Category: My Party – My Rules

[Party Planning] — Donald Duck & Anchor Theme

I’m the crazy mom that plans my kids party months in advance. Well – in this case – I designed these Donald Ducks & Anchors before Munchkin#2 was born. So almost a year in advance? When I think of something – I have to do it right away.

Recently – I just printed these and now in the process of cutting it all out. Some may think – why don’t I just purchase everything? To be honest – I love the DIY-ing part of everything. I love the designing, cutting, and all the jazz of putting it all together. It’s fun to me. I put a lot of time in my kids birthday party. It’s rewarding when others appreciate what I do. On the other hand – I did search to see if there were any Donald Duck decorations out there – there is barely any. Stay tune to see how I put everything together when it’s closer to date! Do you love DIYs too?

Have a BEAUTIFUL day!!!

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[Celebration] — Jayden’s 5th Birthday Party

Celebrated our son’s 5th birthday party on March.5th.2017, a Sunday afternoon. This was his third 5th birthday celebration. We are very grateful to celebrate his special day with all his little friends – thank god it was the last celebration till next year! I believe this party is his most looked forward for because it includes all his favorite little friends. We even got a helium tank to fill up over 12 medium size balloons this year. All the kids were so happy to bring one home too!

For the menu – I focused more on what the adults would love to eat because – let’s be honest – the kid wasn’t here for the food! They can careless of what they eat. They were here to play with each other and explore different toys. Most importantly the birthday song and cake cutting.

The older kids got to do an art & craft which lasted about 5 to 10 minute long. Yes – these crafty things gotta be fast because their patience is only so limited. There were about 12 kids total – including ours as well. I was so surprised that they played so nicely and quietly. No one was shouting or arguing. The Mama’s got to chill and catch up while the Daddys’ got to play video games!

All the kids were so excited about the Minion cake – it was deliciously made and bought from T&T Supermarket! Not too sweet or too creamy either. Definitely will be purchasing their birthday cakes from there from now on! Can’t believe our first born is 5 already! We love celebrating with these kids every year – it’s the same bunch of kids that grew up together and we add in a few new friends every year.

Look at these kiddos! I can’t wait to plan the next party!

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[Celebration] — Halloween Party 2016

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These two photos were taken a few days before Halloween. Look at my two cute pumpkins – I love them so much!

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This is the morning of Halloween where he wore his costume to school. It was his first Halloween at school and they had a dance in the morning. He never told me anything about it – I wondered how he enjoyed his first Halloween in school this year.

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Another year – another Halloween party for the kiddos. I had this party organized three weeks in advance. Since my girlfriends’ just moved to their new places – my place was open for it to celebrate Halloween.

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I decided to do a potluck kind of dinner instead of making everything. Just a lot easier for me & others. We had quite a lot of leftovers even with 6 kids, 3 babies, and 8 adults. Leftovers were perfect for next days’ lunch & dinner. Glad everyone took something home to eat!

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Party started around 4:30PM – kids started there dinner around 5ish. We started getting ready to head out at 6:30pm – by the time we got out – it was 7pm. Well just imagine getting 9 kids ready! It was a chore!

We trick or treat around 8-10 houses. Not a lot of houses were giving out candies but we really go for the experience for the kids. We trick or treated about 45 minutes and headed back to my place.

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Our first Halloween as Family of 4!

It was fun & exciting for the kids but hectic for the parents. Especially this year I have an 4 month old to take care of – I couldn’t spend too much time with my Munchkin#1. Overall the kids loved it! Till next year! Although a lot of work & cleaning up hosting a party but I wouldn’t want it any other way! I love hosting parties and seeing the kids have fun. How did you celebrate Halloween this year!? Comment below to share. Stay tune for more daily life updates & hauls – this blog is updated regularly at 12PM Eastern Time! Thanks for stopping by!

Have a FANTASTIC day!!!

