommy. She shepherded him back to bed.

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The Tooth Shall Set You Free

2016 01 08 07.36.06 Tooth Fairy, January 8, 2016, 7:36 a.m.

Under the terms of the Tooth Fairy agreement, one misplaced tooth = one quarter, one tooth under the pillow = two quarters. The missing tooth was just right of the upper front teeth , January 8, 2016, 7:36 a.m.

From Daddy: When I picked him up from after school yesterday, he reported a wiggly tooth.

By dinner, the wiggling was more pronounced. By the time I was reading his bedtime story (Summer of the Sea Serpent), the wiggling was so great that I suspected it might have to be removed before he went to sleep.

We tried to called Granddad a couple of times for a consultation on painless tooth removal, but he was unable to hear on his house phone (it seems that the phone needed to be rebooted).

2015 04 05 Third Tooth with Granddad 3, April 5, 2015, 7:48 p.m.

Granddad removed his third tooth without pain. The boy didn’t mind the blood either, April 5, 2015, 7:48 p.m.

We Google’d a few suggestions, but he was very anxious that the removal would hurt. He was very anxious and had to be strongly coaxed into letting me touch it (I promised that I wouldn’t remove it during exploration) two or three times. After the last exploration, I could see the base of the tooth coming away from his gum. It had to be removed before bed.

Finally, he let me start on the removal when I promised that it would not hurt. He had slowly wiggled it looser, mostly with his tongue but also a bit with his fingers, fractions of millimeters at the time. I gently and slowly scraped the tooth off, and it didn’t hurt him! He was pleased!

2016 01 07 20.31.02 Tooth, January 7, 2016, 8:31 p.m.

Nothing but the Tooth, January 7, 2016, 8:31 p.m.

We announced this to Mommy and we were all proud.

2016 01 08 07.36.04 Tooth Fairy, January 8, 2016, 7:36 a.m.

While he spoke this morning in the bathroom that some kids believe that mommies and daddies leave money under pillows, a check under his pillow shortly thereafter provided evidence of a visit from the Tooth Fairy, January 8, 2016, 7:36 a.m.

I acknowledged to him that he was afraid but he claimed that he wasn’t afraid, though his heart was beating and he “had the shivers.” Anyway, I think that he’ll be more easygoing about my trying to remove his loose teeth in the future!

He thought that he could feel the new tooth already coming in.

This morning, he saw evidence of the Tooth Fairy’s visit (click above or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ge8XzURSrx4).

Laundry

This evening, he thought that he had run out of clean underpants. I said that I had already planned to do laundry tonight, but he found quite a few (I hope). So he said that I didn’t have to do laundry tonight and that I could do laundry “any time…except NEVER.”

Sleepy Time

Tonight, he stumbled out of the bedtime, groggy and sleepy. He wordlessly moved to his bathroom where I knew there was no cup, so I hurried to the kitchen to retrieve one. When I made it to his bathroom, he was drizzling water over the soap dispenser which he had moved under the faucet.

I gave him the cup and, after his drink, I suggested that he use the bathroom. He generally prefers our bathroom for this purpose, so I offered that he could do so. He walked into his bedroom before I redirected him to our bathroom.

I was explaining this to Mommy but he was quiet. I checked on him and he was naked; I think that he was preparing to shower. I had to remind him to use the bathroom.

Later, he needed help getting re-dressed for bed.

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It’s So Sparkly


(or click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IjZVU5Hn5SA to watch his basketball highlight)

From Daddy: On the way to basketball this afternoon, stopped at a red light on Sunset Boulevard, I said to him, “I spy with my little eye…the ocean!” He didn’t see it so I had to point it out to him.

“Is that the thing with the big waves?” He asked. “It’s so sparkly!”

This Morning

Thank you Uncle Albert for joining us for breakfast. He was hoping for Denny’s, but there wasn’t the time. Still, we had a great time.

Lunchtime

We got to watch The Amazing Race over lunch. Yay!

Afternoon


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

After basketball, clothes-shopping for him at Old Navy, a snack, a long wait at Dollar Tree, and a visit with cousins.

2015 10 18 16.12.15 Kaylee, October 18, 2015, 4:12 p.m.

About as soon as we arrived, he began to play with her toys, October 18, 2015, 4:12 p.m.

2015 10 18 16.16.23 Kaylee, October 18, 2015, 4:16 p.m.

He likes the idea of being a Ga-Ga; he said that he just learned the word this week, October 18, 2015, 4:16 p.m.

2015 10 18 16.35.22 Cupcake, October 18, 2015, 4:35 p.m.

A yummy cupcake and milk, October 18, 2015, 4:35 p.m.

