Category Archives: Sleeping

Happy Not Birthday


(or click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0g3_u3MSF_w for the party)

From Daddy: Ga-Ga, Di-Di, and he played at the preschool this afternoon and they threw him a pretend birthday party!

2015 04 11 17.09.34 Preschool dinner, April 11, 2015, 5:09 p.m.

The boys prepared a make-believe dinner for us at preschool just before his make-believe birthday party, April 11, 2015, 5:09 p.m.


(or click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YyoTiiMm_mI to see him swim earlier in the day)

2015 04 11 11.08.13 Snuggling in bed, April 11, 2015, 11:08 a.m.

A little snuggling in bed before going to swimming, April 11, 2015, 11:08 a.m.

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Hard Boiled

From Daddy: This morning, I asked what he wanted for breakfast. He requested a hard boiled egg. I was reluctant to make it because it would take so long, but before I protested he pointed out that we had the time. He was right, we work earlier this morning.

We got to school later than I wanted, but that was fine. He had his hard boiled egg, some banana, and some milk for breakfast part one. He had a bagel for breakfast part two at school.

This Weekend


(or click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K0mUR1LaYwA to see his swimming class with a substitute teacher)

Thanks to the family that allowed him to watch and then join their game of tossing a ball through the ring of the play structure.


(or click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6fPymxLWCyg to watch their kindness)

2014 11 29 With Winnie the Pooh, November 29, 2014, 12:10 a.m.

Originally he named this bear Forks Washington and slept with it. Then it was ignored for a very long time. Now, he renamed the bear Winnie the Pooh and sleeps with it again, 2014 11 29 With Winnie the Pooh, November 29, 2014, 12:10 a.m.

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Right on Time

From Daddy: This morning, we didn’t make it out of the house early, but we weren’t late either. He was pleased by that; he said that he didn’t want to be early but he just didn’t want to be late.

Three Week Ago

Picture Day at School!

Last Year’s Picture Day

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Picture Day in Kindergarten, 2013

One Year Ago

2013 09 25 19.00.00 Monopoly, 2013, 7 p.m.

Monopoly night, September 25, 2013, 7 p.m.

2013 09 25 18.22.25 Monopoly, September 25, 2013, 6:22 p.m.

Contain your enthusiasm for Monopoly, September 25, 2013, 6:22 p.m.

Three Years Ago

2011 09 25 18-40-24 Mel's Diner, September 25, 2011, 6:40 p.m.

Mel’s Diner, September 25, 2011, 6:40 p.m.

2011 09 25 18-40-12 Mel's Diner with Mommy, September 25, 2011, 6:40 p.m.

Mel’s Diner with Mommy, September 25, 2011, 6:40 p.m.

Four Years Ago


(or click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UYf-eqJtStg to see him in the kitchen)

Duck and Truck 1, September 25, 2010, 10:57 a.m.

Duck and Truck 1

Duck and Truck 2, September 25, 2010, 10:58 a.m.

Duck and Truck 2–turning a corner

Duck and Truck 3, September 25, 2010, 11:01 a.m.

Duck and Truck 3–must’ve made a fast turn and Ducky is tilted

Duck and Truck 4, September 25, 2010, 11:02 a.m.

Duck and Truck 4


(or click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wJUAMk-lmmw to see him, duck, and truck)


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

2010 09 25 Daddy is Okay 4, September 25, 2010, 7:49 p.m.

He used to be so light, September 25, 2010, 7:49 p.m.

2010 09 25 Daddy is Okay 5, September 25, 2010, 7:49 p.m.

Son, tell me all about life, September 25, 2010, 7:49 p.m.

2010 09 25 Daddy is Okay 2, September 25, 2010, 7:48 p.m.

He used to love that mobile, September 25, 2010, 7:48 p.m.

2010 09 25 Daddy is Okay 3, September 25, 2010, 7:48 p.m.

We are both okay, September 25, 2010, 7:48 p.m.

Asleep on Daddy, September 25, 2010, 3:47 p.m.

Asleep on Daddy, September 25, 2010, 3:47 p.m.

Six Years Ago


(or click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q_FnnGxFx70 to see him flip over on his activity mat; so exciting!)

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Over 200 Days of School

From Daddy: This morning, he was wallowing on the floor of the bathroom. He was uninterested in school, burned out, and lamented that he’s already been in school for over two hundred days. I don’t know if someone had counted for him school days since kindergarten or if he was being dramatic. I promised him a good surprise when he came out to the diningroom (after he washed his hands and flushed, of course).

