Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Surfing USA

Da Boys took in an evening beach session in Ocean Beach, Ca. Uncle Ed and cousin Elena came surfing, and Casey did some boogie boarding. Until now, Casey had mixed feelings about boogie boarding; he was definitely interested, but a little scared. Well, one ride and he was hooked. I showed him how to dive under waves while paddling out and he even survived some epic wipeouts!

Friday, August 21, 2015

Sydney Basketball

We are in the mist of a new basketball season. As you may recall, Sydney's rookie basketball season didn't go so well. To read about it.. CLICK HERE. In fact, he didn't make a basket the entire season. He definitely got discouraged, and quit trying. Not unlike some early entrants in the NBA draft, Sydney just started playing while he was too young. And that is on Mom and Dad. We miscalculated, and started Sydney a FULL YEAR earlier than we started Casey. And at age 3-4, what a difference in maturity (both physical and mental) a whole year makes.

So that brings us to today. He donned his old #24 uniform, and played the whole game. He smiled and laughed while playing! And... he made his first competition basket. Yup, that's right, he made a basket during the game! Actually, now that I think about it, it was his first basket ever, of any kind.. Practice, game, shoot-around, anything.. To have it happen during his first game of the season made it that much more special!

Congrats Sydney!!

Video and Photos below.

Sydney 7-2015 from p wang on Vimeo.

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Baseball Game

Courtesy of Uncle Andy, Sydney went to his first Dodger professional baseball game. In the middle of summer, in LA, it was HOT. We got creative and used the fan giveaway (mesh laundry hamper) as a sun shield. And there is always ice cream to help cool a kid down.

After the game, we got to go onto the field and play catch and run the bases.

Sydney Throwing to Daddy
Daddy Throwing to Sydney: Sydney Concentrating
Basket Catch

Father and Son

Rounding 2nd Base