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It was a beautiful day last Saturday so we decided to pack up the kids' bikes and take them to UC Irvine to let them ride their little hearts out.  I can't express how much I love college campuses for little kids!  When the kids were younger and just learning how to walk, it was great for them to be able to toddle around without cars and crowds.  Now that they are older, bike riding is their first love!  Normally, campuses are pretty quiet on the weekends since most students would rather be elsewhere.  But it's especially true during summer break!  Buzz is still on training wheels but he enjoying going at top speed through the middle of campus.  Ahgoo is still to short to pedal herself so I pushed her the whole time.  We will definitely bring the kids back when Buzz is ready to kick the training wheels.  And I took the opportunity to take some nice pictures of the kids when we took a break from riding.

Lovely riding campus.


Ahgoo on her sweet ride.

I can picture Buzz riding his bike as a real college kid!

Taking a break from riding.

Hanging out with the mascot, Peter the Anteater!

My Sweeties!

My Goofs.
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Posted August 13, 2014


It's August and we've been at our home for eight months now!  Since the beginning of summer we've steadily been hosting some casual dinners for our friends to see our new home.  Last weekend,  we had a final set of good friens over for a lovely dinner and I decided to break out the formal table cloth!  This is also our very first dinner using our good dishes and glasses instead of paper plates and paper cups.  

For this party, I also tried something new, individual smores!  I got the idea from Pinterest here and here.  I used a tea light instead of charcoal.  I think the tea light didn't work as well as charcoal because it took too long to heat up the marshmellows without burning.  But I didn't have time to pick up charcoal.  But I think it was a fun dessert for everyone.  I also served pre-scooped ice cream in espresso cups, also inspired by Pinterest here.  But it was Mr. BAW who improvised last minute to make coffee and pour it over the ice cream.  It turned out to be super yummy!  I'd say that dinner was a success, and we had beautiful weather that evening.  Oh, and it was a chance for us to congratulation our lovely friends on their new engagement.  

By the way, can you tell from this post that I'm pretty addicted to Pinterest?!  If you are old enough, you may recall a little movie called Short Circuit.  I'm just like Number 5 when I browse Pinterest, "More input, more input!"

My bougainvillea are blooming beautifully.


Going formal with Mr. BAW's grandmother's table cloth.

I love our back patio, it's been a wonderful entertaining space.

Individual smores for dessert.

Our version of the affogato.

Congratualations to the happy couple!
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Posted August 4, 2014










































































































































































































































































































































































































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