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Stroller for furbies

Eileen got this furbie as a bd gift. She loves it so much and decided to build a stroller for her furbie.
See how comfortable furbie looks!!!!

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Furbies for Eileen and Eric

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Handmade Pencil Holder

Last Sunday, I finally found sometime to do some hand craft with Eileen. She really loves hand craft.
We made some pencil holders. Eileen and her little brother Eric decorated them together. 

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日子流水账

今天女儿读书的时候,我没事翻翻抽屉,看到了以前的日记本。  手边最早的一本是1997年的, 那年我大学毕业, 之后去了日本,日记也就中断了几年,到美国以后隔了几年2003年才又重新开始。转眼间10年了,我从来没想到自己居然可以坚持做一件事有10年之久。与其说是日记,不如说是流水账,只记录了每天做什么。 随手翻翻,十年的生活历历在目。 日子过得太快的,生活变得远远偏离我的预想轨道,不知是否还有回来的一天,也许就渐行渐远了。以前的快乐那么遥不可及,以后的方向如此模糊。。。

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Drawing

Today during lunch time, I went to Michaels to buy some art supplies for Eileen. I found some artist’s loft art supplies on clearance with very good price.
$2.99 each for the followings:
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$0.99 each for the followings:

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Eileen unpacked all of them and start drawing using the color pencil.
Decorated pad cover:
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First drawing and real item:
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chocolate mousse cake from wholefoods

Today we bought the chocolate mousse cake from wholefoods for Eileen’s birthday. It tastes really good, much better than I expected. I am not a big fan of chocolate. Normally chocolate will be my last choice. But chocolate is Eileen’s favorite and it is her birthday, so we bought what she likes. But to my big surprise, this chocolate mousse cake tastes great. It is not as sweet as most other cakes. I am thinking to try some other type of cakes in wholefoods.

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Tide Pool in Abalone Cove Shoreline 9/8/2013

Abalone Cove Shoreline Park:
http://www.palosverdes.com/rpv/recreationparks/AbaloneCoveShoreline/index.cfm

California Tide Predication Information

http://tidesandcurrents.noaa.gov/tide_predictions.shtml?gid=235

Abalone cove shoreline park has very beautiful tide pools. We went there again last Sunday. Kids really love it. We have been there several times. Be sure to check the tide prediction using the above website before you go. Try to arrive there when the tides are in the lowest point, you will be able to see tons of sea stars, sea hare and a lot of other sea creatures.
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The park closed at 4:00PM. If you arrived later than that, you will have to park outside. There is a trail from the parking lot to the beach. It takes about 10-15 minutes to walk to the beach.

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Reserved Yosemite Upper Pine Campsite in mid Nov!!!

I am so excited that we just reserved 2 campsites in Yosemite Upper Pine campground for our mid Nov trip. Hopefully it will not be too cold at that time.

After labor day camping, kids really want to go camp again. We kept checking the campsite reservation website and surprisingly we found out that all of a sudden, Yosemite upper pine campground has more than 100 sites available. Wow, great! We reserved right away.

Looking forward to our next trip!

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2013 Labor Day Trip – Sequoia & Kings Canyon NP

Destination: Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Park

Date: 8/31/2013 – 9/2/2013

Camp: Hume Lake Campground Site 030

8/31: First time to travel with our new van. We were surprised how much stuff it can hold. We put everything we need and it was still only about 2/3 full. With 2 kids it is hard to leave early, we left at about 10:00am, stopped at Bakersfield Jack in the box for lunch. Finally arrived at campsite at 4:00pm.

We setup tent and kids start to play around. They got so excited. My daughter found a piece of board in the campsite and made a seesaw by herself. We love this campsite so much. This site is the nearest to the lake in the whole campground. It only takes about 1-2 minutes to walk to the lake. So we can avoid the crowded lake parking lot.

Hume Lake

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Fishing

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When it gets dark, we went back to campsite to have dinner. The night was amazingly warm. It rained a little bit at night.

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Early in the morning, we went to sandy cove. The lake was amazingly beautiful in the morning. It is like a mirror. There were already some people start fishing.

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General Sherman Tree (the largest tree in the world)

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After got the stamp for kid’s NP passport, we went back to campsite to have lunch and even took a nap. In the afternoon, we went to Christian camp in the other site of the lake. We wanted to rent a boat, but unfortunately they no longer rent to 4 person boat. And we do not want to split. Next time, if we have chance to come again, we will definitely bring our own boat. The ice cream in Christian camp shop tastes great.

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We went to sandy cove again, daddy fishing and kids play with sand.

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Almost everyone was  preparing to leave. We got up early and go to the lake for about an hour. Daddy almost got a fish.

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Camping Useful Link

1. Campsite reservation
http://www.recreation.gov/

2. Campsite photos
http://www.campsitephotos.com/
This website gives photo for each individual sites in most popular campground. If you happen to have some choices, you can refer to this site to get genral idea of how does the site look like. They even have recommendation sites for each campground.

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