Paris 09/28 - 10/2/2017
Ba's 90th birthday-09/30/2017
Today we are celebration Hoa's mom 90th birthday and her life with family and friends. Hoa is throwing a party to celebrate his mom's Birthday and her life but since we are too far to organize and plan for all the details, Hoa enlisted the help of his sisters. Mai and Thierry offered to host the party at their house, and Cang, Chi Be planned for the food. The only request Hoa had is to make sure a roasted suckling pig is on the menu because it is associated with important celebration according the Vietnamese tradition.
Kevin would not miss such an important event so he flew from New York just for the weekend.
Ha surprised us and showed up to the party! I was a chock to see her when she walked in the door, we were speechless! She did not mention a word to us and nobody in the family knew she was coming except for Chi Be! It was a well kept secret.
Ba and her younger brother Cau Hoan
Ba surrounded by her 2 eldest boys- Bac Thuan flew from Saigon to be part of the celebration.
Lots of family members...
Kevin and Ba
Us with Den and Dara
The cousins together
From Left: Melanie, Catherine, .....Kevin, Tutu, Trang, Toan, ....., and Ham
Nice picture of Julie and Hoa
Jeremy and Hoa
It was a beautiful autumn day and the kids were able to play in the garden.
Hoa mingling with Den, Vincent., and Catherine
George, Kevin and Co Cang in the kitchen
Having fun...Thuan , Mai, Cang, Loan, Me, and Hoa.
Chloe, Mai-lees, Divan, and Victoria
Nice picture of Den and Divan
Hugo and Divan
Sean, so cute! Looks at those eyes!
I love dogs so I don't miss an occasion to hold them.
Mo Hoan, Ba, and Cau Hoan
Toan having fun...
Me with Loan, Cang, Ha, and Den
Preparing the food....
Setting up the table...
Almost ready for the feast...
Ba changed and put on her Ao Gia (Vietnamese tunic) for the occasion. Here is with Mo Hoan and her brother Cau Hoan.
Next..Speech and the food