Thursday, December 31, 2009

first taste of Taiwanese beef and noodles

We are in the Orlando area visiting Kevin's family for Christmas. Tuesday was our first Hannahversary, and we spent it together with family. We dined at a dinosaur themed restaurant called T-Rex at Downtown Disney that is a lot like Rainforest Cafe. Hannah was pretty overstimulated and looked around the whole time, but wasn't afraid of the dinosaurs. I walked her around to visit some of the dinosaurs. We watched some preteen girls petting a baby animated brontosaurus. I asked if she'd like to pet him. Hannah stretched our her arm and was ready to touch him, but pulled back and buried her head in my neck. Think she changed her mind. I asked if she'd like to see more dinosaurs, and she enthusiastically said "more" with a big nod. We visited several more dinosaurs, always with requests for "more."

Today we went to Sun Pearl Bakery, a Taiwanese Bakery in Orlando. I read reviews online that they had great noodles. I had beef, Kevin pork, and we both had boba milk teas. Mmmm... the smells of the spices of the soups we so good. We could close our eyes and the smells took us right back to Taiwan. Hannah loves her noodles, and made several requests for more. She had her first boba tea. I tried to keep the big straw at the top of the glass so she wouldn't suck up any unexpected boba, but she did get one piece and immediately spit it out into her bib with a surprised look on her face. We also picked up some rolls and pineapple cakes to snack on with the family. There's a huge Asian grocery in the same strip mall. We bought some trays of candies and dried fruit for Chinese New Year. I also found some thousand year old eggs in the refrigerator case. Kevin's excited to share them with his family, but I'm not so sure that they'll share his level of enthusiasm.






First trip to Disney is Saturday!


  1. Love the picture of the three of you but it is a little too far away.
    Happy New Years with your beautiful daughter.

  2. Great shot of the three of you! Happy Hannahversary! Seems like yesterday when you called from Taiwan. Happy tears. Have fun at Disney!!!

  3. HA! LOVE the noodle pic and the family pic.
    Very cool.
    Kevin looks very dashing. ;)

  4. What a great family shot! She looks like a little doll. Happy New Year, Victoria SLC,JOH

  5. Beautiful family picture!!! How nice. Happy New Year.

  6. Congrats! We celebrated our one year family day with Sammy on Tuesday...hard to believe it's been a year!

    BTW, Ching is planning a Chinese New Year celebration in Chicago on 2/21 if you have an interest in a Chicago road trip. :)

    Janice Dobschuetz


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