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Boys’ cousin, KK, is celebrating her birthday today at a rock climbing facility. She invited the boys to come along! Dai Bee was at his piano recital so he had to miss the climbing while Ah Lo got to enjoy some fun. IMG_7977

To the most creative, smart, happy, unselfish, 7 year old girl, keep dreaming big dreams! Happy Birthday!IMG_7979

3 graduations in 3 days…one heading to college, one graduated with highest academic honor and one delivered a fantastic speech at his ceremony, I can’t be prouder. I am excited for the new beginnings for each and everyone one of them in fall.FullSizeRender 4

This year we had so many graduations in the family. We had 2 more graduations besides these 3 which gave me the perfect reason to put a celebratory dinner together!

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Getting ready for tomorrow’s graduation party…DSC_0249

At Dai Bee’s first fencing competition. Boys have been taking fencing for some time now, and this was his first competition. He’s probably the only one doing this the first time since I was the only one taking pictures while the other parents were sitting there chilling. It was pretty low key, not much yelling or cheering. We spent a good chunk of time watching and waiting. He wasn’t the last one on the rank, so I take it that’s a pretty good?!IMG_7270

Mr. Piggy’s nephew is turning 2 today. After the fencing competition, we went to his house to celebrate with him. I made this minion piñata for him (or for his older cousins). He had no clue of what the game was, but managed to swing with his bat. The kids (my boys) had more fun at it than he did! IMG_7274 (1)DSC_0552 (1)

Dai Bee has invited some of his close friends over tomorrow to celebrate his birthday with him. Though he’s been telling me he doesn’t need a cake, I thought what’s a birthday without a cake? Since they are into emoji’s / instagram these days, thought this would be the perfect dessert to have. He did help out making the cake!

Poop emoji: chocolate cupcakes with coffee buttercream frosting. Kissing emoji: strawberry vanilla cake.IMG_7231

This has got to be the most disorganized birthday party I’ve every thrown. March has been such a crazy week for us with tournaments and school activities, all our weekends are fully booked except today (the only day). Because of so, I realized there weren’t much availability for a birthday party. However, Ah Lo just wanted something small, hanging out with his friends. Again, the only day and time available was today. So I just sent out an email invitation to a handful of people which I wasn’t getting much response. Anyway, at the very last minute, I whipped up a simple hard copy invitation since I didn’t know most of the folks’ emails. Not knowing who he invited and clueless of who will show up (most didn’t even RSVP), I scrambled to buy some snacks, fruits and cupcakes in the morning of. I would loved to bake, but just couldn’t find the time.

Another stressful thing was I didn’t even reserve a site! We’ve been at that park a couple of times to fly the drone. It has always been a little quiet with light foot traffic. Since I didn’t even know who to call to make reservations, we just showed up and started marking our territory. Luckily we didn’t have any issues with anyone. We brought a whole bunch of games and just enough NERF guns to entertain the boys. The two hours just flew by and everyone had fun. Whew!

Planning is always a plus, but sometimes acting on spontaneity can bring surprises even if it’s messy at times. The cupcakes got crushed while we were moving the table to be in the shade. LOL. Weather was unbelievably cooperative today! What a big bonus. At the end of the day, Ah Lo got what he wanted (to spend time with his friends) and I couldn’t asked for a better party (not too bad for a last minute planning).

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Never been to a tea party but always thought about hosting one! Earlier the week I asked my middle school friends to see if they were up for a small gathering. This group of people are so hard to come together because of busy schedules. Surprisingly everyone could make it on this date and this time. So I bought some fresh flowers and decorated a tad bit to suit for this theme.


I made turkey sandwiches, baked banana bread and rose pastry for our little gathering. At the end, everyone thanked me for the party. However, it should be the other way around, I should be the one thanking them for giving me this chance to host a tea party, the friendship and the laughters.

Had a small fun gathering with my side of the family for a back to school party. The usual potluck where everyone brought a little of bit of this and that. Before the night ended, we asked each kid what they like to be when they grow up.

DSC_0836DSC_0842Of course a party has to end with something sweet.


Like previous years, parents got something for their kids before the school year starts. Ah Lo got a new lunch box (his old had that terrible smell, even after many washes). Dai Bee got his usual binder with inspirational quotes:


Received great news that one of Mr. Piggy’s cousin is getting married next year! Today our family is invited to their engagement dinner (more like a family gathering dinner). I really don’t know what they want, so I made a simple card and hand drew a cute couple for them. Of course, included in the card is a mani/pedicure gift certificate for the bride-to-be. Can’t wait for their big day!Screen Shot 2015-11-11 at 9.24.06 AM

Normally we have Halloween party at my sister’s. This year so happens to fall on a Saturday, so I decided to host it. We decided to go with something simple for the night – pizza. However, those who know me know that I love to play with food. So I did a little bit more than just pizza. Right when I thought I jello’ed out, I made more! White ghostly cups were made from a almond jello and the candy corns were orange and lemon jello’s. If this is not enough of sweets, before the night hits, we were out get more sugar-high with our trick-or-treaters. Screen Shot 2015-11-02 at 12.37.14 PM

Yes, ok, this isn’t much of a costume. My initial idea was to make m&m’s t-shirts to go with our pumpkins. So I bought the t-shirts ($2.50 each) of the m&m colors. The busy me said that was perfectly fine, but constantly fighting with the crafty me, arguing that would be too simple (inside my head).  So before I can do anything to change it, work got busy and time was running out. That left me with the candy themed costumes. Well, this has to do it for 2015, until next year…Happy Halloween!