Chinese New Year

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This past Saturday, we attended a Chinese New Year party sponsored by the Greenville Chinese Cultural Association.  This is the Year of the Rat, not one of my favorite animals, but what can you do?  We dressed Graham and Surae up in red, which is the traditional color of Chinese New Year.  Red is thought to drive away bad luck. 

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The event had a really big turn out.  There was traditional Chinese dance and some not-so-traditional (macarena, anyone?), martial arts, theatre, and song.  We feasted on some delicious Chinese food.  Graham surprised us by eating the fried smelt which are served whole.  For a boy that barely wants anything besides a peanut butter and jelly, it was shocking to see him bite the head off of a fish.  Graham also met a precious little girl named Mia and played with her the whole time.  He is going to a ladies man!  We had a great time and will definitely make it a tradition.

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6 Comments

  1. Nana said,

    February 18, 2008 at 1:24 pm

    Glad you had a good time at the festival. We’ll have to watch Graham when he goes fishing if he likes to eat the heads! yech….
    Surae is becoming a very beautiful young lady. I always thought red looked good with dark hair and eyes.
    Come see us when you can.

  2. Stephanie said,

    February 18, 2008 at 9:09 pm

    Hi guys..Surae is growing up..she looks so pretty. We went to our local FCC Chinese dinner..we had a great time sharing and talking to everyone..Have a great week.

  3. Marie & David said,

    February 22, 2008 at 4:37 pm

    Great photos! The kids look wonderful – the photos are great. We’ve been eating our way through Chinese New Years, and we’ve had fun dressing Gracie up in her cute outfits. She seems to love the attention. Uh oh! Marie & David

  4. iris said,

    February 22, 2008 at 8:50 pm

    those pictures are beautiful! i love the one of surae looking like a super model on the porch! 😉 what a beautiful family!!

  5. Sam Harber said,

    February 27, 2008 at 3:10 am

    I looove the 1st and last picture. Both so so cute. =)

  6. Chris said,

    February 29, 2008 at 6:02 pm

    The old man in the black gi, is he doing Tiger style or Crane style, I can’t tell.
    Hell it might be doing flying dragon!!!!
    Heh heh…


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