Tuesday, February 9, 2010

The Start of Chinese New Year!

 January 31 We went to the start of Chinese New Year celebrations.
The girls really enjoyed it. We arrived early for the show and they 
had all kinds of things going on before the show started.  Sorry the
sun was right in our faces because of the time of day, so the pictures
seem hazy. The Shaolin Martial Arts School was also there. They are
from China and opened for the Beijing Olympics. They were amazing
to watch. Sorry, I couldn't get a good picture of them outside. Inside
we couldn't take pics. Inside the show was just as captivating. I loved
hearing Sarah singing along to the songs. She really liked the song
Jasmine Flower. It just melted my heart seeing her enjoy herself so
much. She really liked the Acrobats who did juggling and a
Happy Chef show that was like something you would see from
the I Love Lucy show.
Later in the evening she asked if daddy and I liked magicians.
I told her we did. She left the room and came back with a little
bounce in her step carrying a tiny little book full of pictures of
a young man.(I always thought he was a singer)She shared
with me how much she liked him and he was a magician.
Basically she was sharing how she has a crush on this
handsome young magician. What another sweet moment of
bonding as she shared something very special and near to her
heart. I so treasure these moments. 
I am looking forward to the Chinese New Years celebration up in Phoenix this weekend. Hopefully I can get better pictures.
Beautiful Dancing.

The lion dancers were teenagers and children.
The little lions were adorable to watch!

Sarah was very hot in the sun. She did not like it at all. Yikes! Poor girl is really going to dislike summer. Especially when she finds out you can fry an egg on the asphalt it gets so hot here! That is why we live in the pool!


  1. Wow! Looks like you guys had a lot of fun. The tigers are really cool!

  2. What an amazing experience for the girls! I'm sure this is ONE of many special moments you will have as a family :0)

    Happy Chinese New Year!