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.
Dinner was at Alice and Leela’s house. Uncle Johnny also got a movie screen and set it up under the canopy. Looks like there will be a movie night soon.
Uncle Johnny and Mama took the kids to the park to catch Pokemon today.
Janie turned 8 today and it was a very different birthday this year. We are in the heart of Shelter-in-Place here in California but still wanted to celebrate this special day.
Mama picked up party favors and gifts from Target on her way home, picked up cake from Baskin Robbins, and then had a virtual birthday party with the family over Zoom. Auntie Jia had sent a bunch of gifts this past week too.
Once everyone got online, we all sang Happy Birthday, she blew out candles, and then the presents were opened.
Toni and Thomas also drew a special birthday picture for her.
Happy 8th Birthday to our baby girl!