Saturday, May 4, 2013

A game of catch-up!

Oh yes, now we begin the game I like to call "catch-up"!  I really have let myself get behind, so let's just dive in with round 1.

Back in February we celebrated Chinese New Year with our wonderful FCC friends.  It was an incredible day full of laughter and entertainment. 

We got photos of the kids with others from their region.  Here's are 2 Taiwan tornado's!
And the Jiangxi gang!  There is actually a lot more from that Province but rounding them all up....well I am sure you've heard the expression "herding cats"...
And the WHOLE gang!!!!  I love how certain kids are holding, or leaning into, or have their hands on or are smiling at other kids.  This group is just amazing together and I relish every gathering we get to attend with them. 
The same day we celebrated CNY was.......Sammy Wei's 4th Birthday!!!  I can not believe my sweet baby is a four year old boy!  He got quite spoiled with friends and family for birthday dinner and cake!
The next day we had his Birthday Celebration with all of his friends from school.  Our little fighter pilot in training insisted on a "runway" cake, so Mama did her best.

He had a huge birthday bash with lots of great friends.  We had/borrowed inflatables and booked the gym at his school.  The kids ran, danced, hoola-hooped, bounced and played for 2 straight hours.  Even though there were over 20 kids it was a really fun afternoon!
And of course there was a Pinata!
We got a late winter snow...not enough to really play in but enough to make Simone happy!

My silly guy!

The kids have been enjoying riding bikes on the street this winter.  It's so cool to see the little fellow on a bike!  And Simone hasn't been on hers for over a year, I think it's time for a new one that fits those long legs!!
Rock on little buddy!

And this next set of photos was really a huge treat for our family.  I saw tickets on Groupon for a "drive thru zoo" about an hour from our house.  Sure, at first we were all a bit skeptical (especially Simone!).  But I tell you was one of THE BEST days our family has spent!  It was full of laughs and hugs and just being together!  
So you basically stay in your car & roll the windows down and all these animals just come up and eat the food out of your hand!  We petted deer, cows, emus (ok...we were scared of the emus and just tossed the food to them) and zebras and piglets and.....oh so many really cool, and some slobbery, animals!

Yep, great animal fun!

So that is the first round of catching up. 
I think I got us to March.  Let's see what comes next!!!

1 comment:

Dianne said...

Great catch-up! The drive through zoo looks like lots of fun!