Life with 4 kids 6 and under. Our trip to pick up Tonito in China is: mid-March 2008 through April 12. Our trips to pick up Ricky in Ethiopia are in June and August of 2010.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Another Chinese New Year Celebration!

We had so much fun at our adoption group's Chinese New Year celebration!! The women who organized it did a FANTASTIC job: we had tons of CNY crafts, and a dance show with the lion dance giving out red envelopes, some of the little girls performing and some older girls and a professional dancer as well. Each family brought 2 dishes, one kid-friendly dish (chicken nuggets, goldfish, fruit, macaroni, yogurt, you name it!) and then one Asian dish (some ordered from restaurants, some made homemade delicious dishes!). We brought dumplings (I cheated, they were from Trader Joe's) and raw veggies and dip. They had games all around the huge community hall that they rented, and even kareoke. Seeing the adorable little kids parade around in their fancy, satin-y, silky duds all dressed up was adorable!!! We met up with our friends Bob, Sally, and their cutie Ben as well (the last picture). It was so fun to share this cultural event with other families like ours: for Tonito AND for the girls.


Dianna and Steve said...

GREAT pictures!!!!!!!!!!! Looks like you all had a wonderful time! What a Beautiful family!!

Sallymander said...

i was wondering when these pics would surface! great pic of tonito, ben, and vivi!