We had a BBQ at Uncle Johnny’s house for July 4th this year. The kids played on the bounce house and in the tents. We also grilled and roasted marshmallows before the fireworks started at Artesia Park, Cerritos High School, and throughout the neighborhoods.
Before dropping Mama off at the airport, we went to Mitsuwa for dinner and then stopped an ice cream shop.
As soon as we were all moved in, Alice showed up with a bag packed for a sleep over. The next morning they were up and ready to play. Summer Break has definitely arrived!
The day as arrived! The movers came at 8am this morning and started taking things away to the truck. They worked very quickly and the truck was stuffed.
Maya came to hang out and stayed until we drove away. It was so sad.
It’s our last evening in Alameda together so we had dinner at one of our favorite places, Trabocco. We’ve celebrated so many occasions here and the chef has always been so gracious to us.
We had sushi tonight and Peanut ordered his favorite roll appropriately named “Crazy Monkey”.
It’s one of our favorite times of the year! May is a great time to go cherry picking and that’s what we did this morning.
We picked and took home 16 pounds of cherries today and Peanut probably ate a pound on his own while we were picking.
The kids drew a picture of their morning and Peanut included all the cherry pits that he spit onto the dirt while we picked.
Hanauma Bay was closed for a year during the pandemic and finally reopened recently. We were excited to see the fish return and to see if the coral had time to repair. The process for getting an entry was not easy though. Mama got up early and drove to the entrance to pick up a reservation.
When it was our time, we were allowed to enter, watched the short video, and headed down to the beach.
The fish were at knee level so Peanut could enjoy them from the shore. Meanwhile, Janie and Dada went out to explore.
We all had fun exploring and just hanging out in the beautiful fish sanctuary.
At lunch, there was a large bird hanging out in the restaurant. How funny.
For dinner, we went to our favorite katsu place and Peanut had a yummy kid’s bento meal.
We drove to North Shore today and visited the turtles. They were surfing in the waves and didn’t feel like napping today.
The shrimp truck was also closed today so we stopped at McDonald’s for a fried apple pie. Janie is big fan!
And you can’t forget the shave ice!