Surae Goes to the Circus

Surae’s Nana and Poppy take one grandchild to the circus each year and this year was Surae’s turn.  From what I hear, Surae was a little hesitant at first around all of the excitement which is no surprise.  But, after getting more comfortable, she had a great time.  Thanks Nana and Poppy!

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Chinese New Year 2010 The Year of the Tiger

As part of the Families with Children from China dinner group, we had a Chinese New Year’s Party at our house for all of the families.  Although we have a whole bag full of silk outfits we bought in China, we never get them out for Surae to wear, so it is always fun to have an opportunity to do so.  All of the kids looked great.  We even bought Graham a silk outfit for the party and he loved wearing it because he thought it made him look like a karate master.  For the party, we made all Chinese food.  Michael made the most amazing sweet and sour soup and I made a pork and brocolli stir fry dish.  Everyone else brought delicious Chinese food too and we had a feast.  The kids had crafts activities to do as well.  It was really fun and I hope it will become a yearly tradition.

Art with a Heart Valentine’s Art Show

Surae’s Child Development Center had an art show right before Valentine’s Day.  It was extremely adorable seeing all of the kid’s art work together.  Surae was so excited about having me come to her art show.  We had a flutist play at the show and the kids ate juice and cookies for their hors d’oeuvres.   It was the sweetest thing!

Graham had a great Valentine’s Day too.  We made homemade Valentine’s this year with gum and licorice and he did a wonderful job.

Snow in South Carolina!

We’ve had an unusually snowy winter here so far.  The first time it snowed at the end of January, we mainly got a sheet of ice to play in which was great for sledding. Graham had a blast sledding with Ryan and Sadie.

This last time mid February it was a really snow with big fat flakes falling from the sky.  The kids and I got home just in time to see it all falling and ran around in it for a while before it got dark.  It melted really quickly the next day, but it sure was beautiful to look at.