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[Celebration] — Cayden’s 100 Day with Relatives

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Celebrated our son’s 100 day on October 8th 2016 – exactly 100 day old at King Dragon Cuisine with relatives. It was a small little celebration dinner for him. It’ll be his last celebration till his 1st birthday. Over the past 100 day was just amazing – I love being a mother – even though it can be frustrating at times but I wouldn’t have it any other way – I love my boys to the moon and back! There’s nothing as rewarding as being a mother. #MOTHERHOOD. I feel so blessed to have this family! It’s my forever blessing.

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Of course I captured a lot of photos for this special occasion. Glad relatives did some catching up and enjoy their dinner that night. It was a nice and delicious dinner.

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We had over 14 courses that night – I couldn’t take a picture of every dish but this is as good as it gets. I ordered ‘red eggs’ on the side for this celebration. I think ‘red eggs’ for Chinese means good luck. I’m not 100% sure of the meaning but oh wells. We were all stuffed to the max after 6-7 courses and had to pack 1/4 of the food home. They sure did serve huge portions here! Overall a relaxing dinner with not much planning to it. I gave out candles as a party favor or you can call it a Thank You gift for coming. Thanks for dropping by – stay tune for more daily updates! See you soon

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[Celebration] — Cayden’s 1 Month Kerropi Party

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Celebrated my son’s 1 month birthday on August 14th 2016 – he was a little more than a month old by than. Above was the party food I prepared for around 25-30 people. For more details about the theme and food – check out this link here.

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Friends playing diaper game and chubby bunny here. I made the diaper game a little harder this time with the not so well known chocolates – I did have about 4-5 winners! They must know their chocolates! I had the honor of playing chubby bunny for the first time too! LOL – it was fun and disgusting at the same time!

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Here’s our friends playing the cotton challenge game and fitbit (I think that’s what it’s called?). The cotton challenge game is really fun! I love how you get blind folded and you have no idea if you are scooping cottons or not!

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Here’s myself and my Munchkin#2! We didn’t intend to have two outfit changes but he did wet his first outfit – so the froggy outfit was perfect for the Kerropi theme!

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Finally a perfect family picture! I LOVE LOVE LOVE pictures and especially family pictures! For sure I’ll be developing a few of these to put it around the home and photo albums! I love my family!

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Here’s a little collage I made! Thank you all for coming out to spend time with this little Munchkin – he sure did feel spoil by your love and time! The backdrop I made was perfect!

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Thank you for bringing gifts!

By the time this post goes live – Munchkin#2 will be almost two months old. I miss the time when he was kicking in my belly, hiccuping in my belly, and just moving nonstop in my belly! Only mothers will understand and miss those! Stay tune for more daily updates – this blog is updated regularly at 12PM Eastern Time! Thanks for hopping by!

Have a GORGEOUS day!!!

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[Baby] — Pregnancy Reveal Idea

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This was a much anticipated even for us – I mean keeping a secret for three months is not easy! We announced our second pregnancy on January 24th 2016, Saturday at our house warming party. That’s the best time to announce it without being suspicious!

I didn’t really go on the net and search for ideas. I was thinking the best way to surprise everyone. So I thought that I’ll print out about 20 copies of the ultrasound. Put it in individual envelopes and write a question mark on the envelope. Lol during the day – I just told people we are having a lucky draw instead of a surprise because it’ll be too obvious. Although my belly wasn’t showing yet – I looked extremely tired.

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By the time everyone showed up – I just said that we are having a lucky draw – there might be cash prizes LOL. Said that just for fun – took a group photo before everyone opened the envelope.

SURPRISE! Yes – most people were shocked! Not much people were expecting us to have baby #2 soon because when they ask us – we usually say not too soon. That’s my little fun idea of sharing our blessing. How did you share and surprise your families and friends? Comment below to share! Stay tune for more daily adventures and hauls – this blog is updated regularly at 12PM Eastern Time! Thanks for hopping by! 

