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.
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!
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 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!
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!
The kids all had another dinner together tonight.
It’s Alice’s Birthday AND Halloween today. Uncle Johnny prepared some fun activities as part of the birthday celebration.
Take a look at these balloon animals!!
We all sang “Happy Birthday” to Alice and then headed out for some Socially Distant Trick-or-Treating.
The neighborhood moms planned a scavenger hunt and doors were decorated. Candy was left out in buckets at the door front too.
They all made out like bandits tonight!!
This evening, we went out for a fancy dinner at Five Crowns with the family to celebrate Mama and Uncle Johnny’s birthday. It was our first real dining experience in a long time.
They seated us at a big round table together under a patio cover and the kids enjoyed the activity sheets they were given.
It was a nice dinner at a restaurant with family after being home for so long.
It’s just another day in Cerritos with the family! This evening, they had a BBQ in Alice and Leela’s backyard complete with food, obstacle courses, and a campfire with s’mores!
The family gathered with Toni and Thomas’ house for a hot pot dinner together.