Thursday, March 1, 2012

Chinese New Year and birthday celebrations

We finally were able to hit a Chinese New Year celebration last weekend at the mall.  The girls had their names translated into Chinese and their faces painted.  Cadence held still so well throughout the painting!  There was an awesome group that came  from out of town to perform the dragon dance.  The kids all waited patiently, but once Cadence caught sight of the very large dragons, she did not want to hang around!  She clung to me like she does when she sees clowns.  Laurel said that the music hurt her stomach.  I, on the other hand, thought it was very cool!

We came home after that to celebrate Brad's birthday.  I'm always astonished to realize that our 40's are just on the horizon.  How the heck did that happen?!  Our parents came for dinner and one of our favorite families joined us for cake (or rather, warm chocolate chip cookies top with ice cream and homemade hot fudge... yum!).  It was a good weekend for celebrations!

Face paint
Waiting for the dance

Brad and his girls!

Birthday kiss from Laurel

"Happy birthday to you!"

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