Monday, January 30, 2012

Chinese New Year

After our owl party Saturday, we changed into our silks
and headed off to celebrate the Year of the Dragon. 

Every year we get together with other families who have adopted from China to celebrate the biggest holiday in our children's birth country.  We miss the biggest parts of the real holiday, but we do get dressed up and eat Chinese food and enjoy being together.  And we always have fun.

Often I bring a craft of the year's zodiac animal, but dragons are hard.  We just colored instead.
Rachel was delighted to hang out with her buddy, Jacob, and boss him around a little.  There is WAY too much orneriness in this pair!
Rachel also had fun letting the bigger girls carry her around and make over her.  She SO loves a crowd.
Kate was all smiles most of the evening.
One of families brought in the most amazing cupcakes!  They looked just like lo mein and fried rice, but were decorated entirely in frosting and candy!
Have you ever seen anything like it?  Rachel thought it was quite tasty.
I never tire of seeing all of these beautiful faces together...

1 comment:

  1. thanks for inviting us! we really enjoyed meeting everyone and hearing the stories. the night was so encouraging to us!

    my blog is (Kari and Jim)


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