Saturday, January 31, 2009

Gung Hay Fat Choy...from our family to yours!!

Gung Hay Fat Choy...which means "Best wishes and Congratulations. Have a prosperous and Happy New Year."

We got together last weekend with our Chinese Adoption group to celebrate the beginning of The Year of the Ox. It was a lot of fun and the children all had a wonderful time celebrating their heritage.

A few years ago I had a friend attend a Chinese New Year party with us and she was so moved. She said that she was almost jealous for her own biological child because they didn't have a celebration like this where we all could come together to celebrate our children and the rich culture and history that they all came from.

Chinese New Year is one of the many amazing opportunities we have to keep our beautiful daughters heritage alive for them. It is also a wonderful opportunity to celebrate THEM and reflect on how blessed we as parents are to have them in our lives!!!

The children (and adults) all had fun eating a delicious array of pot luck Chinese foods...listening to wonderful music, dancing, playing games, doing crafts and just enjoying each others friendships!! Then they all hit the playground just had some plain ole fun together!!

Aly working on her dragon mask

Lili wanted to see if she could scare Ms. Robin with her Dragon

Feel the love...I always dreamed of pictures like this of my beautiful daughters!

My beautiful China Angel...

Wow...I have TWO beautiful Chinese Angels!!

Lili got to participate in the Ribbon Dance. Sorry it is blurry...she just moves too fast for the camera!

Aly with the older girls doing their chopsticks dance

Always the ham!!
Aly on the swings...

There's Lili at the top of the ladder!!

Here are all the kids posing for a group shot.


Susan said...

Oh so sweet!! It seems strange to see all the little girls outside in warm weather during CNY! :)

I missed ours this eve. J wasn't feeling well but E'beth and Dave went. Sure did think abt. you guys! It was only a few yrs. ago when you were on that stage singing!! So beautiful it was!

Angie B. has some great pics. of tonight on her blog if you want to check it out.

Your girls are beautiful as always!! Growing so fast.
Love and miss you all.

lillian08 said...

Happy Chinese New Year from our family to your family too!
Loved the pictures... The girls look lovely in their silk dresses!!
We haven't done anything thrilling for Chinese New Year so far, but have plans for this weekend.

prechrswife said...

That was a fun day!