We are all so happy to say goodbye to 2020. To celebrate, Uncle Johnny made macarons and the kids helped out.
Mama flew back in time to enjoy some hot pot and to do the countdown to 2021. This was the first time spent NYE with the family all together. Happy New Year!
Today, Mama took the kids to Disney’s California Adventure Park to take a walk. It’s not officially open but they had Buena Vista open for shopping.
We had to keep our masks on and they were very strict about not eating or drinking in the area. None of the food places were open and if they sold snacks, they had to be sealed and taken outside of the park to be eaten.
It was pretty empty and kinda eerie to be there.
Leela and Alice joined us later and Uncle Johnny bought everyone these cool plushies that can sit on your shoulder.
Too bad even the trolley wasn’t open or running. At least we got a cute photo of the kids.
Merry Christmas!! We are gonna keep out PJs on until lunch today!
Christmas Day was spent at Toni and Thomas’ house with Round 2 of presents in the late morning.
It’s Christmas Eve and the kids got to open some of their presents this morning!!
Alice and Janie put together a scavenger hunt for the little ones today. They drew pictures of different animals on cards and taped them to plastic knives that they hid around the neighborhood. Each kid took turns looking for an animal until they were all found.
This afternoon, the girls got a hot chocolate treat while they played on their iPads together. Cousin time is the best!
We took a drive to Chinatown today in search of Bruce Lee, almond cookies, a broom, and tasty Thai food.
The freeways were so empty that it took only 20 mins to get there from Cerritos and Chinatown was equally empty.
We found Bruce Lee pretty quickly and got some photos taken.
We also went to Phoenix Bakery and got some yummy almond cookies and other treats.
For lunch, we went to LAX-C and had some Thai street food. SOOOOO TASTY.
Peanut also go to eat the strawberry cake he wanted from the bakery.
At LAX-C, we went on the hunt for a specific broom that Yai asked for. We found it toward the entrance and made sure it was the same one that Yai has at home. Perfect!
We checked everything off the list today and had so much fun too!
We are in Cerritos for the holidays and the kids got straight to work on little paper projects together.
Yai bought the kids donuts this morning. These guys love sprinkle donuts.
Janie later showed the rest of the kids how to make paper airplanes.
Later that afternoon, we hopped back on the plane and headed back to Alameda. These kids were exhausted and both fell asleep on the way up.
We went back to El Dorado Park this morning for their Nature Center Trail. It started out great with lots of enthusiasm and curiosity.
Then slowly the boy started to get tired and hungry and it was all downhill from there.
There was a lot of cajoling and negotiating for the latter half of the walk. Peanut was so unhappy and said he “couldn’t walk anymore”. *sigh*
He fell asleep just minutes after getting back in the car so maybe he really was tired. We’re gonna have to build up his walking muscles and bring a snack next time.