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June was a pretty crazy month.  We had so many firsts happening for us.  It started with Buzz learning how to ride his bike!!  It took a little convincing him that he can do it.  Then after the mental hurdle, he picked it up in just two lessons.  He first rode all by himself when we took him to UCSB, one of the most bike-friendly campuses around.  Then he rode comfortably at his future high school, around the school gym.  Then, on June 18, Buzz had his very first graduation ever!  He graduated from pre-school and the school put on a lovely graduation ceremony that is worthy of a high school production!  The kids perfomed four songs and a play, The Three Little Pigs.  Buzz played the starring role of the big bad wolf.  I regretfully did not bring any tissues to the graduation, a mistake I will never make again.  I hung up his very first diploma on our wall at home, along with all of our diplomas.  Then there was Father's Day.  Both Buzz and Ahgoo performed songs at school for all the fathers.  We're especially proud of Ahgoo, she sang two songs, one of them was "Take Me Out to the Ball Game", and was the only one in her class to actually sing!  The month ended with Ahgoo going to her very first swim class.  In between all of that we attended a friend's son's high school graduation party at the Western Museum of Flight and a fancy birthday party at the Aquarium of the Pacific.

Sometimes I'm torn between living life and documenting life.  If I spend too much time worrying about getting a picture I miss being in the moment with my family.  But if I don't take any pictures, I tend to regret it a day later because I'll worry that I won't remember the moment.  I'm still learning how to balance the two.  I think for the most part, I'm taking pictures less often in our daily lives.  During more significant events, such as birthday parties or trips, I'm being more selective with the pictures I take.  We'll see how my live-document balance goes. :-)  I'm also still working on figuring out work-life balance...
 
Ahgoo's answer to why she loves her daddy.


Mr. BAW volunteered to read a story to Ahgoo's class.


Mr. BAW opening gifts the kids made for him at school.


Having fun at the Museum of Flight.

The pilots.

The satellite display at the Flight Museum.


The captains.

I discovered Buzz's drawing on the morning of his graduation.  I'll be proud of him no matter what he chooses to be.  But I must admit that seeing this made my heart soar!

My little scholar.  I hope that his educational journey will be long and fullfilling.

Buzz's latest drawing.  It is Optimus Prime (from the Transformers) and Batman catching robbers (at the bottom) holding bags of money (even with his mouth.  There is also a spaceship flying against the starts.  His drawings are more and more elaborate and getting very creative.

Ahgoo patiently waiting for her swim assessment.  She looks so grown up in this picture, it makes me tear up!  Daddy is giving her some last minute encouragement.  I love these two!

I'm learning from Ahgoo to slow down and smell the flowers more often...instead of taking pictures of the flowers!
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Posted July 1, 2015











































































































































































































































































































































































































































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