Emma and I flew to El Segundo to visit family. We stayed with my Dad (grandpa). It was very fun but so hot!
One afternoon we visited the Getty museum. It is free and so lovely. We only went in one building but saw paintings, photography and decorative arts.
We sat outside under the big umbrellas and sipped coffee. It was so nice there. I wish it was not so hot so we could have gone through the gardens.
One day we went to the Del Amo mall in Torrance. There was a new Mitsuwa marketplace. The Kinokuniya bookstore is our favorite.
We ate outside in the evenings on the patio at my Dad’s place. It would start to cool off and we would just chill out there.
Our beach day was so refreshing. The breeze off the ocean was cool and it was the first time I wasn’t sweating. Emma enjoyed playing on the shore and watching dolphins play out in the water.
We visited with lots of family. I had so much fun that I forgot to take more pictures. It was so great to hug my siblings after a long time apart.
maiki had been traveling as well and we were super happy to be reunited again.
We travelled to Los Angeles to go to Disneyland, visit with family and celebrate Emma’s tenth birthday and Halloween. It was an epic trip!
Our evening flight was delayed but we still went to Disneyland the next morning. 🙂
Saturday we slept in and went to the Halloween frolic on Main Street. Emma dressed up and collected candy. We shared churro balls and they were so good!
Elayne hosted a birthday party for Emma. It was so much fun! Emma requested bbq ribs and chocolate brownies. She probably ate most of that fruit plate. 🙂
I drank frozen margaritas and chatted all night. Emma opened some presents and loved all the attention.
Sunday morning we went to breakfast and then brought flowers to where my Mom is buried. We were happy to see her stone was recently installed.
She is next to my brother Joey. It was nice to visit and there were lots of people bringing flowers to their loved ones.
Emma found sweet pictures in my parents album like this one when she was a baby!
That night we celebrated Halloween.
Emma trick or treated a little bit and also gave out candy at aunt Elayne’s house.
We had so much fun and I think Emma will always remember these days filled with love.
On our last day in Los Angeles Emma Clover decided to match me. She was tickled by it and I gave in since we were traveling and then it looked like we went together.
It was definitely a perfect trip to visit family. We went to the beach twice, collected shells and playing dominoes with Grandma.
We ate at the Blue Butterfly, watched Mary Poppins and got ice cream cones.
We stayed with aunt Elayne and uncle John (my siblings) and ate yummy breakfasts of peanut butter toast and strong coffee, which is my favorite thing.
We went to Stephanie and Justin’s wedding and spent lots of time with Grandma and Grandpa just hanging out and eating out a lot. 🙂
until next time….