Last Friday evening after returning home from work, Yan and I decided to have an impromptu date night. We made the kids dinner and sat them down in the living room in front of a movie. We then made dinner for ourselves and sat in the dining room for a little peace and romance (complete with candlelight and wine). It was fantastic! Ella came in about half-way through our dinner, saw the candles and asked, “are you guys having a date?” When she realized that’s exactly what we were doing she insisted on waiting on us for the rest of the meal, periodically checking in on us to see if we needed anything. She was so cute.
Saturday started early and was filled with swimming lessons at Waterworks Aquatics in Sierra Madre, Piano lessons at Sierra Madre Music, software class and gaming at UCode in La Cañada, then out to Rowland Heights so Cade and Ella could have a sleep over with their cousins at Poh poh and Gung gung’s house. So Yan and I had our nearly unprecedented – at least since we’ve had kids – second date night in the same weekend. We went to King Crawfish and stuffed ourselves on shrimp, crab legs, fries, corn on the cob, and a bucket of beers to wash it all down. Mmmmmmmmm.
Sunday morning started early, too. The brood of kids all went to dim sum with their poh poh and gung gung while Yan and I headed to Atwater Village to attend a development (or rather, anti-development) meeting regarding a proposed project along the LA River, adjacent to a rental property we own. Atwater Village is one of our absolute favorite little nooks in Los Angeles so we decided to have brunch there after the meeting. We went to Thank You For Coming where I had probably the best French toast I’ve ever had. Ever. Mmmmmmmmmm.
Then it was over to Koreatown to work on the triplex for the afternoon. Finally, we headed back to Rowland Heights to get Cade and Ella so they could celebrate their grandfather’s birthday with him. He requested Korean BBQ so rather than driving all the way back out to Koreatown we decided to meet my folks in Arcadia at Young Dong Garden – gotta love that name. We stuffed ourselves (Mmmmmmmmmmm) and then finally headed back home to Altadena where we called it a night and checked off another full weekend for the Garlett family. Whew!