Sunday, February 08, 2009

Celebrating Chinese New Year

We arrived a half hour early to the Chinese New Year's celebration, so we stopped at a Chinese memorial park a few blocks away to take some pictures before the event.

I can hardly believe this is the fourth year in a row we have celebrated Chinese New Year with the Central Coast FCC (Families with Children from China). The girls are growing up so fast. Each year the celebration gets better and this year was no exception. There were lots of crafts and activities for the kids and plenty of entertainment, including a Tai Chi martial arts demonstration as well as the traditional lion dance.

All the kids are getting older, and now that the China adoption program has slowed down, there are very few babies in the crowd. It rained the whole afternoon, but it was a lovely turnout inside.
Two Chloes who both have mothers named Lori
I don't know who the first lovely lady is, but the other three are my Chloe, Eva (also from Chloe's orphanage) and the other Chloe
.Chloe learns how to twirl the ribbons
Pearl leads the children's dragon processional
Tai Chi demonstration


Somewhere In The Sun said...

The girls look so beautiful in their silks. Love the hair too! CNY is so much fun!


Ms Jewl said...

How fun. Our local FCC in Milwaukee also puts on a good CNY celebration. This year, we went to have dim sum at a local restaurant, but that was about it.

Lori, I'd like to two of your dresses for Lyra. Can you email me on julie @

mommy24treasures said...

looks like you had a wonderful time. :) love seeing everyone all dressed up:)

Mamacita said...

You ALL look so lovely.

Teresa said...

They are lovely in their outfits! We did not do anything this year. Things got too hectic and both kids have been sick. Maybe next year.

bytheriver said...

So Glad you could make it - great pictures too and even without your new camera - enjoy getting to know it. Maybe we can do some more group outings as the kids get older.
Stacy & Bruce