Saturday, May 19, 2018

Quarterly Report

On Thursday, Feb 22nd, Maddie had her school musical. She even had a short duet part in the show.

For Spring Break, we headed over the State Line to Missouri.  We took our very first train ride which was super fun!  We hit up a children's museum and the City Museum

On Friday, March 23rd, we had one of the saddest days for our family.  Sam Adams had contracted Lymphoma Cancer and we had to say goodbye to our beloved dog.  He joined our family back in 2010 and we had 8 wonderful years with him but miss him with all of our hearts!

Here are some pics of Sam as part of our family.

Stu and Maddie had the daddy/daughter dance.  This is before the dance, but she looks like her feet already hurt!

We celebrated Graham's 5th birthday at the end of April.

We actually celebrated it 3 times!  School, family, and pool party with friends.

On Sunday, May 6th, Maddie got to head onto the field with Royals 2nd baseman Whit Merrifield.  Hard to see, but she even made the jumbotron!

And on May 9th, mom and dad headed to Key West.  Dad planned the trip for them to celebrate their 10th anniversary.  We missed them but were happy they had a great time!

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Thailand 2017

Here are some of the highlights of our trip to Thailand.  It was AMAZING!

Left home to catch a 7pm flight on Christmas night.

We left LA at 1am our time.  I don't think Graham had stayed awake that late in his entire life.  We did great and the plan was awesome.  Completely with personal tv/game console.

We arrived late morning on 12/27 and Ta and a huge lunch awaited us.  Along with a foot massage.

We got to see tons of family including Ta's sisters, brother, and her mom Khun Yai Dang.

We headed to the beach for a few days and G and I loved the beach.  First time playing in the sand.

The next week dad and Mimi headed to Northern Thailand and then to Singapore which gave us kids plenty of time to swim, play, and eat.

Check out what their malls have:

Who doesn't love feeding monkeys?!?

We gave offerings to the monks so we could receive blessings.

We took a trip down the Chao Phraya river that runs through Bangkok and enjoyed a noodle lunch delivered (and cooked) by a woman in a boat.

Probably the best part of all in my opinion was Kidzania.  It was like Exchange City times 1000.  Supposedly they're opening a couple in the US.  You get to do all different jobs (too many to list).  We got to be firefighters, vets, magicians, mechanics, tomato pickers, ketchup makers, sushi makers, soccer stars, and cosmetologists.

The trip ended with a big family dinner at Silom Village and a last visit to Big C Market to stock up on goodies (complete with ride in back of truck) before starting the long journey back home.

Adjusting to the time change coming home was tougher than going over.  We had a few mornings of waking up at 4 or 5am.

But, we already told mom and dad that we can't wait to go again next year!