Jessie Joy turns 8! It was a fun filled day from
start to finish. She woke up bright eyed and ready to go. She opened
her gifts with family and off to school they went. I picked up everyone
a little early for a birthday lunch along the water at Ruby's. Then
friends and sisters, Mia and Ava came over for play and dinner at Buca.
Ginny, Gene, Grandma, Bruce and Grams also joined us for a big Italian
feast and visit. Jessie was thrilled! She had her family and friends
by her side, special treats and gifts, a new bike and yummy birthday
cake. We love our little black haired beauty, she is so sweet and
funny. Jessie is charming and loving and a very nurturing caretaker.
She is also independent and smart. She's always laughing and does cartwheels nonstop. Jessie is fun loving and has a ton of friends. We love our Jessie Joy and wish her
joy and happiness all year long!
Today we ventured to Chinatown with Susie and Jess for the Chinese New Year Parade and festival. Lot's of colorful dragons and dancers. Confetti and cotton candy. We dined at an authentic Chinese restaurant and bought souvenirs to take home. It was a fun day all around!
We met Jane at W's with Ginny and Gene. It's been a while and it was so good to see her and catch up on life. Sadly, after dinner Jeff and I went to visit Alpa. It's been 2 days since Craig passed away and we went to the house to pay our respects. Difficult time and so hard to understand why and how this could happen.
Jessie was absent from dinner because she was having a sleepover at Mia's for her 8th birthday. Jessie had a long day... Dad joined her and the entire 2nd grade at the LA Zoo.
We love Jane and always have a great time together!
I checked Jessie out of school early to enjoy a nice lunch together. We
dined at her favorite restaurant, Asaka. We talked about the upcoming
Science Fair, her birthday and all things 2nd grade. Love spending
quality time with my little Joy. I treasure these moments and will
always make time for more in the future!
Valentines Day in the Lewis house did not disappoint! The kids woke up to balloons, stuffed puppies and chocolates. We made a breakfast of pancakes and bacon then Jeff took half of the clan to the Cove and I took some to Wilderness Park. Raquel and Jonah were staying with us for the weekend. After the Cove, Jeff and the kids joined us at the park for some lunch and exploring. Later that evening we joined Ginny and Gene at Avenue Italy for a romantic family Italian dinner. Such a fun day and night with the ones I love. Couldn't ask for anything more!