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!!
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!!