Friday, July 04, 2008


We decided to celebrate the Fourth of July with the Kern County Association of Chinese Americans in a popular city park. It was a lovely and unseasonably cool day, only in the 80s. The big heat wave is predicted for next week and would have made today unbearable.

Chloe and Pearl made a new friend Grace. Her family just joined the club today and the three were inseparable most of the afternoon. It is nice to associate with other Chinese families and not just families who have adopted children from China.

We began the festivities by reciting the Pledge of Allegiance. It was passed out in writing for anyone who was unfamiliar with it. I almost chuckled to myself, but realized that many of these families were immigrants and non necessarily familiar with the pledge. We are making more friends all the time and now have been to a few homes for dinner.

There was a water balloon toss contest and there were water guns that all the kids and many of the adults used to drench each other with. Chloe and Pearl were soaking wet, the theme for the Summer. The girls are finally getting old enough that they can play on their own without Mom and Dad constantly escorting them from one activity to another. It is so nice to relax and watch them play from a distance.

1 comment:

Cyndi said...

I am so thrilled to see your girls growing up to be such beautiful young ladies. I am jealous that you have such a great Chinese American group to belong to! What a fabulous way for your girls to keep up with their heritage. Much love and wishing you a cool breeze during the hot temperatures....Cyndi