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Finally came up with a list of things we want to accomplish this summer. Let’s see how many we can tackle.IMG_7945

Boys are doing their 3rd triathlon today. Dai Bee was a bit hesitant at first, felt he wasn’t quite ready. He had the earlier time this year because of his age group. For some reason, both the boys are doing the same thing for their age groups this year: 200-yard swim, 6-mile bike, 1-1/4 mile run. Another one awaits in July!

TOTAL ELAPSED TIME: 44:34, with 2:06 and 1:23 transitioning times, respectively.Untitled

TOTAL ELAPSED TIME: 54:57, with 3:10 and 2:05 transitioning times, respectively.Untitled2

This time joining the fun is my 6-year old niece and 2-year old nephew! My niece has the fastest swim time and my nephew won the race for being the youngest (and cutest!) So proud of all these triathletes!

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Mother’s Day without Dai Bee since he’s off to his school’s outdoor ed program to Yosemite. Made him lunch this morning and dropped him off. Missed him already.IMG_7473-edited

We did something different for Mother’s Day this year. My sisters and I took my mom out for dinner Friday. On actual Mother’s Day today, we are also promoting health and wellness in our family as well as celebrating Mother’s day. After dropping off Dai Bee, we took a nice stroll with mom along ocean beach. The walk was about 1.5 miles from my mom’s house to one of my sisters, where we ended up with lunch (take out). The weather couldn’t have been better as it is always windy by the ocean. What a great way to enjoy mother’s day, staying healthy and avoiding the restaurant crowd at the same time!IMG_6743

As for our family, we just wanted to stay home and enjoy dinner comfortably. We bought some lobster tail from Costco ($20/lb=$40 for 6). Mr. Piggy offered to cook but he was afraid he’ll screw it up. So I ended up cooking for the night. It was easy to make and super delicious.  IMG_7539

Hope everyone enjoyed your mother’s day dinner as much as I did!IMG_7542

Being the gym commissioner for Ah Lo’s team tournament, one of the responsibility is to find the scorekeeper for all the games. At 10:30pm the night before, I was still scrambling to find one. I volunteered Mr. Piggy, so he got busy learning how to be a scorekeeper via youtube that night. LOL.

When the time came, I just asked Dai Bee to take over the job since he’s familiar with the game rules. He sat down and poked at the machine. Next thing, he was there all day long and kept going for the next 8 games. Great he can earned the extra cash while enjoying the games.

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The boys found these old badminton rackets at my inlaws. It was cold out, but luckily there was no wind. It was so much fun playing with the boys. Dai Bee had a better handle since it was one of the sports in PE class last year. Now we can add this to one of our no-electronics’ activities during the weekends.

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Christmas countdown activity: playing board games.

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Countdown activity today is to bake cookies. We recruited an elf to help out with it.img_5181

Today for our Chinese curriculum, I had the boys write Christmas cards in Chinese, mainly to the older generation. Writing Christmas cards is also one of the countdown activities. Basically, I’m killing two birds in one stone!

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Busy night for us with activities back to back. Dai Bee has a winter concert, where he performs for the orchestra and choir. Both Ah Lo and Dai Bee have basketball practices happening the same night. Luckily the timing works out beautifully as Ah Lo has practice during Dai Bee’s performance. The great thing was the performance and practice are in the same location! How great is that?! After performance, Dai Bee changed (from a musician to a basketball player).

Dai Bee is also the concertmaster at his school’s orchestra. Because he’s part of the choir, he only played one song (the “Little Drummer Boy). Still, I thought he did great (but then, I might be biased.) This kid never ceases to amaze me.

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With an additional sport (fencing) and a basketball league starting, the boys are busier than ever. I’ve recently checked in with them to see if they are ok with the activities, both are fine with it. The basketball league (CYO) for Dai Bee is very short, only a couple of months.

They are on the run during weeknights, so quick dinners are always helpful. They are not big fans of sandwiches, so it does require some work to make it them a bit interesting. Tonight is spicy pork, grilled onions and cucumbers with french baguette.   img_5003