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[Celebration] — Jayden’s 4th Birthday Party • Mickey Mouse Theme Party

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I prepped these Mickey Mouse decorations half a year ago and Thank God I did! Because I wouldn’t and couldn’t do much during these few months with morning sickness! That is why I always think and plan ahead!

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Everything turned out perfect! He loved it and enjoyed it with his little friends. This year we opted to just invite the little kids instead of mommy and daddy’s’ friends. It’s just hard to accompany so many people. We just want to focus on the little kids.

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Note to self: Way too much food this time! For sure next year I’ll do better.

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I had a little arts and crafts project that some kids enjoy. It’s to decorate Mickey Mouse head bands with stickers. Mostly the girls loved it while most of the boys don’t care for it. Hahaha.

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Another fun party! Next year Munchkin will be picking his own themes because he’ll have an opinion about it. I’ll start planning it during the summer before the baby arrives. I’m not sure how busy I’ll get when the baby is here. Always great to plan in advance right? I LOVE theme parties! It’s so much fun! If you’re wondering – I DIY mostly everything myself. Except for the table cloth and Mickey mouse plates. A lot of time spent but it’s what I love to do!

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[Events Planning] — DIY Mickey Mouse Party Decorations • Affordable & Fun

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Munchkins’ birthday is coming up and I’ve been prepping very early since last summer. I plan my parties and decorations early to avoid any unnecessarily stress when the date is closer. I made new invitations because the old ones just didn’t work out – I had to change a lot of things – so mind as well design new ones to save some time. You can check out my other version of invitation HERE. I made these two years ago because the theme was suppose to be Mickey Mouse on his third birthday but since he loved Thomas & Friends so much – I changed it last minute and wanted to save the old invitations for this year. It didn’t work out but oh wells.

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Here’s his birthday banner and I love them – it turned out pretty good! I can’t wait to hang it up and take lots of pictures with the kids. The picture on the right is just stickers for the invitation envelopes. I’m very attention in details!

It didn’t take too long for me to have all this design on the computer, have it printed out, and cut & paste. I love projects like this and I can’t wait to plan his next birthday. This will probably be the last birthday theme I’ll decide for him – I’m sure after four – he’ll have an opinion of his own and knows what he wants. Do you plan parties yourself? Any tips to share? Comment below! Stay tune for more DIY fun & hauls – this blog is updated regularly at 12PM Eastern Time! Thanks for dropping by!

Have a GRATEFUL day!!!

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[Events Planning] — Mickey Mouse 4th Birthday Preparation

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I’m the crazy mother that plans her son’s 4th birthday event almost 7 months early. If you follow my blog – I plan everything early! Its only August and August is the most free-est month of the year. I try to squeeze most projects and to-dos in during this month. I like to spread my yearly to do out so I never get stress out.

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My son’s birthday is in March but being early in the year that we are moving and settling in our new place – planning makes it impossible. Since I have time now – why not prep it now right? I’m just planning early to avoid the stress.

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His fourth birthday and I can’t even believe it! He’s turning 4? What? Yes! I got to accept the fact he isn’t no baby or toddler anymore! This will probably be my last year picking out a theme. He gets all the rights to decide on his themes for all his birthdays onwards and all I got to do is design, cut, and plan it out.

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Event planning is just oh-so-therapeutic to me. It’s fun and enjoyable and I love every bit of it. This year is supposed to be Mickey Mouse but since he was so in love with Thomas and Friends – I switched it out last minute. Mickey Mouse will be next year.

Are you a big fat planner like I am? Share some tips and tricks with me below! I love learning new things! Stay tune for more updates with daily life and event planning’s – this blog is updated regularly at 12PM Eastern Time! Thanks for hopping by!

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[Life Story][Celebration] — Jayden’s 3rd Birthday Party – Thomas & Friends theme

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Celebrated our son’s third birthday early this week – we celebrated 7 days early so we could spend the day with him and just enjoy a stress free day spending family time. Every year I do the same because I’m greedy and I just want to enjoy my loving family.

