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Photos to China

I went to the post office today to drop off two thick insulated envelopes that will be sent to China. One will be going to Emily’s orphanage and the other to Megan’s orphanage. Once a year, I send pictures of the girls to their respective orphanages. It’s not a Chinese adoption requirement but I figure […]

Megan’s School Pictures

Click on the picture for more school pictures of Megan received this month. Emily’s school pictures are coming soon!

Pictures from Sunday’s FCC Event

On Sunday, we went to the Northern California Families with Children from China (FCC) 13th annual Between Two Years Party at the Presidio in San Francisco. Between two new years means between American New Year’s Day and Chinese New Year’s Day. Pictures are available here. As usual it was a lot of fun. We got […]

Between Two New Years Party

This upcoming Sunday, we’ll make our annual trek to San Francisco for the Northern California Families with Children from China (FCC) Between Two New Years Party. For the last couple of years, the party has been at a building at the Presidio in San Francisco. Several hundred people attend and they are all families who […]

Weenie Royale

There is a restaurant in Sacramento called June’s Cafe. June’s Cafe is a small cramped coffee shop with 4 tables that can each seat 2 people max. However, most of the customers sit at the coffee shop counter on barstools in front of the cooking area. Most of the customers are old Japanese American men […]

Christmas Cards

We’re late with our Christmas Photo Cards. I tried to do a quick photo shoot last Sunday night (December 16). The instructions to the girls were simple: Stand next to each other, look at the camera, smile. You can click on the photo below to see examples of the photos taken. I’ll reveal the final […]

Emily’s 6 year old birthday party

Although Emily’s birthday is November 30, due to waiting until the last minute to make reservations, her birthday party was on December 9. Pictures from the party are available here. The party was at Laguna’s Awesome Party Palace. Laguna’s Awesome Party Palace is an indoor facility in Elk Grove with bounce houses, slides, and arcade […]

Hip Hop Show

Here are videos from Emily’s Christmas hip hop show yesterday: In Video 1, Emily is 2nd from the left. Video 2 is the show finale. Emily is somewhere among all of the kids in the video. The show was produced by Sacramento Show Biz Productions.

Emily’s Birthday

Friday (November 30) was Emily’s birthday. She turned 6. In the evening, we went to Emily’s favorite restaurant in Sacramento, Nagato’s Sukiyaki. It’s located on Fulton Avenue next to Mel Rapton Honda. Emily had her usual Udon with fish cakes (which she always shares with Megan). We brought along a birthday cake and served it […]

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving from Megan, Emily, and the rest of the Kawada family.