Sunday, February 1, 2009

Chinese New Year

What a great night! Last night we went to Mississippi last night to join in their FCC Chinese New Year celebrations. It was awesome! I met some of these ladies through our blogs and have been able to meet them in person throughout this past year. They are a true blessing in my life. Last night was the first time we had ever done anything for Chinese New Year. In fact, I checked a book out of the school library and read it to all of us on the way there. This was also the first time my boys had ever eaten Chinese food. With Richard's chicken allergy, he doesn't eat Chinese food, so we don't ever go. They were so excited to try the different foods and found many things that they loved. There were probably about 30 little girls there who had been adopted from China. I think my boys were a little surprised, but they loved seeing all of them. They also met some other waiting brothers and had a great time.


This is Jill. She has three older boys and adopted Macie not too long ago. She was the first blogger I ever contacted in "real life" :)


There was a dragon dance. Paige is a waiting mom who led the dance. Look at all the little girls following her...too cute!





One little girl, in particular, stole Braden's heart last night. My boys had started playing sword fights with their dragon wands (go figure), and Olivia asked Braden if she could play too. He didn't know what to say (I guess he didn't think girls could play that ;) He asked me what he should tell her and I told him to tell her she could play. Well, can I tell you that little Olivia and her little sister whooped up on some Doughty boys last night? It was hysterical. They were so gentle with her, but she would whack the mess out of them. We were laughing so hard. After a while, when she came after Bryce, he would lift up his hands and say, "You win! You win!" I took this picture of Braden and Olivia's little sister, and Bryce and Cade with Olivia. When we were walking out last night, Braden said, "That Olivia is funny. I hope our little Chinababy is just like her." It makes me tear up just thinking about it. Last night made them (and us) much more anxious to get ourselves to China and get our little girl.










There were goldfish swimming in the vases on the tables. Here the kids are making "fish lips".





Thanks Chopstick Chics for a wonderful night and letting us join your celebration. I can't wait until next year!!




18 comments:

Mission To Macie said...

Girlfriend.......I am SO glad y'all made the trip to join us! Your family is precious and I can't wait for the day we are celebrating with you as you bring "chinababy" home!

I am glad our hubbys got to meet and talk baseball.

love ya,
Jill

Everyday Mom Designs said...

Aww, looks like tons of fun!

day by day said...

That looks like so much fun! There is nothing more special than seeing so many China sweeties gathered together...just precious! Sounds like the girls won the hearts of your boys, too. How cute!

Stephanie said...

What awesome big brothers they are going to be!!! I can't wait!

The Byrd's Nest said...

Oh what a fabulous time for you! And aren't all of those babies just the cutest!

Keisha said...

Okay.. I'm Jealous now! Wishing I lived in Miss. Dang! LOL!
Looks like you all had a BALL! I saw alot of fimiliar faces in the pictures!

Denise said...

This is a test to see if this posts...I am having trouble~

3 Peanuts said...

Oh that looks like SUCH a fun time! I love that one of Brayden and the lil girl:)

3 Peanuts said...

Oh and I LOVE your boots too!

Isabella's Mommy and Daddy said...

HOW FUN....
Looks like the boys had sooo much fun..
The girls are toooo cute..
They will be the best big brother's..
Have a great week..
Love your boots..
Hugs..

krt2adopt@gmail.com said...

HI Jennifer,

I am not sure how I found your blog, but just did couple of days ago. You are where I want to be in 5 years, 3 boys adopting a girl from China. I just have to convince my husband (who's name is Richard by the way). We have to adopt our current foster son first. But I am leaving those issues up to God. Your boys are so cute. I remember loving when hunting season was over as a child (the men in my family were big hunters)I missed having them around. I guess those days will come again for me when our boys are actually old enough to hunt. But maybe their uncle will have to take them, my Richard is not that into hunting,although he did as a child. Come visit me at www.notbiologicallyrelated.blogspot.com

Kristi

Sharon said...

I am so glad you had such a blast!!

Colleen said...

Found your blog through another blog...you must be friends with my friend Margie? Just wanted to tell you that I think your boys are handsome and they will love having a baby sister. I have four boys and we have adopted two little girls. My adore their sisters. Stop by our Nuthouse and say hello...we love meeting new people
www.crazy-eight.blogspot.com

Erin said...

Jennifer... it is so fun to see you at this celebration. It will be such a beautiful day when we see your post with your daughter!!!

Felicia said...

What a fun outing. It looks like everyone had a fabulous time. Your are the cutest thing...I love your orange/red jacket.

Steffie B. said...

Looks like a great time....and yes....your boys soooo need a little sister! ;)

Doug and Terrye said...

It looks like a great time was had by all. And how wise of you to not sit home and mope, but to get out there and start learning!!! :)

Terrye in FL

Rhonda said...

Hi Jennifer,

Just now catchin' up with blog-life....Yes, I love this scrapbooking kit....I love your blog-look too! Looks like y'all had a great Chinese New Year as well. (I'm lovin' my Peace-Love-Mom Shirt ;)) so thank you for the connection.

Have a great day,
Rhonda

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