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I started planning his birthday early last year! Yes I am crazy but I cannot help it! It was suppose to be a Mickey Mouse theme this year but since my son is so in love with Thomas & Friends – I changed the theme. It looks like a lot of prep work but I enjoyed every bit of it. I design, print, cut, and planned everything on my own! I just love it! The process of planning is too much fun for me – you can read my Thomas and Friends party planning process HERE. I document everything!

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A lot of prep work, set up, and cleaning up to do but I won’t have it any other way! He only turns three once and I will do it every year till he tells me he no longer wants a birthday party. Got to thank my stepsister for helping I set up! One thing I know missing is some Creative Costumes – for sure I’ll be picking out some for his next birthday!

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Every party I plan – there’s only one reason to it – it’s to have fun, create memories, and capture them. We live once – so I try to make it as memorable as possible! My son was such a shy bug on his birthday – he wouldn’t even face the camera when taking photos! Got to thank our friend, Clement for the amazing photos! These photos mean the world to me!

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Can’t believe he’s three! The big THREE! It tears me up every year – he’s another year older and another year wiser or shall I say another year naughtier? Lol. It’s a life time of blessing being his parents. We want to thank all his aunties, uncles, and little friends for all the love and care – he’s truly a spoil bum. Thanks for being in our life and bringing joy and happiness! We are truly blessed to have amazing people in our lives! Stay tune for more daily blog posts – this blog is updated every single day at 12PM Eastern Time!

Have a BLISSFUL day!!!

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[Event Planning] — Thomas The Tank Engine Party Theme :: DIY Birthday Invitations & Loot Bags & Dessert Stands

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Thomas the Tank Engine theme is originally not what I have planned for my son’s third birthday – if you follow my blog you would know that it was suppose to be Mickey Mouse this year but with his Thomas obsession – I had to switch it. Not that he asked for it but I like to see his excitement.

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So far – Mostly everything is organized and planned out. I plan things months in advance to avoid any kind of stress.

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I started off with the invitation cards. I made twenty-five of them. It wasn’t difficult. All I did was find a photo of Thomas on the internet. Copy it and paste it. Then add in the information. Measure, print, cut, and tape.

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Next on the list was favor bags. I designed the favor “Thank You” tags. Measure, print, cut, and tape. Made twenty of these.

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I added lollipops, chip bag, life savers, and fruity chocolates. I wanted to fit in two bags of trips but no room.

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I originally wanted to tie a blue ribbon to close the bag with. Hence that’s why there’s holes in on the top of the bags. But since these loot bags rips easily – I decided not to. Instead just stable it. Super fun to make these favor bags!

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Then I worked on the dessert labels. Since I decided on the Thomas theme – the main two colors will be lime green and a sky blue color. I designed, measure, print, cut, and pasted on a tooth picks. I’m thinking of getting cupcakes and other types of desserts where I can stick these dessert stands on.

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Banner was next on the list. How can I host a party without a banner right? It’s so much fun and excitement for me to customize and design my own banners to the way I like. It’s a little more work than buying but really worth it! Party planning to me is all about the DIY process!

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Last but not least – back drop! Super important because I’m crazy about pictures! I take millions of pictures a year and they are all very important to me. So every of my sons’ birthday parties – I make sure there’s a photo area.

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Here’s really a rough draft of everything. Stay tune for the final stage which is the actual setting up for the party. I think the Mickey Mouse theme will have to be next year – since I did have half the things prepared!

Are you a party planning? What do you enjoy the most planning a party? Comment below to share. Meanwhile – come back again. This blog is updated every single day at 12PM Eastern Time!

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[Life Story][Celebration] — Christmas With Families & Relatives

It was a CRAZY busy Christmas day for the Cheung household but I wouldn’t change it for the world. It’s truly a blessing getting to spend time with both sides of the family. I’m grateful and blessed for that.

