Sunday, July 15, 2018

Bicycle Sunday!










Ever since he started up on two wheels, Sam has been asking about when we could do Bicycle Sunday. During a handful of summer Sundays the city shuts down a 3.5-mile stretch of road along the lake between our house and Seward Park to motorized vehicles.

Sam has done the route pushed in a stroller, pulled in the trailer behind my bike and pedaled a portion of the ride on his training wheels. Finally, today was the day to do it all on two wheels.

And do it he did.

He refused to stop until we reached the end at Seward Park where we stopped for lunch, playground time and of course, a popsicle.

He rode all the way back home, stopping to play with a friend at a nearby park with a friend. Then, in true Energizer Bunny fashion, demanded to ride his skateboard as soon as we got home.

Oh, and it was the hottest day of the year, topping out at 93 degrees!

Nothing was going to stop Sam from his first official Bicycle Sunday.

Thursday, July 5, 2018

The next John McEnroe?








He's got the voice and attitude, now Sam just needs the tennis skills to be the next McEnroe. Today he had his first lesson and loved every minute of it!

Fourth Fun, part 3








Fourth Fun, part 2










Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Fourth Fun, part 1

We rang in America's 242nd birthday with numerous friends, two fireworks shows over two days, two parties, a parade and for Sam and me, the title of 2018 Egg Toss champions. 


It was a happy, happy Fourth for our foursome!








Saturday, June 30, 2018

Two wheelin’








Sam decided to try riding his bike without training wheels yesterday. With a little encouragement and push from his big brother, he was off and riding up and down the street.

Today he taught himself how to start on his own and turn.

Now there's no stopping him!

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Grandma Patti’s next career is babysitting!

Congratulations to my amazing mom, who retired this month after a decade in teaching and before that four decades nursing. 


She was the first licensed, deaf nurse in California. As the article I shared states, "She learned to feel the needs of others," and she spent a career that spanned 55 years doing just that for patients, students, families and co-workers. 


I'm glad Max and Sam had the opportunity to see faculty and students show their appreciation for their grandma at her recent retirement party. 


Now she's got more free time for what's most important... babysitting my kids! 


Cheers to my mom!!








Friday, June 22, 2018

Third grade is in the history books


Max finished third grade today in style. Early this week he participated in Dress-to-Impress Day.


Then, finished with Wacky Dress Day.


The blue hair was definitely whack.


Sam and his soon-to-be-kindergarten pal previewed their potential teachers.


While Max said goodbye to his 3rd grade teacher, Ms. Kang, who was also his kindergarten teacher.


After school we celebrated with ice cream...


And pinball!

The summer is off to a great start.

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Played ball!

As Spring turns to summer, here's to our boys of summer who played this spring. 







Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Dad & Dudes’ Day
















After having to work most of Father's Day, I decided to take a half day the next day.

I surprised Max and took him out of school early. The boys and I went to lunch and the beach.

Nothing better than starting the week with a special day with these two crazy critters!