He entered the kitchen while I was getting ready and he saw me remove a small bolo bao from a bag that Yeah-Yeah and Ngen-Ngen give me a couple of days ago. He smiled happily. That bolo bao, a small bowl of Crispix, and some milk completely changed his mood around.

Yesterday Morning

2014 09 23 08.03.23, September 23, 2014, 8:03 a.m.

On the right side, holding hands with his partner, he joined classmates on a walk on bao day, September 23, 2014, 8:03 a.m.

Last Year

2013 09 22 08.19.15 Asleep with Daddy 1, September 22, 2013, 8:19 a.m.

Still asleep with Daddy, September 22, 2013, 8:19 a.m.

Three Years Ago

2013 09 24 18.58.48 With Mommy, September 24, 2013, 6:58 p.m.

Hanging out with Mommy, September 24, 2013, 6:58 p.m.

2011 09 24 11.29.55 Haircut, September 24, 2011, 11:29 a.m.

Mommy watches on during a haircut, September 24, 2011, 11:29 a.m.

2011 09 24 16.32.25 Serramonte Turtle Pond 3, September 24, 2011, 4:32 p.m.

Enjoying food by the Serramonte Turtle Pond, September 24, 2011, 4:32 p.m.

Six Years Ago


(or click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kfq1V-Svmwo to see the baby Beanie in his bouncey chair)

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Not Anybody’s Responsibility But Me

From Daddy: This morning, when I asked him if he completed his homework, it began a conversation that included his saying, “Homework is the most important part; it’s not anybody’s responsibility but me.”

Wow.

Also, this morning, he wore his Rock Paper Scissors Lizard Spock t-shirt. He was still wearing it at dinner when Ga-Ga saw it.


(or click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cSLeBKT7-sM to learn the rules of the game)

  • Ga-Ga is unfamiliar with the game and ask him what is Spock. He told Ga-Ga exactly what I previously told him, that Spock was a very smart man.
  • Ga-Ga asked what “disproves” means. He told Ga-Ga that to disprove is to show that someone is wrong.
  • Ga-Ga asked if the paper is telling Spock that he is wrong. He said that was the case. He also provided an example along the lines of “Like when they used to think that the sun orbited the Earth and then that prove that the Earth orbited the sun.” I was shocked that for once he was teaching Ga-Ga something.

He was great at dinner, eating quite a bit and politely asking for milk to drink. After dinner, he politely asked to go to the bathroom. Later, we heard squeak-squeak-squeaking and we knew that he went to the tricycle and was riding it back. “Did you flush the potty?” I asked. He said yes. “Did you wash your hands?” He said yes. “With soap?” Then he admitted not washing his hands and returning upstairs.

Later, he returned to the kitchen barefoot. “Where are your socks?” I asked. He said that there were in the hall. “Where do they belong?” He put them in his shoe. In fact, he dropped them from the second floor because he thought that they would get to his shoes more quickly.

Two Years Ago

2012 09 18 08-19-14 Tree art, September 18, 2012, 8:19 a.m.

Photo of tree art at preschool, September 18, 2012, 8:19 a.m.

2012 09 18 08-20-16 Name art, September 18, 2012, 8:20 a.m.

Photo of name art at preschool, September 18, 2012, 8:20 a.m.

2012 09 18 08-32-44_742 Street construction, September 18, 2012, 8:32 a.m.

The view outside of our house’s window, September 18, 2012, 8:32 a.m.

Four Years Ago

2010 09 18 11-09-15_285 Zoo 1, September 18, 2010, 11:09 a.m.

Look, a water spout at the Zoo!, September 18, 2010, 11:09 a.m.

2010 09 18 11-09-21_574 Zoo 2, September 18, 2010, 11:09 a.m.

Watching the penguin habitat refill with water, September 18, 2010, 11:09 a.m.

2010 09 18 11-16-44_126 Zoo 4, September 18, 2010, 11:16 a.m.

Refilling penguin habitat, September 18, 2010, 11:16 a.m.

Six Years Ago

2008 09 18 Mommy and son nap, September 18, 2008, 8:35 a.m.

Mommy and son take a morning nap, September 18, 2008, 8:35 a.m.

