Sunday, May 22, 2016


Weekend mornings are the best. 

(10 mins later they were trying to take each other's heads off.)

Saturday, May 21, 2016

High School Grad!

Today was kind of a nutso day. 

Sophia's graduation was the main event, and Liz went along with much of the family. The kids and I went to gymnastics, followed by Lila's birthday party at Fairyland, which was kind of unstructured, which kind of makes it difficult when I've got both kids. 

But we survived and made it to McCormock & Kuletos right on time for lunch. Which was beautiful- it could not have been a nicer day. But both kids (and I) were kind of worn out a bit by then and there was some of the requisite crankiness. Nothing we couldn't handle though! 

Friday, May 20, 2016

Giants vs. Rockies

I had to stand next to these dumb trophies, but at least we saw the Rockies score a record13 runs in an inning. 

First Daddy Daughter Dance

About a million little girls in an elementary school cafeteria hopped up on licorice, popcorn, & fruit punch. 

More fun than it sounds.

In all honesty, it was set up way cooler than I was anticipating. Lights, balloons, and a decent spread of apps. It was mostly the younger cohort of girls (though Camille, the 5th grade buddy made it), but they were having a blast. The conga line went for about a half an hour. 

At the end of the night, many of the girls got on stage to Macarena, Whip, & Nene- it was incredibly cute. 


Been another sick season- can't believe that we've been able to see this team play upclose. 

Vlad and I went to game 5 of the Semis, which started 15mins late because they presented Steph with the MVP trophy.  Game 5 also ended up being the closeout game, so it was a pretty good night. 


Beyonce puts on quite a show! The show creeped up on us, as we've been really busy since I got Liz the tix for Valentines Day. But we made all the arrangements for kid care and picked a casual (and delicious) ramen spot in San Jose. G & Reva ended up getting tix last minute, too. 

She announced that her favorite song from the Lemonade album is All Night, which is also the song I picked as my favorite, song. I'm cool and tasteful like that. 

Production was awesome and E-40 and Too Short warmed up the crowd. Sweet show, even if we did have to miss game 1 of Warriors vs. OKC (OKC won). 

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Dr. Mimi Ly!

Well, this was an awesome day!  For as long as I can remember, Mimi has been working toward being a pharmacist.  That probably had a lot to do with Dad, who always wanted one of his girls to be a pharmacist....  The amount of hard work, diligence and dedication can't be understated.  And she did it!

More pics here

Sunday, May 8, 2016


The bush went in May 1- hopefully we got the right variety this time!

Lovely Day for a Nature Walk

The kids both complained about the walk, and we didn't get too far, but they did enjoy the picnic and the tree climbing. 

Mothers Day 2016

Busy weekend, as so many are. Caleb's birthday party at the new Ly Concord house, mom staying here, as Mothers' Day brunch at our place. So many fun and funny moments. I'll memorialize this one here and try to post some more pics later.