Nanay’s Birthday (Great Grandmother)


I definitely want to greet my grandmother (Ryu’s great grandmother) a HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!! Actually her birthday landed on a Friday evening and she pretty much just wanted a bunch of her church friends to come over our apartment and have a little get together. She wasn’t expecting much really nor did she want much, but to just spend time with her family and close friends. It was actually not bad having a good group of around 20 people over with tons of food and company. Honestly, I didn’t really do much gathering, I ate and then headed for our room. I know I’m probably a party pooper, but I was tired and well it was just getting way too loud for me.

They all absolutely loved Ryu! I’m glad they did because Ryu was literally everywhere trying to talk to everyone (well mostly babble) and just be his sweet, wholesome self. When I was younger I thought to myself I hope that one day I’ll have children while my grandparents are still around. I pray to God everyday for their health, safety, and just for them in general. They’ve been a really big part of my life and I couldn’t ask for better grandparents.  I also want them actively involved in Ryu’s life. They’ve always been involved in my childhood they practically raised me and took care of me which is why I dearly love them. They’re also very good with children and well I trust Ryu with them with all my heart. It’s funny because when Ryu was born and had a couple minor complications they would teach me how to deal with the situation the old school way.

So once again I wanted to greet my grandmother a happy 79th birthday. I’m very thankful for having the family I have in my life. They’re very supportive of me having Ryu at such a young age. I’m fortunate because a lot of parents and grandparents can be difficult in accepting their children or grandchildren having kids at such a young age. They’ve been very supportive since day one and I won’t lie at times they can get difficult and get on my case, but I know it’s because they care about me. I’m also glad that they absolutely love Ryu like no tomorrow. I hope that Ryu gets to truly experience them and their love (understanding who they are really) when he’s much older. I hope that they live long enough to see Ryu really grow up. They’re seriously such a big part of my life and I’d love for them to be a big part of Ryu’s as well. I know Ryu loves them even if he can’t say it just yet.

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Ryu’s 1st Birthday


Ryu’s birthday lands on July 28. However, we decided to go on and celebrate his birthday on 2 occasions. We opted to have his birthday dinner at our favorite Pho place with close friends and family. We then decided to throw him his 1st birthday party at the same park I had my baby shower at (Lake Balboa Park).

At the pho place Ryu had pho broth and vegetables from his dad’s chicken fried rice. What I absolutely love about Ryu is that he’s not much of a picky eater. You can sort of let him try anything and he’ll try it and eat it. I mean of course there are some things he doesn’t enjoy eating, but for a kid at his age I’m glad that’s he’s not super picky.

I still need to upload the rest of the pictures. I thought that I had uploaded them on to FB, but I guess I haven’t done so. Honestly, I also realized that not all my images are watermarked, but that’s cause I just upload them on to FB. Btw, thanks to all our friends who showed up to Ryu’s birthday dinner last minute. It probably wasn’t the best dinner, but he was having an actual birthday party so this was just for something we can enjoy as a family.

Baby Shower


I had the greatest baby shower ever! I honestly didn’t expect so many people to come, but I’m sure glad that they did. I got to fully enjoy my pregnancy on this day and having family and friends to join on the festivities with me makes it much better. I had to wake up bright and early with my mom to set up camp since we were unfortunate about reserving a bungalow. It was alright though didn’t bother me so much. However, my mom was sort of irritated because she was trying to be on time with all the cooking and preparations and well she was still running extremely late. I couldn’t thank my family enough for throwing me such a great baby shower! Being 8 mo. pregnant was really not the deal for having a baby shower out in the heat, but like  trooper I decided to just go with it anyway.

Here are a couple pictures from the shower. I’ve got tons of pictures, but I’m only posting a few just cause I’m way too lazy to put the rest of them up in any type of album.

Cake my grandmother got us, lol she put Romy instead of ROMEO

Mommy and Daddy

I had a great baby shower. My mom threw all these games that they won little prizes here and there. I also wanted to thank all my friends and family for the wonderful gifts that they gave us including the money we received. It honestly will help us a lot get prepped for Ryu’s arrival. It’s been a blessing having our friends and family support Romeo and I through all of this. We couldn’t ask for better people in our lives.