I have your eyes, your nose, your lips, your appetite, and your sense of humor.
I wish to have your patience, your kindness, your determination, and your strength.

My niece, Marisa, didn't have school today (teacher in-service or something), so she came over bright and early to hang out with me and Ashlyn. After breakfast, I took both kids to run errands and place food orders for Ashlyn's big party this Saturday.
My friend, John, drove down to visit. We had a late lunch at Southland Taste in the Wolfe Plaza then went over to Lollicups in Cupertino for boba tea. Then I dragged John all around town to finish off the remainder of my errands.

Tonight my family and I went to my dad's favorite Chinese restaurant to celebrate his birthday. We all had a great time and ate way too much! *burp* =D
At home, we popped in a DVD and just hung out.

Spending the entire day with Marisa and Ashlyn pooped me out. I'm not sure if all nine-year olds are like this, but my niece has sooooo much energy. She skips around, runs, jumps, bounces, and talks really fast....ALL DAY LONG! Sometimes I can't understand a word she says. Oh, and if she gets really excited about something, then whoa, stand back!...she sounds like Alvin and the Chipmunks on fast-forward. She's hyperactive. She reminds me of Jamie Lynn Spears (Britney's lil sis)....show-offy in a spazzy sort of way. Don't get me wrong...it's cute...but I can only handle it in small doses. =P Hmmm, I wonder if I was like that?

I've been going to bed much eariler these days...usually right after Ashlyn goes to bed. The past couple of nights I missed Aric's call. It feels like it's been a while since we last talked. I wonder if he's doing okay. I'll try to stay up later tonight.

Pictures from today:

me and Marisa at Lollicups

me, Ashlyn, and John

Mom, Dad, Guh, and Marisa

me and Eva

Wil and Tony

Ashlyn eating rice

singing the birthday song

clapping along with Ashlyn

Marisa being silly (as usual)

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