Baby M3, the newest addition to the family from cousin T in Oregon, came at 10:34 p.m., weighing in at 6 pounds, 15 ounces, and 20 inches long.
Isn't she adorable?
She's the youngest of five grandchildren in her generation.
Kinda crazy that my brother and my cousins all decided to have children around the same time. Perhaps they'll grow up like us and play together and weird people out with how uncommonly close we are with each other.
Earlier today, we were celebrating my other cousin's baby's first birthday. This is baby A, decked out in a pretty dress for her first princess party.
Before we had arrived, my oldest uncle and his wife, did that Vietnamese ceremony where the baby picks objects to predict what she'll be when she grows up. Baby A picked a calculator and a pen. Future accountant, perhaps? :P
How can you resist this smile?
Uncle Phong was up until 2 a.m. blowing 47 pink balloons by himself since the younger '88 and his other sister said they were busying cooking, so he had to take care of decorations. Umm, I have a foot pump! Just an FYI for next time!
Tons of family from both sides and tons of food. I even contemplated taking a photo of the piles of shoes at the front door. Hilarious!
My cousin's cousin came up to me at the party and told me her friend likes my blog.
"I didn't even know you had a blog!" she said.
But the minute he said food and writing, she knew exactly who he was talking about. Uh oh. First my dad's friend's daughter, now my cousin's cousin's friend, I guess if you know me or any of my family in real life, I'm not so hard to figure out. That or I just have too big of a family since it seems like we're growing every few months!
Recently, one of lil' sis's friends sent her a link to my blog on Facebook, saying I have the same cousin as her. And her friend chimes in and said that's lil' sis's sister's blog. :P
1 year ago today, Chinese Noodle Soup with Ground Turkey and Pickled Mustard Greens.
2 years ago today, Ta Prohm - Cambodia.
3 years ago today, Kinpira (Japanese Sauteed Gobo (Burdock) and Carrot Matchsticks).