Seven Years Ago

A visit to Joe's Cable Car restaurant (now closed), October 18, 2008, 11:37 a.m.

A visit to Joe’s Cable Car restaurant (now closed), October 18, 2008, 11:37 a.m.

We went out to Fisherman's Wharf with Grandpa, Grandma Pam, Auntie Jamie, and Andrew. He seemed to enjoy his baby carrier, October 18, 2008, 2:19 p.m.

We went out to Fisherman’s Wharf with Grandpa, Grandma Pam, Auntie Jamie, and Andrew. He seemed to enjoy his baby carrier, October 18, 2008, 2:19 p.m.

Andrew and Beanie, October 18, 2008, 6:06 p.m.

Andrew and Beanie, October 18, 2008, 6:06 p.m.


(or click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qB5BjWQmhko to see him with Andrew)

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So Not Cool

From Daddy: This morning, he fell ill and was up and down for most of the day. As he said weakly early in the day, “This is so not cool…”

He seemed to be mostly recovered by mid-afternoon, but unfortunately we didn’t get to have a playdate with Uncle Albert. Uncle Albert come over briefly this evening just before bedtime, so he got to chat with him.

May

He was ill near the end of May also.

2015 05 26 13.58.04 Nap, May 26, 2015, 1:58 p.m.

A rare mid-day nap because he was not feeling well, May 26, 2015, 1:58 p.m.

2015 05 27 08.07.04 Videos on Sofa, May 27, 2015, 8:07 a.m.

Watching videos on Sofa, staying home recovering from a cold, May 27, 2015, 8:07 a.m.

Last Year


(or click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xjfqEgWLBME to watch calisthenics before school)

Five Years Ago

Bed 3, October 17, 2010, 9:51 a.m.

With mommy on the new bed

2010 Pumpkin Patch - Basket, October 17, 2010, 4:42 p.m.

Basket

2010 Pumpkin Patch - Riding Horse 2, October 17, 2010, 4:38 p.m.

Riding Horse 2

2010 Pumpkin Patch - Riding Horse 1, October 17, 2010, 4:37 p.m.

Riding Horse 1

2010 Pumpkin Patch - Drums 1, October 17, 2010, 4:34 p.m.

Drums 1


(or click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pkK6f6Q_8MU to watch him play at the pumpkin patch)

2010 Pumpkin Patch - Sitting with Toys, October 17, 2010, 4:35 p.m.

Beanie sits among his toys

Chevy's ice cream cone 3, October 17, 2010, 6:21 p.m.

Messy ice cream

Chevy's ice cream cone 2, October 17, 2010, 6:21 p.m.

Open wide

Chevy's kids menu 2, October 17, 2010, 5:32 p.m.

Hmmmm. What should I order?

Chevy's kids menu 1, October 17, 2010, 5:32 p.m.

Robert at the table

Chevy's ice cream cone 4, October 17, 2010, 6:22 p.m.

Yummy ice cream

Six Years Ago


(or click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KeTU103jdHs to watch him play with the tricycle at Yeah-Yeah and Ngen-Ngen’s house)

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New Swim Class


(or click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d2coIWw-f8s to see his swim class)

From Daddy: It’s confirmed! Today was our first regular swim class at his new time: Tuesday afternoon. He moved up to the next level where they concentrate more on strokes.

Yesterday Morning

2015 09 28 07.56.47 Morning, September 28, 2015, 7:56 a.m.

Ready for school, September 28, 2015, 7:56 a.m.

One Week Ago

2015 09 22 06.54.22 Smart Cars, September 22, 2015, 6:54 a.m.

A view of double Smart Cars from Mommy’s morning parking space, September 22, 2015, 6:54 a.m.

Four Weeks Ago

2015 09 01 07.50.40 Basketball, September 1, 2015, 7:50 a.m.

Jump shot! He missed this long-distance shot in morning basketball, but I’m proud that he sticks to it, September 1, 2015, 7:50 a.m.

One Year Ago

2014 09 28 Boy and Honda 7, September 28, 2014, 9:35 a.m.

Last time sitting in the Daddy Car, September 28, 2014, 9:35 a.m.

2014 09 28 Boy and Honda 5, September 28, 2014, 9:34 a.m.

Just before I asked him to sit in the Daddy Car one last time, September 28, 2014, 9:34 a.m.

2014 09 28 13.03.39 Two Hondas, September 28, 2014, 1:03 p.m.

Old Daddy Car meets the New Daddy Car, September 28, 2014, 1:03 p.m.

Seven Years Ago

2008 09 28 With Grandma 1, September 28, 2008, 7:04 a.m.

Morning with Grandma, September 28, 2008, 7:04 a.m.

