The beach!

Many years ago, Kayli did not like the beach. She was scared of the water and of the sand, so she could only sit on a blanket. So, we didn’t go to the beach anymore. After a couple years, Mommy and Daddy decided to try going again, and… we loved it! It was freezing cold and super cloudy, but we loved the beach! Maybe Hawaii will actually be fun!

-Kayli and Leia

We got to the beach early to get good parking. It was cold and foggy, but we were still excited. Leia was very excited!
We got to the beach early to get good parking. It was cold and foggy, but we were still excited. Leia was very excited!
Super excited!
Super excited!
We were scared of getting washed away into the ocean at first but then we LOVED getting our feet wet in the cold cold water!
We were scared of getting washed away into the ocean at first but then we LOVED getting our feet wet in the cold cold water!
Watching for the waves coming in!
Watching for the waves coming in!

Isolation is the worst

So Kayli got Coronavirus and it was kind of the worst. Actually she was barely sick but she had to stay in her room for 10 days and we couldn’t play with each other or get close to each other and it was the worst! And we don’t know how she got it! Luckily we were super good at not getting close to each other and nobody else got it! Leia had to play with Daddy all day every day, and she only likes him a little. After playing with him for 10 days though, she likes him a medium amount.

-Kayli and Leia

Daddy found some new and creative things to do with Leia, but Leia was not happy
Daddy found some new and creative things to do with Leia, but Leia was not happy
We had to eat outside super far apart!
We had to eat outside super far apart!

We learned some new patriotic songs!

After we isolated for 10 days, we celebrated with stickers on our faces!
After we isolated for 10 days, we celebrated with stickers on our faces!

Leia Dancing

Sometimes when Leia really likes her food, she does a yummy dance. Mommy and Daddy don’t like it when we get out of our chairs while we are eating, but I think when we do it to dance they seem to not get as mad.  This one time a couple weeks ago, Daddy tried to copy Leia’s cookie dance and he almost broke his head and we almost had to bring  him to the doctor but then he was fine. I guess he’s just old.

-Kayli

Here is a cookie dance for Nainai’s butter cookies.

And here is Leia’s salad dance. She has never danced for salad before.

Happy Birthday Leia!!!

Happy birthday to my favorite sister!!! You are 4! I remember when you were a tiny baby and I was a fussy toddler. Then I was 4, and you were 2! I’m pretty sure I was way more mature when I was 4 than you are now… but anyways… I can’t believe you are so old! You can do so many things by yourself now. You don’t wear pullups anymore, and you pee by yourself and poop by yourself and change by yourself and brush your teeth by yourself. Well, sometimes you do at least. You can even ride a bike by yourself and got super good at rollerblading really fast!

Meimei, I have so much fun playing with you every day and I love you even though you scream and fuss and are really not that nice sometimes. But you are a little nicer now that you are 4. Happy birthday Leia!

-Kayli

Wow we are so ghetto. The 6 candle minus the two candles equals 4!
Wow we are so ghetto. The 6 candle minus the two candles equals 4!
Why are you so sad Meimei?
Why are you so sad Meimei?

 

Dinner time

We are not very good at eating dinner. Mostly Meimei. Sometimes we can’t stop talking and Daddy is done eating before we even started. Sometimes Meimei refuses to eat anything and lies down on the floor. Usually, we end up making huge messes all over the table, chair, and floor, we stand on our chairs and then Daddy yells at us, and Mommy ends up having to feed Meimei. Oh and also, usually one of us ends up going poop in the middle of dinner. SOMETIMES though, we really like the food and eat everything!

– Kayli and Leia

We used to only eat salmon off Mommy’s plate, not our own. Now, we make seaweed salmon sandwiches!

The one thing we always eat is pesto pasta! Meimei loves mushrooms, and saying Mmmmm! when she eats them.

Kayli’s 6th birthday!

Kayli is 6!!! In the last year, Kayli went from being a ridiculous tantrumy kid to a surprisingly reasonable small person! She is very logical, calm (mostly), patient, and often the only person who can calm Meimei down during her frequent screaming and crying tantrums. Kayli always shares stuff with Meimei and lets Meimei have her way. She loves to make cards and presents for people, and to watch TV! She loves to eat croissants, xian rou su bing, egg mcmuffins, innout burger, and pizza. Oh and she loves chocolate chip cookies with no chocolate chips. Happy 6th birthday Kayli!

– Mommy and Daddy

Nainai made a blondie for Kayli's birthday because Kayli does not like cake!
Nainai made a blondie for Kayli’s birthday because Kayli does not like cake!
Auntie Lisa sent us Jamba Juice and we turned them into popsicles!
Auntie Lisa sent us Jamba Juice and we turned them into popsicles!
Kayli got even MORE legos, so Mommy and Daddy helped us get them organized!
Kayli got even MORE legos, so Mommy and Daddy helped us get them organized!

Happy birthday Kayli!

Christmas Vacation

This year we couldn’t go anywhere during Christmas vacation because of coronavirus. It’s so bad right now! We wanted to see all of our family or go somewhere fun but all we could do was play at home. We drove Daddy crazy the first week and Mommy crazy the second week!

-Kayli and Leia

We went on a bike ride with Daddy and got dim sum! We ate on the ground in the parking lot!
We went on a bike ride with Daddy and got dim sum! We ate on the ground in the parking lot!
We got tons of Christmas presents like this rainbow thing with treasures inside... but we played them all on Christmas and ran out of things to do.
We got tons of Christmas presents like this rainbow thing with treasures inside… but we played them all on Christmas and ran out of things to do.
We colored and drew and made lots of cards. Sometimes we wear masks in the house if Mommy and Daddy think someone might be getting sick.
We colored and drew and made lots of cards. Sometimes we wear masks in the house if Mommy and Daddy think someone might be getting sick.
We played in our house that now has a light!
We played in our house that now has a light!
We roasted marshmallows in the backyard!
We roasted marshmallows in the backyard!
And Kayli practiced going cross-eyed
And Kayli practiced going cross-eyed

Christmas Performances!

We made it through Christmas break with NO coronavirus! Here are our Christmas performances during our last week of school. We both sang and participated this year because there were no parents watching! And why are we so close together?? We are suppsoed to be 6 feet apart!

-Kayli and Leia

Social distancing

We have gotten soooo good at social distancing and wearing masks. We wear masks all day at school, except when we eat. We wear masks whenever we go out. We don’t get close to anybody — except Mommy and Daddy. Mommy bought like a million thousand hundred masks because we are picky and the masks don’t fit on our faces.

-Kayli and Leia

P.S. Actually, Kayli is good at wearing masks and they fit her face fine. Meimei is not as good… and her face is shaped funny… and she has gotten sick twice already!

We always wear masks when Nainai is around and we stay super far from her!
We always wear masks when Nainai is around and we stay super far from her!
Sometimes Meimei does silly things and wears tons of stuff on her head in the car.
Sometimes Meimei does silly things and wears tons of stuff on her head in the car.
We wear masks whenever we go out. This was a fun hike!
We wear masks whenever we go out. This was a fun hike!
When we visited Grandma for lunch, Meimei sat sooooo far from everybody!
When we visited Grandma for lunch, Meimei sat sooooo far from everybody!