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Suburban Family Fun

13 Jan

Since moving in to our new(to us) home we haven’t had a weekend that wasn’t scheduled with holiday activities or other obligations. Friday brought more settling – hanging or framing photos from our engagement shoot, vacations and treasured family memories – so things feel more like *home*. I bought Valentine’s Day sprinkles at the store and sent a pic to my nieces telling them that we’ll make cookies around the holiday but they had other ideas. Boredom strikes easily for preteens and elementary schooler’s – Friday night turned in to a slumber party at Aunty and Chu Ba’s. (Chu = uncle related to kids father, Ba = 3. The patriarch of the family is the first male – their Grandfather – the kids Dad is second male, so Thuan is the third eldest male relative on the father’s side. Hence, Chu3).

After a little Rock Band, we settled in to watch the Princess Bride. We’ve really enjoyed sharing classic flicks with the kids. Over the holidays we watched A Christmas Story, which they loved and still quote (You’ll put your eye out!). It’s funny because when the kids come over, they love American food that they don’t often get at home. We broke with their weekend breakfast routine and had scrambled eggs and sausage. Lunch was in the kids’ hands with personal pizza stations to top croissant crusts with veggies, meat and cheese. Bake at 375 degrees for 20-30 minutes until the crust is golden brown. Learn from my mistakes – take it easy on the sauce or it won’t cook well or evenly.

Personal croissant pizza bar

Personal croissant pizza bar

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