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We started the day waking up around 10:30AM and picked up food from City Hollywood Café to bring over to my Stepmoms’ place for Christmas luncheon. Spent two hours there and Munchkin was wearing his Santa costume all day long. Took some photos and that was it.

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Headed home around 2:00PM to start preparing for Christmas dinner with the relatives and in-laws. I made Alfredo Tuna and Spinach Pasta & Mashed potatoes. Took about two hours to prepare.

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In between – Munchkins’ Godfather came for a visit. Love how he squeezes in time out of his busy schedule for us.

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An amazing dinner plus time spent with relatives and in-laws. I love having people over for such festive occasions.

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Munchkin celebrated his third Christmas with families this year. He even opened his own presents with the help of daddy. I can’t believe how fast time is flying by and soon he’ll be three years old! I thank God and my mother from above every day for this life. This is yet another amazing Christmas we had. May this year be the same as 2014 or even better. Wished you all had an amazing Christmas! This will end my Christmas posts. Stay tune for my daily blog posts – this blog is updated every single day at 12PM Eastern Time!

Have an AMAZING day!!!

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[Life Story][Celebration] — New Years Eve 2014 Party & Countdown

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Hosted our annual count down again this year. We enjoyed this day a lot with our friends and the memories captured is the most important part. I can’t believe this is the fifth year hosting countdown at our place! I can’t be more grateful having these wonderful, positive, and honest people in our lives. It’s a blessing to us.

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I remember 2014 started off a little rocky due to family issues. But throughout the year was amazing! Thank you God and my mother from above for this blissful life they given me and my family. Let’s hope 2015 is as amazing! There is a lot to accomplish this year and I am already looking forward to crossing off the resolutions!

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Munchkin even stayed up with us to countdown! He was exhausted and slept right away after the countdown! We are blessed to have a happy and healthy toddler.

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How did you celebrate New Year’s Eve? Comment below to share! Meanwhile stay tune for more daily blog posts – this blog is updated every single day at 12PM Eastern Time! Thanks for dropping by! May you have an amazing year up ahead!

Have a BLESSFUL year!!!

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[Life Story][Hobby] — Preparing For Upcoming Christmas 2014 Parties

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Just organizing for a couple of parties before the end of the year. It’s a busy season and I like to have things plan in advance to avoid any type of stress. So far – with my planning – it’s going pretty good. The next almost four weeks is going to be busy with different birthday celebrations, festive Christmas parties, Christmas activities and day to day life. It’ll be crazy but enjoyable for sure. Have you had your December planned out yet? Comment below to share. Stay tune for more daily blog posts – this blog is updated every single day at 12PM Eastern Time!

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[Life Story][Celebration] — My 26th Celebration [Part2 & 3]

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Celebrated my second part of my birthday with two girlfriends of mine on November 16th and it was just something simple. Simplicity to me is the key! I like things simple :). We tried a new Japanese fusion restaurant and it was quite unique because the sushi rice was mixed with purple and black rice. That was a first! We dined at Tsuki Izakaya and I’ll be writing a thorough review on that restaurant soon – stay tune for that!

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Such an enjoyable two hour dinner – just catching up since our life is so busy with families, other halves, friends, work, school, and other commitments in life. It’s hard to find time to get together but we try our best for once a month. Can’t wait to see them next month! Get ready for part 3 of my birthday celebration with my in-laws below!

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Celebrated my third celebration with my in-laws at Fracticilli’s Authentic Italian Restaurant. I totally forgot to take a family photo with them this year. I was quite busy trying to enjoy the food and feed my two and a half year old at the same time. But overall quite a dark restaurant! I’ll be doing a thorough review about this restaurant soon – stay tune for that. This blog is updated every single day at 12PM Eastern Time – feel free to drop by soon.

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Have a WOBDERFUL day!!!

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