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28Nov/062

So Adorable…

Jayden in August 2003 I was looking through some CDs that had my wedding photos and I found a photo with Jayden. He looks so adorable and so small and young (not that he's not still small and young) that I had to share with you guys.

 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

 
 





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27Nov/066

Thanksgiving 2006



The Thanksgiving menu this year consisted of:

  • turkey
  • 40 cloves cornish game hen
  • Peking style cornish game hen
  • sugar snap peas with bacon
  • Italian sausage stuffing
  • appetizers of cheese and crackers and Tostitos and salsa
  • glazed carrots
  • potato balls
  • roasted yams
  • pumpkin pie (store bought)
  • two bite brownies (also store bought)

Steve got the honor of cooking the main courses this year. He made the turkey and both cornish game hens. All were very delicious. I've never had a more juicy turkey. Dada said maybe next year we should make cornish game hens, two people for each cornish game hen. Could be interesting...

As usual, dinner at the Shams is always fun-filled. There are pictures of Perry hiding from when he was playing hide and seek with the kids. He draped Eric's coat over most of his body and blended in with the treadmill. Kaylee was given hints to look in the general direction of the treadmill and looked all around and even stood right in front of Perry but never noticed him. It was hilarious. Ben gave Jayden a cool hair style that we all loved. Jayden got hot and took off his shirt and unfortunately for me, I can fit a 7 year old's shirt. There were also games that involved Perry sitting in a chair while Kaylee spun him and Kaylee and Jayden both were on Henry's back while he spun them. I think Henry got more dizzy than the kids.

Dinner went back very quickly and I don't even think we finished half the food. Our eyes are always bigger than our stomachs. Dessert for the kids were the two bite brownies topped with whipped cream. The adults had pumpkin pie, topped with whipped cream too.

After dinner we played a round of Texas Hold 'Em. I am happy to say "the Beast" won. It was me versus Perry at the end. After that we got into a discussion about a You Tube video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4bDgO3_vRXQ&eurl=) that Steve had sent around. Steve tried to emulate the video, but we didn't have the right cups and it doesn't seem to be that easy to copy. That was followed by more sitting around, just talking and laughing and flying paper planes (courtesy of Steve). And a Sham family night would not be complete without the Sham brothers and their brotherly love. It was topped off my an arm wrestling match, unfortunately for Henry, Perry won.

I wonder what Christmas will have in store for us this year.





11Nov/064

American Museum of Natural History



The kids (Jayden and Kaylee) are up this weekend and we originally planned on going to the Liberty Science Center, but it is being renovated and they are open in another location, but I don't think every exhibit was open Henry and I went with the kids and Eric to the American Museum of Natural History. We caught three shows, Cosmic Collisions, Ride Around the World and the Butterfly Conservatory.

Cosmic Collisions is played in the Hayden Planetarium and narrated by Robert Redford. It's a space show that Jayden and Kaylee had seen once before but Jayden loved it so much, he wanted to see it again. After watching it, it made me worry about an asteroid coming to earth, but we supposedly have a plan in case that happens. The Hayden Planetarium is pretty cool, Eric wants it in his living room.

Ride Around the World is shown in the IMAX theater. It's about cowboys all around the world. Kaylee fell asleep and Jayden was very fidgety during the show. Other kids were fidgety too, the girl in front of me kept on standing up. I would not recommend it for kids.

The Butterfly Conservatory was not a show, but something that is like a greenhouse that is very warm with plants everywhere and butterflies flying around. One landed on my head and a guy had passed over a butterfly that was on his hand over to Kaylee's hand. We got lots of pictures of it.

We looked at the mammals exhibit as well as the dinosaurs. But there was so much that we missed. You really need a couple of days to go through the whole museum. And some parts of the museum was very warm while other parts were a little breezy, so bring a jacket.





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7Nov/062

knicks v. spurs

tonight, i went to my first ever basketball game. it was the knicks vs. the spurs at madison square garden. a friend of mine had gotten tickets from her company to go the game and sit in their box. she also had gotten extra tickets, last minute. but these seats were not in the box. instead, they were courtside. she offered me the courtside tix and i snatched them up. the game itself was not that great, but the seats were awesome. we were 4 rows away from the knicks!

first we had gone through the VIP section (no waiting to enter MSG). at first, since we didnt have box tickets, we didnt know if we would've been allowed. the guy scanned our tix, searched my bag, and then just let us go. so we get up to the company's box, and dropped off our things. there was a lounge area filled with appetizers and drinks for the "meet & greet" part of the show. the celebrity we were meeting was John Starks! john starks!!! how crazy! i had the hugest crush on him back in junior high. his posters were all over my room. right under the top bunk so he'd be the last thing i saw when i went to bed! (no, i didnt tell him that!). anyway, i got his autograph and took a picture with him. what a cutie! he's old, and not very tall but still cute.

well, the knicks lost, altho the 4th period was pretty interesting. anyway, here's a picture so you all can be jealous and hate me. :-)

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6Nov/061

Sham Family Dinner

The NY Sham's gathered for a dinner at the usual place on 45th Street in Brooklyn yesterday. We get there and tell them we need a table for six and the person there asks if we wanted to be seated together. It was the most bizarre question. Why wouldn't we be seated together? I understand sometimes they'll ask if you want to share a table (especially during dim sum hours), but if we're coming to dinner together, I think it would be obvious we'd want to sit together, especially since a party of six isn't that large that we would need to be split up.

We enjoyed the food there, but it was very very salty! We've never drank so much tea before.

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