Special Valentines

February 22nd, 2013

Miah had her second choir concert last week.  Two more to go for this year!  They did so well.

You wouldn’t guess it by her size, but Miah is either the youngest, or 2nd youngest in this choir.

After coming home, Ami took a nap (which is becoming rare), so Miah and I took advantage of the beautiful day outside.

She still enjoys having one-to-one time with Mommy.

It’s mutual.

Ami and I had a “date” the other day, also.

We went to the park.  Just the two of us.  We had a little sugar to burn off.

For Valentine’s Day the girls enjoyed frosting cookies.  Ami was disappointed that Daddy had to go to work.  She thought since it was a holiday, he should have the day off!  Not a bad idea…

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The Year of the Snake

February 15th, 2013

Sunday we celebrated Chinese New Year with several local adoptive families.

This is our third year, and each year we have a larger turn out.

This year we had over 50 people in attendance with 11 families, including 15 kiddos adopted from China!

Miah and Ami are privileged to call them all friends.

We started out with wonderful food.

Followed by an interactive story,

Of which the kids were all eager listeners,

And participants.

Especially when it came time for the Red Envelopes!

There was opportunity to make crafts, including Snakes.

We got to meet our newest US Citizen!

And finally caught up with another, home almost a year now!

What a fun and blessed evening we all had!  Just think how much richer each of our families now are, and how much more vibrant our community.

Xin Nian Kuai Le!