Sunday, February 21, 2010

The Year of The Tiger!

Today was our local FCC (soon to be FCA) CNY party! The girls always have so much fun here!!

We saw lots of friends and met some bloggy friends, too!! Hi Maureen and family!!

Sarah has become much more coordinated and can actually kind of do this!

We met Amy and her family when we traveled to China for Anna! Their daughter Leah is 3 yrs old.

There were lots of games and prizes! The girls had so much fun!

Here are two of their good friends, Amy and Mia!

Waiting their turn!

Sarah is fishing for prizes!

We met Lani and Scott in the beginning of our adoption journey! Ruby is from Taiwan and was the first to come home from our group!

Patricia and her family were there at the celebration! All the kids are from China! The girls are twins!
Elizabeth and Taylan! We see them every year at the CNY celebration! Joan- I was looking for you so I could take a pic of you and your girls! I'm sorry- we didn't run into each other again.

The face painter does an awesome job! Anna picked NiHao Kailan and Sarah is a cat!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Happy Valentines Day!

It has been a long time since I had children making valentines cards! The girls had a wonderful time and did a great job! The baskets are filled and the Valentines are ready to past out!

Sarah is going to HS co-op classes on Wednesdays. She absolutely loves the classes and the kids she has met! There are lots of little ones for Anna to play with too!

This was Sarah's first time passing out Valentines! She loved giving them and receiving them!

Anna passed hers out, too!

The best part was eating all the candy! Sarah like the American holidays! Lots of candy!

Valentines day was a big success!!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

"The Snowy Day"

We went to a play today! It was based on the book "The Snowy Day" by Ezra Jack Keats.

The did a wonderful job, it may be my favorite this year! The girls loved it and were engaged throughout the whole play! Auntie Barbie went with us. It is so wonderful to see their improved attention span- it gets better each time we go to a play! I tend to pick the ones for younger children so both of them can follow it and we read the book ahead of time! They are only one hour long. I am excited for Emma and Ellie to join us!

Sarah wants to be in a play now. I think we have a few hundred things to work on before we add that to the schedule! I told for now focus on doing your very best at Chinese dance, gymnastics and swimming!

This may sound odd but we are working at communicating accurately. Having the appropriate emotions that match the circumstance. Being considerate of others schedules (and realizing we are not the center of the universe). I can't really imagine encouraging her to learn how to pretend and fake her feelings when we are trying to do just the opposite- do you know what I mean?

Anyway- we had a wonderful time! I think we will continue going to the plays and not being in them!