Wednesday, May 31, 2006
Ok, I didn't think I would get into watching CNTM but it's quite interesting to watch the Canadian girls strut their stuff and having FIVE of the 10 girls from BC! Plus Jay Manuel was on the show to give it a send off and he was the guest judge. I love HIM, he has such a great personality and such coolness about him....
Monday, May 29, 2006
Saturday, May 27, 2006
Friday, May 26, 2006
After showing Kaitlyn off to the office, we headed over to the Vancouver Art Gallery for lunch. A cafeteria setting with an outdoor patio which is really nice. I will have to suggest this place for lunch the next time I head out witht the girls. They served some good paninis! Mmmmm... paninis.....
These are just a few of my fave. photos from today but for all the cute photos, click HERE.
Tuesday, May 23, 2006
"In the early 1970s, Vancouver Specials began sprouting like dandelions in the city's residential quarters. Designed for maximum floor space on a long and narrow footprint, its affordability and build-by-numbers construction made the Special the house of choice for legions of newcomers to Vancouver. But with its low-sloped roof, boring façade and cheap materials, it was soon considered an architectural eyesore."
From this to WOW, this.
Monday, May 22, 2006
Today is my Grandma's
More Birthday Photos.
Sunday, May 21, 2006
What a Gem! I have heard many great things about this place and we finally got a chance to go. Mom, Grams, Auntie Ingrid, Kay and I headed over there for dinner tonight. Amazing dishes, we had to try a little bit of everything.
- Beef Palak Dosa - beef and spinach rolled into a very thin crepe served with coconut chutney (which was sooooo delicious!) and sambar
- Lamb Biryani - lamb in a fried rice but very spicy, not like Chinese Fried Rice (I didn't like this one because I don't like lamb)
- Prawn Devil - a Malaysian influenced dish, prawns coated in a spicy batter fried with veggies in a sauce (like a stew without the liquid...)
- Chicken Curry - this one is going to hit my fave. list because it was so yummy! just the right amount of spices and served with roti, rice and salad.
Saturday, May 20, 2006
Friday, May 19, 2006
After the movie, we headed over to Ayden Gallery because as we passed by the storefront (on our way to the theatre), there was a sign "Sale 70% off". Uh NO WAY, how could I resist? AaaaHA, I did... sorta... there were a few items on the rack which I immediately fell in love with and really really wanted to buy them (at such ridiculous prices, how could I resist?) but I chose this one out of the three because I had already done some shopping on Robson earlier (on my lunch break) for myself and for Kay. It was still an early night so we decided to hit the Richmond Night Market. By the time we found parking and walked over there, we only had about an hour to walk through the market. Pretty much the same sorta tables they have every year. Didn't buy anything oh except a cute journal for myself. The crowd wasn't too bad even though Jas thought it was super busy. I explained in the summer months, you can barely walk through the nightmarket, it's a sea of people. We just HAD to pick up some "dragon beard candy" and there was a huge line up, we had to wait 20 minutes for it but well worth every minute. Mmmmmm.... candy and crushed peanuts..... it was really entertaining to watch the guy make the candy, Jas was mesmerized, I wish I had my camera to catch what this guy had to do to make this yummy stuff.
Thursday, May 18, 2006
Wednesday, May 17, 2006
PS Did I mention Kay has started to wear make up? Yep she has. I have been teaching her how to place eyeliner on her eyes so now she can do it herself. I don't really like the blue eyeliner but it looks pretty good on Kay (she's got a lot of blues and gray colours in her wardrobe). *sigh* she's not a little girl anymore....
I am thinking about selling some of my items on eBay, maybe I can make a little back from all the $$ I spent on clothes and shoes! ;-)
Tuesday, May 16, 2006
Monday, May 15, 2006
Kay and I went to see Erin's baby girl and she is adorable! Erin & Geoff look so happy and are such great parents. There is a lot of love in the air. And their home is beautiful. I have never been inside and got a lovely little tour, it's been decorated and painted and renovated by them and it's absolutely BEAUTIFUL. I wish I had remembered my camera. Darn! Next time. On another note, I really miss having Erin around, it's not the same without her and her smile and positive attitude. But I can see she is getting quite comfortable with her time off and def. enjoying her mat leave :) I cannot believe I forgot my camera, yes I know, ME the one who carries her camera everywhere, but on my next visit, which I hope will be soon, I will be sure to have my camera ready for photos! After visiting baby Kaitlyn, Kay and I headed home to relax, it was very sunny and hot outside. We were planning on going biking but it was much too hot. We decided to stay at home for a bit to catch up on some stuff, make some crafts, and let the afternoon cool down before we went out. And we had a late lunch which meant we couldn't bike right afterwards anyways. Headed out around 5.45(ish)pm and biked for an hour or so (stopping at MEC and Best Buy) in our neighborhood. On our way home, we stopped off at Shiro (Japanese restaurant) to take out dinner. Kay ordered her usual, Beef Donburi (beef on rice) and I have been craving Katsudon (deep fried pork with egg on rice) for over a week now so that is what I ordered. Plus a side of salmon / hokkigai sashimi. Yummy!