Robert Smiles, September 28, 2008, 7:35 a.m.

Robert Smiles, September 28, 2008, 7:35 a.m.

Robert Smiles More, September 28, 2008, 7:42 a.m.

Robert Smiles More, September 28, 2008, 7:42 a.m.

Robert Still Smiles, September 28, 2008, 7:42 a.m.

Robert Still Smiles, September 28, 2008, 7:42 a.m.

Robert Napping, September 28, 2008, 8:28 a.m.

Robert Napping, September 28, 2008, 8:28 a.m.

Robert in His Car Seat, September 28, 2008, 11:17 a.m.

Robert in His Car Seat, September 28, 2008, 11:17 a.m.

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Hoop Dreams

From Daddy: Click above or click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fr7wos4At20 to watch today’s basketball game! He said that his team tied the other.

Three Weeks Ago

2015 09 06 10.03.28 Puzzle, September 6, 2015, 10:03 a.m.

Is it a map or a puzzle? With Granddad, September 6, 2015, 10:03 a.m.

2015 09 06 10.25.51 Grandma, September 6, 2015, 10:25 a.m.

Showing Grandma his multiplication machine, September 6, 2015, 10:25 a.m.

2015 09 06 16.31.27 Pool, September 6, 2015, 4:31 p.m.

Not pleased that Daddy is taking this photo by the pool; we are visiting Grandma and Granddad, September 6, 2015, 4:31 p.m.

2015 09 06 16.32.29 Pool, September 6, 2015, 4:32 p.m.

Tasting pool water, September 6, 2015, 4:32 p.m.

Last Month

2015 08 26 07.51.09 Wall Ball, August 26, 2015, 7:51 a.m.

Bouncing against the wall before school, August 26, 2015, 7:51 a.m.

Three Months Ago

2015 06 27 17.43.19 Elephant Bar, June 27, 2015, 5:43 p.m.

Dinner at the Elephant Bar, June 27, 2015, 5:43 p.m.

Four Months Ago

2015 05 27 08.07.04 Videos on Sofa, May 27, 2015, 8:07 a.m.

Watching videos on Sofa, staying home recovering from a cold, May 27, 2015, 8:07 a.m.

Five Years Ago


(or click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IYjTM2xfrkU to see if I’m okay)

Seven Years Ago

2008 09 27 Binky 1, September 27, 2008, 10:22 a.m.

Binky Boy, September 27, 2008, 10:22 a.m.

2008 09 27 Binky 2, September 27, 2008, 10:22 a.m.

Stretching, September 27, 2008, 10:22 a.m.

2008 09 27 With Nanna Jeanie 2, September 27, 2008, 11:43 a.m.

Hello, Nanna Jeanie 2, September 27, 2008, 11:43 a.m.

2008 09 27 Lying Down 1, September 27, 2008, 11:45 a.m.

Lying Down, September 27, 2008, 11:45 a.m.

2008 09 27 Lying Down 2. September 27, 2008, 11:45 a.m.

Hello camera. September 27, 2008, 11:45 a.m.

2008 09 27 With Nanna Jeanie 9, September 27, 2008, 12:30 p.m.

Posing with Nanna Jeanie, September 27, 2008, 12:30 p.m.

2008 09 27 With Daddy, September 27, 2008, 3:02 p.m.

With Daddy, September 27, 2008, 3:02 p.m.


(or click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DnQnGDcIZuc on your mobile device)

2008 09 27 With Hannah 4, September 27, 2008, 3:03 p.m.

Chilling out, September 27, 2008, 3:03 p.m.

2008 09 27 Aquarium Bouncer, September 27, 2008, 4:28 p.m.

Aquarium Bouncer, September 27, 2008, 4:28 p.m.

2008 09 27 Asleep on Granddad 1, September 27, 2008, 7:38 p.m.

Finally a chance to sleep, September 27, 2008, 7:38 p.m.

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Destination San Francisco

Family on the Bay, August 15, 2015, 3:30 p.m.

Family on the Bay, August 15, 2015, 3:30 p.m.

2015 08 15 16.07.13 Bay Cruise selfie, August 15, 2015, 4:07 p.m.

We enjoyed the Blue & Gold Fleet Bay Cruise, August 15, 2015, 4:07 p.m.

From Daddy: Some great friends drove into town around 3 a.m. After a morning of TV and video games, we got a late start to swimming class (and horrible traffic on the way to the Golden Gate Bridge didn’t help either–and the long drive made him motion sick)…

2015 08 15 12.52.52 Swimming, August 15, 2015, 12:52 p.m.

We arrived at swimming class in time to join the part of the class in the deep end; here he is about to practice, August 15, 2015, 12:52 p.m.


