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Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial Day weekend was great. Let's keep you guys updated with what went on. Started with a great "Summer Friday", which meant that I could leave work at 3pm on Friday. Jetted to Port Authority, where Steve & I took the bus to PA. Dada and her children picked us up, and brought us back to their abode. The next day, we went to the MayFair Festival, which was similar to the festival in Little Italy, but had more things to do. Everything cost money, except for the live entertainment, which was scattered around. They had soul music in one area, rock in another, and old people music in another. We ended up walking around and dogging a 5+ lb bag of kettle corn, and doing the paddle boat activity. As you can see from the picture, the kids were treated like royalty... or something like that...

On Sunday, we went to Hershey Park. It was a beautiful day to go. The place was nice, crowded, and very overpriced. We all had a fantastic time. Dada went on her first rollercoaster, called StormRider or StormRunner. It was a 15 second ride, but it was a good one. I don't have any pictures of that, but it wasn't as bad as she thought it'd be. The lines for rides were ridiculous. A water ride Kaylee & I were waiting for ended up having over an hour wait, and by the time we got to the top, it was broken. We ended up skipping people on another water ride. The kids went on a good amount of rides, although I'm sure they wouldn't have minded more. It was mainly a kids place, although Eric & Steve went on a rollercoaster too.

Afterwards, we had a tour of the Chocolate Factory. It was cool. Not as great as I thought it'd be. But then again, I was picturing Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory. Suffice to say, we only went because it was free. The free chocolate they gave out at the end was pathetic, and their gift shop was very expensive. In my opinion, there's no point to go again. It's nothing special. The Chocolate Factory is separate from the amusement park. But all in all, it was a cool place and we had a great time.

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Jayden’s First Loose Tooth

On April 29, Jayden lost his first tooth. My little nephew is growing up.

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Thanks, Dai-Soh!

For my first blog, I would like to thank Oda for dedicating a portion of her life to the Shams (and the website, too). We are a needy bunch. Attention grabbers, the lot of us. It is quite obvious from the incriminating photos she has [of us], which I hope she will never publish. We owe her much for, not only, hiding these crazy photos but for not divulging any of the secrets from the family vault, in which there are many. Thanks, Oda, for not exploiting us and keeping up the front of a normal family. We love you!

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Happy Birthday Ben!

Ben's Birthday

We had a huge hot pot dinner that included marinated flank steak, fish balls, tofu, roast pork and shrimp and ended it with a mango cake for Ben's birthday. We were supposed to follow it with a few rounds of Texas Hold 'Em, but someone forgot the poker chips, so we resorted to playing high-low for flicks. I actually got flicked four times. Henry, fearing I may get brain damage, stopped the game. We tried to play Life, but all the money was missing. We also got a pic of the three metal mouths with glasses (though one does not really have glasses). What dweebs!

Ben's Birthday
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Jayden’s First Soccer Game for 2006

Jayden's Soccer Game

Ben and I were up in PA celebrating Ben's birthday a week early at the spa. We also caught Jayden's first soccer game for 2006. I took a bunch of pictures and video for Henry since he missed out on it all. Jayden is of course #8.

Jayden's Soccer Game

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