Sunday, February 6, 2011
Happy Chinese New Year Everyone! I hope everyone had a nice celebration. Our family celebrated the New Year with the Families With Children From China and went to the yearly party at the Washington Fair Grounds! It was so fun to see all of the little children in their Chinese outfits as well as some of the parents and grandparents.
The Cricket Acadamy had the little dancers perform ages 4 through 12 and that was so sweet! Their was a demonstration on Thai Chi with the option of coming up and practicing on stage for a little lesson. The lion dancers were incredible as usual. Julia is still afraid of them this year even though she keeps telling me they are pretend...she had a firm hold around Johns neck as they paraded down the aisle.
I purchased another outfit for her for next year as well as a parasol and fan and another one of the Chinese lion marrionettes.
Julia and Evan decorated masks. Evans made a Green Bay Packers one. Julia made a cut out dragon on a stick and a Chinese Lantern. Julia made friends with Jenna and they had so much fun running around on stage with the other little girls and playing with their fans and balloons and Chinese yoyos. The food was very yummy....a Huge buffet of every kind of Chinese dish and eggroll and wonton! Julia enjoyed the Lo Mein noodles. It certainly was a full day of activities with no nap but we all had a great time!