(or click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AA2NDbW5HlM to watch him jump into the water)

…and then more horrible traffic toward Fisherman’s Wharf!


(or click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E6AS4k1JOGI to watch him chase giant bubbles as we got tickets)

When we finally purchased tickets on our ride on the Blue & Gold Fleet for a cruise on San Francisco Bay, we ate a snack/lunch and then made it through an extremely long line at Pier 39 to board the 3:15 Bay Cruise.

2015 08 15 16.07.10 Bay Cruise selfie, August 15, 2015, 4:07 p.m.

Bay Cruise selfie, August 15, 2015, 4:07 p.m.

2015 08 15 16.07.26 Bay Cruise selfie, August 15, 2015, 4:07 p.m.

A boy and a Daddy on the Bay, August 15, 2015, 4:07 p.m.


(or click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=puPWcW7PUBY to watch his cruise the Bay)

Yesterday

2015 08 14 19.48.05 Family, August 14, 2015, 7:48 p.m.

Great time and dinner with the cousins and family. Here pictured with Ngen-Ngen, August 14, 2015, 7:48 p.m.

One Week Ago

2015 08 08 14.57.51 Grandparents' Wii, August 8, 2015, 2:57 p.m.

He played baseball and ping-pong with the grandparents. Yeah-Yeah would challenge his on the Wii and they bowled. The boy got five strikes in a row, tying his personal record, August 8, 2015, 2:57 p.m.


(or click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RZW6Brrsvao to see his fifth strike in a row!)

About Two Weeks Ago

It was the final assembly at “Destination San Francisco,” the last week of Camp Galileo which he really enjoyed! It was also his birthday, and you can look for his crown in the video below.


(or click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h3BwFjBdTvE to see the final assembly at Camp Galileo’s Destination San Francisco)

We began our trip to Las Vegas the following day.

Boy and Daddy on the rental car shuttle in Las Vegas, August 1, 2015, 3:47 p.m. The line at Budget would be enormous.

Boy and Daddy on the rental car shuttle in Las Vegas, August 1, 2015, 3:47 p.m. The line at Budget would be enormous.

Boy and Daddy looking at where American Ninja Warrior is taped in Las Vegas, August 3, 2015, 6:33 p.m. Boy and Daddy looking at where American Ninja Warrior is taped in Las Vegas, August 3, 2015, 6:33 p.m.

Bass Pro Shops selfie in Las Vegas, August 3, 2015, 8:02 p.m.

Bass Pro Shops selfie in Las Vegas, August 3, 2015, 8:02 p.m.

Two Years Ago

2013 08 15 130703_883 Boston Market drawing, August 15, 2015, 1:07 p.m.

He is interested again in the Solar System as of a few months ago, but here he is two years ago, intently drawing, August 15, 2013, 1:07 p.m.

2013 08 15 135144_095 Boston Market drawing, August 15, 2015, 1:51 p.m.

A better look at the drawing of our Solar System, August 15, 2013, 1:51 p.m.

Three Years Ago

2012 08 15 Discovery Museum camp - getting ready 5, August 15, 2012, 8:25 a.m.

Ready to go to the Discovery Museum camp, August 15, 2012, 8:25 a.m.

2012 08 15 Discovery Museum camp 2, August 15, 2012, 8:25 a.m.

Arrived at the Discovery Museum, August 15, 2012, 8:25 a.m.

2012 08 15 Discovery Museum camp 3, August, 15, 2012, 8:47 a.m.

Ready to march into the Discovery Museum camp, August, 15, 2012, 8:47 a.m.

2012 08 15 Discovery Museum camp 4, August 15, 2012, 8:47 a.m.

Here is where I turned over my little boy to the Discovery Museum camp 4, August 15, 2012, 8:47 a.m.

Four Years Ago

2011 08 15 14.20.56 Toy, August 15, 2011, 2:20 p.m.

At three years old, he can spell!, August 15, 2011, 2:20 p.m.

Seven Years Ago

Yawn!

2008 08 15 Napping on Daddy 3, August 15, 2008, 9:18 a.m.

Snuggling on Daddy, August 15, 2008, 9:18 a.m.

2008 08 15 Napping on Daddy 4, August 15, 2008, 9:21 a.m.

Are those eyes open?, August 15, 2008, 9:21 a.m.

2008 08 15 Napping on Daddy 5, August 15, 2008, 9:23 a.m.

Napping on Daddy, August 15, 2008, 9:23 a.m.

2008 08 15 Napping on sofa 2, August 15, 2008, 9:47 a.m.

Swaddled on the sofa, August 15, 2008, 9:47 a.m.

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