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!
For Thanksgiving, Janie helped Dada quite a bit. She even prepped and cooked the mushrooms herself.
What a big girl we have now!
Dinner was delicious and we were so happy to be with the family for Thanksgiving this year. It was are first time in many years!!
Look at these kids. Peanut has so many things to play with and Janie finished a puzzle with Yai. So fun.
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.
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.
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!
It was a short but productive weekend. See you all again soon!!!!
It’s time to say goodbye and drive back to Alameda today. The girls always have a hard time with this.
We had so much fun this past week and can’t wait to see everyone again!
We got home at a decent time and even saw some snow on the Grapevine!
We usually go to Disneyland for Christmas Eve but agreed to take a break this year. Instead, we spent an afternoon at Downtown Disney.