Sunday, May 14 - Momma's Day!
This morning, I made waffles (from scratch) for breakfast as a Mother's Day Breakfast for myself. I woke up 45 minutes before Kay and I didn't want to wake her up. I decided to make my own breakfast instead of waiting for her besides I would probably starve if I waited. Last week in the paper, I found a waffle recipe and I have been waiting to try it. It turned out really really yummy (except for the first couple of waffles, trying to figure out how much to put in my waffle maker) and the recipe included a strawberry and whipped topping sauce. Mmmmm...yum! I should have taken photos but I devoured them to quickly, next time! Kay finally woke up and looked at me with her sleepy eyes and said, Mom shouldn't I be making those for you? Hehehe... I said probably but I couldn't wake you up and I was hungry so maybe next time. She gave me a homemade Mother's Day Card with a coupon inside good for one free mocha! Nice :) After breakfast, we cleaned up and lounged on the couch catching up on pretaped TV shows. Around noon, Kay and I headed over to my Mom's for lunch. Kay had a ton of homework to do (or the excuse of it so she wouldn't have to come out with Grandma and I) so she ended up staying at my Mom's house while we went out to do some errands. After running errands, we (Mom, Grandma, Kay and I) headed over to the Korean BBQ house on Kingsway for dinner. Thank goodness for reservations because they were PACKED. Def. worth the wait though, it was soooo yummy! I love BBQ esp. Korean BBQ. Not so hot on the kimchee though, pickled veggies or whatever it is, er ... no thanks. Finishing off dinner early (earlier then our usual time), we headed back to Mom's and I helped my Grandma prune her rose bushes because she hadn't prune them in a couple of years. My Grandma doesn't have the strength as she once had so she hadn't pruned her roses in a very long time and the branches are getting quite thick. Boy, what a work out I had! The stalks were so thick that I had to use a mini saw to trim them off. But it made my Grandma really happy to have them pruned down so it was my gift to her for Grandma's Day :)
Now I have to think of something for her birthday....coming up this long weekend. Hmm....
Thursday, May 11, 2006
Us Girls... we are going to miss her! Chantal & Jana started at the same time....
A gift from all of us.... a company pen and thermos (can't let her forget where she came from!) AND a $75.00 gift certificate to Metrotown! (we know she likes her shopping)
Chantal & Franco (he missed out on lunch which is not like him, he attends any party that involves food!)
A great shot of our office funny man, Ken-eeee :)
Sunday, May 07, 2006
See photos for party fun.
More Birthday Photos HERE.
Saturday, May 06, 2006
*For more photos, see the next couple of posts. Blogger didn't allow me to post all the photos in one post.*
Our Dinners - Wow HUGE ribs
Chowing down on our yummy ribs! Check out Kay, she's eating her ribs with her little fingers, very politely!
Wow, these are HER ribs, it's only half a slab!
She finished half of them :) Big Girl now...
The waitress gave Kay a slice of ice cream cake because she found out it was Kay's birthday. Well she didn't accidentally found out, Kay announced it to everyone and anyone who was listening to her.
How time flies by...
Birthday lunch with Jasmine and Vince at Cactus Club by Metrotown Centre. This is where she wanted to have her birthday lunch. Jasmine came out with her birthday gifts and Kay really liked them. She got her very own MAC lipglass in a neutral colour and a silver heart pendant. I know I wasn't going to buy her anything but I could not help but to pick up this cute little Guess purse for her. It's so cute! Looks like a D&G but it's not! Very adorable and suits her quite well. After lunch, Kay and I headed over to Metrotown to check out the Dollar Store for her loot bags (yes I know how last minute but it's been a crazy and hectic week). The Dollar Store at Metro is closing down for renos so they had nothing in the store. We wandered around the mall for a little bit, I picked up two very cute tops from Mimi McQueen (each top under $15.00!!), I am loving this store. They carry a nice collection of clothes from LA. After wandering around for a little while, we realized we really needed to get going because we had dinner plans with Dad. Leaving the mall, we headed over to the Huge Dollar Store on Fraser street. We were able to pick up some really cool loot bag items for her friends. After the shopping, we headed home to rest and start the loot bags. We didn't get a chance to finish them because we had to meet Grandpa & family at Dem Bones for dinner.
Friday, May 05, 2006
Opening gift, very excited....
Oh wait is that a PSP? Noooo, he had her present in the box (she had to give him the box back)
Very happy with her gift as you can see from the HUGE SMILE on her face. Mario Kart DS, just what she wanted.
The Game that she will be religiously playing for the next three months....
She also received a Future Shop gift card from R & M. How cool is that? She is very excited as she still has some money left on her last Future Shop gift card. Tomorrow after her party on Sunday, we are going to head over to the store so she can pick up some stuff. She is SO LUCKY. :)