Sunday, March 24, 2013

Christopher - The Second Year

The second year we had a lot of fun. He was such a cutie pie. Life was still busy just like the first year. I think both Mommy and Daddy were in school at the time. Looking at these pictures puts a smile on my face. I am so glad that I documented these precious moments. He is so grown up now, 8 years old. Oh man! where did the time go? 

03/29/06 - a ticklish moment

04/03/06 - a day at the park


05/26/06 - Q tips are fun

06/10/06 - Chuck E Cheese




08/04/06 - in Granda's garden





10/03/06 - ice cream are fun

10/21/06 - at Birch Aquarium

10/31/06 - Trick or treating at North County Mall


11/18/06 - these are just perfect, Mom!

12/04/06 - Calculus is not that bad.

12/06/06 - selling tea?




01/22/07 - Chris's first Jack in the box

01/31/07 - time to get back to study

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Christopher - The First Year

So I just came up with this idea... I want to start a project with pictures of Christopher over the years. Since there are so many pictures that I love, it is not an easy task to pick out just a few from each year. I have decided to have separate posts for each year. The first post will include pictures taken between March 2005 and March 2006. It might take a while to complete this project, but I am glad that I came up with this idea :)

Taken right after birth, at Balboa Hospital. You can still see the petroleum jelly on his eyelid.

05/04/05 - sleeping at auntie's house

05/09/05 - play time

06/12/05 - playing with Daddy

07/21/05 - chilling out :)


07/30/05 - shopping at Costco

08/12/05 - getting comfy

08/27/05 - it's summer time!!!

08/27/05 - at Balboa Hospital for NICU reunion

09/05/05 - Coronado

09/09/05 - see? I can walk

09/09/05 - hanging out with Daddy on the porch

10/02/05 - cousin Emily visited


11/20/05 - at someone's birthday party







03/09/06 - yay! I am one year old!!!

undated - I believe this was around 3 months old (based on the look on his hair lol). This was taken at The Picture People.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Minecraft Birthday Party for Christopher & Evan

Yesterday, we celebrated Christopher & Evan's birthday. It was a lot of fun. Christopher is turning 8 and Evan is turning 5. Their birthdays were two days apart so we always celebrated together. Prepping for the party was a fun process too. The decorations took longer than what we expected but everything was well worth it. We got ideas from around the web and did everything ourselves since Minecraft theme is not available in any party supplies store. 

 Creeper Juice

Creeper Juice vs Diet Creeper Juice

TNT for after cutting the cake, but they were gone way before. These were a hit! 

 Grassy centerpiece

Goodie bags

We couldn't find a Minecraft jumping house so we settled for this one. I thought it looked awesome.

 Christopher's cake, made by his Dad. He did all this by himself with inspirations from Youtube videos. I was so impressed that the cake turned out so AWESOME. I think we should open a cake business soon.

This was Evan's cake, made by his Mom. My sister has always been good at cooking and baking, so I was not surprised that she produced such beautiful cake. It tasted awesome as well. The cakes were the highlight of the party!

 Birthday boys posed for a picture with their cakes

Evan was such a smiley boy. I love his smile here :)

 Another good picture of Evan

I forgot to take pictures of the food. This is the only food picture that I've taken :( We had cheese and pepperoni pizzas for the kids. Besides these short-ribs, we also had egg rolls, fried shrimp, fried rice, Vietnamese salad, garden salad, and fruits.

More pictures of the boys posing.

Mommy & Son

Family picture

Cake time!!!

 Pinata time!!! Christopher's Dad made the pinata as well. He was quite crafty this time around. For future birthdays, we won't have to worry about buying cakes and pinata for sure.

I think this is the most fun part.

 My friend's husband was behind the camera, taking a picture of us. Surprisingly, we had an unexpected model in the background.

The party was quite a success. The boys had a very good time and no one wanted to leave. I think the theme was awesome. I am glad that Christopher and Evan chose Minecraft this year. Everything came together nicely. I am excited to see what they will choose for next year's theme.