Now that summer is in full swing, we’ve gotten into a routine. The kids do workbooks in the morning and then get to play the rest of the day.
We also added swim lessons for Peanut at Waterworks in Huntington Beach. It’s a 20-min lesson with just one other kid and he gets to hang on his teacher’s back while the other child is swimming.
This afternoon, we walked to the playground in the community.
It’s been quite a transitional month for us and the last part was Mama finishing her last few days of work and Dada flying up to help drive the last items down to SoCal. The car was smaller than expected so we had to say goodbye to some of our belongings and leave them behind. The drive was smooth and they had dinner at an old favorite, Houston’s, in Irvine after they returned the rental car.
We are back in SoCal and we are here for good. On to the next chapter!
While Mama went back to work, the kids got some worksheets done in the morning while Dada and Uncle Johnny did some work.
In the afternoon, they met up with Auntie Jia for a little Camp Snoopy at Knott’s. Since we were going to live so close to the park, we got a season pass for the whole family and it’s already getting some use!
Before dropping Mama off at the airport, we went to Mitsuwa for dinner and then stopped an ice cream shop.
We celebrated Father’s Day a day early at the Old Fish House. They had outdoor dining with a live band.
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!
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.
The last time we went to Disneyland was in December 2018! Uncle Johnny got us tickets and reservations now that Disneyland reopened after a long COVID closure. With current safety precautions, we are required to wear a mask at all times and the park is at 25% capacity.
We got matching shirts to mark the occasion and we were all excited to get going.
The first place we visited was Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. This morning we were disappointed to hear that Rise of the Resistance was closed for the day but we still got to enjoy the area for the first time.
Peanut tried to fly the Millenium Falcon but he couldn’t reach the controls. So naturally, our mission was a failure.
The kids tried the blue milk and thought it was kind weird.
Peanut was excited to find an X-wing and Yai got him his very own! Lucky kid.
Thunder Mountain was a big hit with all the kids. Even Leela went on for the first time and loved it. We ended up riding it at least 4 times today.
The kids also went on Space Mountain twice.
This is the look on KK’s face when she learned she was not tall enough to drive a car alone on Autopia. Maybe next time.
Some of us went on Splash Mountain and Peanut and Alice were prepared with ponchos.
Uncle Johnny was not as lucky. He sat in the front and got drenched.
We stayed until dark and unfortunately they didn’t start having any parades or fireworks yet.
It was still a very memorable and fun day with the family.
We celebrated Toni and Thomas’ birthdays today at the pool and at their house. It’s so fun to be with the cousins again!