Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Happy Valentines Day!


sweet Sophie signing her Valentines


We made Red Velvet Cake Pops, delicious!  This is my second time making them, the first time they set up better, but they are so good, perfect size, and fun to make and give out.  (If you don’t want to take the time to make the cake and form into balls [time consuming], doughnut wholes work as well, they’re just not as tasty)



Sophie’s decorated mailbox and frosting cookies


Sage painting her Valentine bag


Valentine parties…  I have more pics of Sage’s class this time as I try to switch off at the parties.  BTW, they enjoy being in separate classes, being their own person, and being together at recess and lunch with the same group of friends.




They found this on the doorstep when they came home- their favorite, fresh Great Harvest Cinnamon Rolls and nice card  sneaky mom

My sweetie brought me Ferrero chocolates and took me to an Italian dinner, just what a girl wants!


He found these on his pillow

Hope everyone had a great Valentines Day!

quick update on my concussion and water situation soon, January was a month to forget.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Happy Chinese New Year

The girls look forward to this tradition each year, such a fun celebration!

DSC05707aTheir fan dance to some great music, they brought down the house.




Craft tables (snake origami and bottlecap necklaces), potluck dinner, zodiac skit, and story about the red envelopes, such a special night.  A big thanks to Cindy and Kim for organizing the event!  It’s so nice seeing the kids and their families each year, our once small adoption group keeps growing.


Cheongsam dresses for church the next day

Gong Hey Fat Choy!

Wednesday, February 06, 2013

The Year of the Snake…

Looking forward to celebrating Chinese New Year.  It doesn’t start for a few more days (Feb. 10th), but what a fun celebration the Chinese program put on at a local High School.


Face Painting- Sage chose “love,” and Sophie chose “bravery” since it was the biggest symbol :)  Seems appropriate, since they are very brave and full of love.

I was glad to see that Josh was able to read these symbols when they got home, from his Mandarin classes 


Chopstick training, lol


Sage painted the symbol for Spring time.  after this January, can’t wait for Spring!



They liked having their names written in Chinese- Sophie Mei (left), Sage Li (right)


and Trevor, I’ll be framing these for their rooms


we ate Chinese food, received red envelopes, did crafts, and enjoyed a cool program, it was a huge turnout!


In front of the amazing Great Wall

the year of the snake symbolizes good fortune, can’t we all use more of that :)

Happy Chinese New Year!