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The Second First Tee

2014 09 12 18.20.13 First Tee, September 12, 2014, 6:20 p.m.

New First Tee polo shirt and cap, September 12, 2014, 6:20 p.m.

From Daddy: Today was his first day of a weekly series of sessions at The First Tee. The session for his age group and his previous experience began late this afternoon. (I attended a meeting about it last week because I did not know nor was I told much about the program.)

2014 09 12 17.56.28 Steering Wheel, September 12, 2014, 5:56 p.m.

After the session at The First Tee, we met for dinner with some friends. He and Mommy arrived early for dinner, so they sat and chatted in the car. Here he is enjoying the steering wheel while on Mommy’s lap, September 12, 2014, 5:56 p.m.

2014 09 12 18.17.03 Books, September 12, 2014, 6:17 p.m.

Next, he and Mommy visited a nearby bookstore, and here are some of the books that caught Mommy’s eye, September 12, 2014, 6:17 p.m.

2014 09 12 18.20.17 First Tee - moving, September 12, 2014, 6:20 p.m.

We met outside the restaurant. I loved his new First Tee attire and tried to take a photo. The good photo began this blog post, and this photo shows him wiggling faster than my phone could photograph, September 12, 2014, 6:20 p.m.

2014 09 12 19.08.11 Living Roof, September 12, 2014, 7:08 p.m.

After dinner, we walked to Children’s Playground. I took this photo of the Living Roof of the California Academy of Sciences during the walk, September 12, 2014, 7:08 p.m.


(To see him run his “course” for American Ninja Warrior at Children’s Playground, click above or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1B-ag5H5AEY on your device)

One Year Ago

2013 09 12 19.21.54 Board Game with Cousins 1, September 12, 2013, 7:21 p.m.

While their parents went to Back to School Night, we had the privilege of having the boys over, September 12, 2013, 7:21 p.m.

2013 09 12 19.22.20 Board Game with Cousins 2, September 12, 2013, 7:22 p.m.

He was happy to play Candyland with Mommy and his cousins, September 12, 2013, 7:22 p.m.

Two Years Ago

2012 09 12 10.10.22 Hotel pillows, September 12, 2012, 10:10 a.m.

Before checking out of the hotel, he built a wall of pillows, September 12, 2012, 10:10 a.m.

2012 09 12 12.12.54 Portland Toy Store, September 12, 2012, 12:12 p.m.

A toy store in Portland, September 12, 2012, 12:12 p.m.

2012 09 12 13.41.10 Blueplate menu, September 12, 2012, 1:41 p.m.

My conference ended that day. After my conference, we had lunch at the Blueplate. He and Mommy had been there previously, September 12, 2012, 1:41 p.m.

2012 09 12 13.59.41 Blueplate Sandwich, September 12, 2012, 1:59 p.m.

Shocker! At lunch with Mommy, he dipped his sandwich in the tomato soup. He did it again at this family lunch, September 12, 2012, 1:59 p.m.

2012 09 12 14.35.57 Lan Su Chinese Garden, September 12, 2012, 2:35 p.m.

Before we left Portland, we enjoyed a tranquil visit, exploring the Lan Su Chinese Garden, September 12, 2012, 2:35 p.m.

2012 09 12 14.36.10 Lan Su Chinese Garden, September 12, 2012, 2:36 p.m.

Observing a pond inside the Lan Su Chinese Garden, September 12, 2012, 2:36 p.m.

2012 09 12 14.47.38 Lan Su Chinese Garden, September 12, 2012, 2:47 p.m.

A waterfall in the Lan Su Chinese Garden, September 12, 2012, 2:47 p.m.

2012 09 12 15-15-05 Lan Su Chinese Garden, September 12, 2012, 3:15 p.m.

I think that he knows these characters today, September 12, 2012, 3:15 p.m.

Four Years Ago

Daddy and Robert on sofa 2, September 12, 2010

Daddy and Robert on the sofa, September 12, 2010

Snuggling with Daddy 3, September 12, 2010

Snuggling with Daddy, September 12, 2010

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Storyboard

2014 09 09 Robert's Storyboard 1

Robert’s Storyboard, part 1, created September 9, 2014

2014 09 01 Sunset Playground, September 1, 2014, 10:34 a.m.

Considering climbing through these rings at Sunset Playground, September 1, 2014, 10:34 a.m.

