Sunday, January 18, 2009

Kaylani's Moon Yuet

What do you call 90 Chinese, 50 American, and 15 Latin people all gathered in one room? A Moon Yuet (sorry if you were expecting something funny). Tonight, 165 people gathered in Chinatown to "welcome" Kaylani and Zoe to the world through a traditional Chinese celebration.

As my brother said in his opening remarks, "Moon in Chinese means full, and Yuet in Chinese means...moon." Crazy language. Anyways, Yin Yin and Yea Yea put together a great dinner celebration, and I think everyone had a great time. There were 12 courses of food for each of the 16 tables. Even the table that had American/Chinese food had 12 dishes I think. And for the most part, Kaylani handled being passed around to roughly 100 of the 165 people there.

We were a bit worried leading up to the dinner. After getting in late last night, Kaylani didn't sleep much all day. She had a packed agenda which included a trip to Titi Glenda and Tio Pritesh's house, as well as a Chinese pre-party with 20 of Yin Yin and Yea Yea's friends. There was also a professional looking photo shoot conducted in the living room. To Daddy, it felt a little like Prom with the parents gathering around to take pictures, but it was a good time. The only bad thing was Kaylani slept for maybe an hour total since 9am, and that wasn't a good thing.

Our hope was that she would sleep on the way to Chinatown, but she didn't. Then our hope was she would sleep early before dinner in Chinatown, but she didn't. But luckily, after getting passed around to the first 20-30 people, she fell asleep right as the first course came out, and stayed out for a good 45 minutes.

All in all, I think she had a great time. She smiled for all the people, and even for the camera. She cried for all the right people (like Doug and Taryn) so Daddy could make some jokes, and she was even extra cute for a few couples that Daddy is trying to get to produce a playmate for Kaylani (coughcoughJes/Tommy).

And now, she's fast asleep in her car seat. We dare not take her out yet since she only fell asleep during the last 10 min of the ride. Its best that she gets whatever sleep she can before we disturb her. Come back tomorrow to check out pictures from the Moon Yuet, but for now, this officially concludes Kaylani's 2nd production. Luckily, next week is an off week for us where we can just relax with some close friends.

As a final note, as I've been telling most people we run into at these productions, if you want some exclusive time with Kaylani, book a private event with us. We're now taking reservations beginning at the end of February (yes, that's how crazy our calendar is)! Hope to see you all soon!


Tommy said...

All Jes, come on over and we can start making babies!

JonnyTam13 said...

Hmm, I'm pretty sure the / means OR, but I could be mistaken. Either way, I hope that Gretchen/Jes don't read this blog.