Sunday, October 27, 2013

Family, Food and Football: Japanese Edition

Well, you can't win when you have 2 missed field goals, 2 turnovers in the red zone and a 93 yard run back for a TD. Seriously, Suisham, you make just ONE of those "chip" shots and we had a tied game...
Kinda fitting that our nickname for the last couple years, of the player who blew it today, is "Sushi".
Ahhhhh but I digress from my losing rant... that's why we are focusing on the food this year - but seriously STEELERS. Do you know how hard it is to live and work in the Bay Area??? With BOTH 49er AND Raider fans??? Ugh...ok now I'm done.

Sushi from Sushi Confidential in Downtown Campbell

Udon noodle and mushroom soup

Green tea cakes. Heavier yet more fresh than we expected.

Japanese cheese puffs. Just as gross as US cheese puffs. Real Karl cheese FLAVOR. (Whatever that means)

Beers of Japan. For anyone wondering, Sapporo was just too obvious.

My Steeler mermaid.

Compromise. She gets to wear her "Ariel Tail" if she sports some Steeler pride.

No pics of the kids together because they were off doing their own thing. I commented to Gabriella and Ayla that I thought they were very good girls today... Gabriella said, yes they were but they were SO BORED.

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Sunday, October 20, 2013

Family, Food and Football: Polish edition

Kielbasa, sauerkraut, potato pancakes and pierogi.
Of course Kenny also found Polish beer to complete the feast - Actually the Steeler Win completed the day!!

Cabbage and apple slaw.

Next week: Japanese food.

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Sunday, October 13, 2013

Family, Food and Football: Chinese Edition

A couple years ago, the title would have been football, family and food... But, this year, to take our minds off the miserable Steeler season, we decided to focus on the positives like spending time with family, letting the cousins play, laugh, cry, repeat AND exploring different cuisines of the world. We will explore a different one each Sunday this season.

This week was Chinese.
Dim sum, crullers, Mu Shu and Tsing Tao. Yum. It was a success and the Steelers actually won!

Heidi had learned how to make Dim Sum when they lived in Singapore.

It's never a complete cousin visit without Princess dress up time...

Gavin too...

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Friday, October 4, 2013

Tech Museum

Bob's dad and Nancy visited so we hopped on the light rail outside of Ayla's daycare and headed to DT San Jose to tour the Tech Museum...

Ayla got to build a robot, and dress it (the most important part)

Connecting her inputs and outputs

Dancing in front of heat camera

Interactive dance floor - this was pretty cool

Programmed a computer to spell her name...

YouTube Video

Adding to her robot

YouTube Video

Earthquake simulator of actual earthquakes in history

YouTube Video

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