From Daddy: Yesterday, his teacher returned this assignment to him!

2014 09 09 Robert's Storyboard 2

Robert’s Storyboard, part 2, created September 9, 2014

2014 09 01 Uncle Albert - Denny's 2, September 1, 2014, 11:37 a.m.

Beanie and Uncle Albert at Denny’s 2, September 1, 2014, 11:37 a.m.

I think that he did a great job recapping our morning with Uncle Albert when we played and dropped him off at the airport!

2014 09 09 Robert's Storyboard 3

Robert’s Storyboard, part 3, created September 9, 2014

2014 09 09 Robert's Storyboard 4

Robert’s Storyboard, part 4, created September 9, 2014

Two Years Ago

2012 09 10 14-45-41_483 Weird Portland, September 10, 2012, 2:45 p.m.

“Keep Portland Weird,” said the sign that he and Mommy saw on their travels in Portland while Daddy was at a conference, September 10, 2012, 2:45 p.m.

He and Mommy visited the famous Voodoo Doughnut store, September 10, 2012, 2:30 p.m.

He and Mommy visited the famous Voodoo Doughnut store, September 10, 2012, 2:30 p.m.

2012 09 10 14.44.01 Voodoo Doughnut, September 10, 2012, 2:44 p.m.

Inside Voodoo Doughnut in Portland, September 10, 2012, 2:44 p.m.

2012 09 11 12-30-31_160 Tractor, September 11, 2012, 12:30 p.m.

Happy on a tractor, September 11, 2012, 12:30 p.m.

2012 09 11 12-31-02_8 Tractor, September 11, 2012, 12:31 p.m.

Behind the wheel of a tractor, September 11, 2012, 12:31 p.m.

2012 09 11 13-33-37_768 Portland Zoo, September 11, 2012, 1:33 p.m.

Portland Zoo, September 11, 2012, 1:33 p.m.

2012 09 11 14.17.37 Drum, September 11, 2012, 2:17 p.m.

Drumming, September 11, 2012, 2:17 p.m.

2012 09 11 23-19-12_263 Asleep on the Edge of the Bed, September 11, 2012, 11:19 p.m.

After a long day, he fell asleep back at the hotel but he made his way to the edge of the bed…, September 11, 2012, 11:19 p.m.

2012 09 11 23.59.14 Asleep with Daddy, September 11, 2012, 11:59 p.m.

…so of course he was reset and I joined him, September 11, 2012, 11:59 p.m.

Three Years Ago

2011 09 11 Garden with Luke Girls 09, September 11, 2011, 9:29 a.m.

Bumblebee rainboots in the backyard, September 11, 2011, 9:29 a.m.

2011 09 11 Garden with Luke Girls 08, September 11, 2011, 9:29 a.m.

Hanging out in the backyard with godsisters, September 11, 2011, 9:29 a.m.

Four Years Ago


(or click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZrM-yyNwN3E to see him play)

Umbrella in the driveway 1, September 11, 2010, 11:05 a.m.

Umbrella in the driveway 1

Umbrella in the driveway 2, September 11, 2010, 11:05 a.m.

Umbrella in the driveway 2

In the car 1, September 11, 2010

In the car 1, September 11, 2010

In the car 2, September 11, 2010

In the car 2, September 11, 2010

In the car 3, September 11, 2010

In the car 3, September 11, 2010


(or click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v8Us_GiWSOA to see him play near Di-Di after lunch)

Five Years Ago


(or click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=COqJRizBYRw to see him laugh during his first visit to Ferraro’s)

Six Years Ago

Robert Close Up, September 11, 2008, 5:40 p.m.

Robert Close Up, September 11, 2008, 5:40 p.m.

Hydrogen on the Changing Table, September 11, 2008, 6:26 p.m.

Hydrogen on the Changing Table, September 11, 2008, 6:26 p.m.

Hydrogen close-up, September 11, 2008, 6:27 p.m.

Hydrogen close-up, September 11, 2008, 6:27 p.m.

Robert Sitting on Mommy, September 11, 2008, 5:38 p.m.

Robert Sitting on Mommy, September 11, 2008, 5:38 p.m.


(or click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jIk0axK9VGs because he is happy and he knows it)

Robert Watches the Mobile, September 11, 2008, 6:26 p.m.

Robert Watches the Mobile, September 11, 2008, 6:26 p.m.

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