We've had quite a weekend! On Saturday we went to a 1st Year Birthday party thrown by my childhood buddy, Diane and her husband, Dave for their first granddaughter.
We knew this was going to be an amazing party and it definitely was! First year parties are very important in Hawaii. Since we were on the mainland when our kids reached their milestone, Tiffany and Jonathan just had a tiny cake with their grandparents to mark the occasion.
This adorable Lady Bug themed luncheon party was at the Hee Hing Restaurant near Waikiki at 449 Kapahulu Avenue.
I just loved the Peking Duck! Yummmmm! The little favors had cookies frosted with the number 1.
I was getting pleasantly stuffed with all the baus and dim sum when the rest of the dishes started arriving. I was not hungry when dinner time rolled around.
Here I am with Diane and Joanne (another childhood friend) with her husband in the back holding the table decorations that Diane gave us. I just loved the Gerbera daisies in the colorful pails. KC loved seeing the balloons when we spoke to her on Skype at home.
Sunday was the time to celebrate my Uncle Toshi's 91st birthday in Chinatown at the Empress Restaurant. My cousins, Ellen, David and Larry had planned a spectacular suprise party for their dad.
That's my uncle above with the kukui nut lei opening a musical card we gave him. And here are the three sisters together.
I haven't had Peking Duck in years and now I've had it twice in one weekend. Mmmmmm... yum! Aside from the duck, a chicken and noodle dish, everything else was different and scrumptious. Wow! We ate even more. Both Art and my eye brows went up to see how much my mother ate.
Ellen, David and Larry presented their aunts with these orchid plants even though they insisted our presence was all the presents my uncle would want.
My brother, Dennis and I recorded the occasion so we'll be sure to make that our present to our sweet uncle who served as a translator for the U.S. Army during WWII. He is a very modest, independent and learned man who always showed his nieces and nephews love and kindness throughout the years. We were so happy to be able to celebrate this day with him.
Hmmm... I wonder what next weekend will be like...