Monday, August 26, 2013

Rookie Season

Casey's inaugural basketball season recently came to an end. (See early season scouting report here.) It was an interesting season. His team survived a mid-season coaching change. The new coach was in charge for the last four weeks of the season. At the season ending banquet trophy presentation, Coach Chris described Casey as a high energy player with a much improved shot. His evaluation was based on his four weeks of observation ( I doubt he read the scouting report). Casey also played heavy minutes every game, mostly out of necessity to simply field a full team of 5. Some players would opt for sitting on the sidelines with their parents, or bolt mid-game for a potty break. Casey tried to maximize his court time. It was obvious Casey LOVED to play. At the banquet, he was presented his trophy and a certificate of achievement. All he kept repeating was, "I'm so happy. I WON. I got a trophy!!". And he kept repeating that phrase the rest of the day. After we got home, exhausted from all his 'high energy play', he napped on the couch, HOLDING HIS TROPHY!

Certificate of Achievement

Individual Photo

Team Picture

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Fire Truck

Right now, Sydney is at a stage where he LOVES his fire truck. Every time we go for a walk, he grabs his fire truck and insists he take it. While not the most EFFICIENT mode of transportation, it is clearly the most ENJOYABLE mode of transportation for Sydney.

MVI 4695 from p wang on Vimeo.

Friday, August 23, 2013


During our latest SD trip, Uncle Ed and his family took Da Boys sailing. He rented a 22 foot sailboat and we cruised around Mission Bay. Afterwards, the kids tried SDP (Sitdown Paddle Boarding), which is their version of SUP. Great weather, great company and an all around great time!

Perfect Weather!
Mommy and Sydney
Daddy and Casey
Group Shot
Kid has some GUNS!!!
Sitdown Paddle Boarding!!

Monday, August 12, 2013

Mountain Climbing

Years ago, back in the '80's, my Daddy, my big bro Ed and I climbed Cowles Mountain. Fast forward 20+ years, and I decided to introduce MY boys to the climb. Since Da Wang boys are only 4.5 and 2.5 years old respectively, I didn't know if we were going to get anywhere near the top. (The hike to the top is 1.5 miles long and has an elevation change of about 950 feet.) Cousin Elena made the trek with us, and uncle Ed RAN up the mountain and met us in route. Da Boys did great! They both walked all the way to the summit. There was virtually no whining; the only times Sydney cried was when he fell and skinned his legs. There where a couple of pretty good scratches, some even drew a little blood, so I'd say a little crying was justified. As we neared the top of the mountain, I looked around. There were people of all shapes, sizes and ages... even a few dogs. But there sure weren't a lot of children as young as Casey and Sydney. I am so proud of my boys.

Ye-Ye, Phil and Ed cerca 1985


So much enthusiasm to start

Daddy and his boys

Casey and Elena

Nai-Nai and Ye-Ye's house as viewed (zoomed) from the top of the mountain


All smiles at the top!

Phil and Ed 2013

Group Shot