My mom asked for a complete family portrait, so our entire clan headed to one of those studios in the mall for a session. It was not easy getting all four kids to pose at the same time, let me tell you!
While we were waiting...
My parents with their youngest grandchild, my Gracie
And the official portraits...
Bodhi and Sophie
My parents and their grandkids, Remy, Bodhi, Sophie and Grace
My cousin bought me this package of frozen croissants from Williams-Sonoma after I had Grace. There were 15 in a box and I decided to bake them all at once this morning when we had some family over for breakfast. Let me tell you, they are the fluffliest, butteriest, most delectable chocolate croissants I've ever tasted (and my family agreed). Worth every penny...I will definitely be buying these again. Thanks Janique!
Does that look yum, or what? My sister Michou, my cousin Jenny, and I indulged ourselves today in honor of Jenny's big 3-0 birthday. We had massages at the Ritz and enjoyed afternoon tea. I had always wondered what high tea at the Ritz was all about and now I know. It was every bit fancy and decadent as I imagined!
I forgot my camera, but thank goodness my sister had her iphone!
I was still glowing and relaxed from my massage. Very happy, as you can see!
It's hard to believe Grace has only been part of our family for one month. This weekend was packed with activities related to this anniversary, which is so important in Vietnamese culture.
On Friday, I took her to have a well-visit with the pediatrician. Apparently, she's gaining weight like crazy...more than 20% of her body weight in two weeks! Her stats were: 22 inches long (83rd percentile) and 9lb 14oz (71st percentile).
Sunday afternoon, we held a family luncheon at Wildfire restaurant to celebrate her one-month birthday. As always, it was great seeing most of my family again. The food was terrific and the atmosphere was very nice. Grace received a lot of beautiful gifts and money for her college fund from our generous guests. One day, she'll realize how lucky she is to have such a loving and supportive family....Thank you, everyone (because I know the ones that matter read this blog!).
Gracie's crossed eyes = working on something in her diaper, no doubt!
Sophie is really a ham these days.
This is one photogenic family. Nice smiles!
Seriously, doesn't my aunt look sooo young? She has a college-aged kid!
One of Sophie's best babysitters, my cousin Aimee.
Some of my closest and bestest cousins.
This pose has left me at a loss for words.
My sister and my honorary sister (who is really my cousin Jenny), and moi
We had a small family get-together tonight, to bid farewell to one of my cousins and best friend, Jenny. She's going to start a new exciting life over in Southern California and we boring old married people are going to live vicariously through her. As usual for our parties, there was a lot of good food, family, and fun! Bye Jenny...we'll miss you a lot.
This is Jenny...possibly the best aunt in the world.
I am just in awe of the creativity of people sometimes. I ran across a great blog, Young Me/Now Me which compiles pictures from people attempting to recreate their childhood photos. The idea is just adorable...and many of these pictures are downright hilarious.