Yesterday we attended the FCC Chinese New Year celebration. It was so much fun seeing all of the girls and boys from freshly home to being home for several years. There were crafts and snacks. Most everyone was dressed in beautiful Chinese outfits. There was a program with a Chinese preschool class singing and someone preforming tai chi. Then there was the traditional fireworks which were actually strips of bubble wrap that the kids lined up on to stomped across. G didn't participate in any group activities like that though. Nor would she participate in the group photo and barely smiled for her individual photo.
She loved the crafts and actually got mad that we completed each one. I would only let her do one of each activity, but she wanted to do more. She decorated a paper dragon, made a paper pig face, colored a picture, uncovered a colorful dragon, and helped bead a good luck bracelet. Mostly she was good. She got grumpy at one point.
Then after that we went to a home of a friend who is paperchasing for #2 and the girls were able to play. There were 5 families with 7 kids total. Three of us traveled together using the same agency. The other two families are using the same agency, but one is leaving at the end of the month. The hosts for the evening traveled for #1 before us, and now they are working on #2. One of the CHI families that traveled with us in 2005 recently returned Jan. 9 to adopt their 3 1/2 year old son (cleft repaired). He was precious. Of course his sister and he haven't actually learned to share yet. I was so glad to get to see this family. It has been a while. The video I have of the gathering is an impromtu parade around the couch, a very loud activity if I may say.
Anyway, G and I left at 9:30pm and inadvertently left Raccoon there. So trying not to have a meltdown, I just told G that Raccoon wanted to spend the night with Cackie. Thankfully, we were able to get it today and as we were leaving G held Raccoon in the crook of her arm and and said, "Did you have a good time pending the night wiff Cackie?"
Late night last night for sure. We fell asleep around 11:30pm. Looks like tonight will be another late night. I put in Mary Poppins without realizing how late it was and now it is 10:30p,m and G wants to wait until it is over. A really good mom would not care but make her go to bed before it went off. Oh well, I am not really concerned with how early she gets up in the morning since I have no kids to see and the company is doing day 3 of a training I don't have to attend. Just as long as G is dropped off by 10am at the daycare.
Anyway, couple of photos of the evening above.