Monday, February 26, 2007


The kids enjoyed the leftovers from Jenise's party. We did try to order some traditional foods like dumplings, an egg dish, chicken, and of course noodles.
We went to Pepee's basketball game one night over vacation. Pepee is a coach at Babson College. We had a lot of fun. Of course, JiaLi was entertained brushing Grandma's hair. The game ended up being a heartbreaker for us but the kids had a blast participating in the cheering "defense" chants.
We had a day with the cousins. Of course, by the end of the day, JiaLi could not keep her eyes open any longer and cuddled both with Danny and Jenise.
I took the kids ice skating one day. I have not skated in a while and did not trust myself on the ice but the kids enjoyed it. Edward only went on the ice for a few seconds. I probably should have put skates on....JiaLi probably would have been easier to watch ..she was all over the bleachers:)
Here are the kids at their cousin's birthday party on Saturday.
What's a winter vacation without making snowangels!!! Yes, JiaLi is in a was actually close to 50 degrees.

Monday, February 19, 2007


Jenise's birthday party was so much fun!! We celebrated on the Chinese New Year and after talking to Laura over the summer and finding out that her birthday was so close to the Chinese New Year, Jenise decided to have a Chinese New Year birthday.
Joseph trying to help JiaLi rest a little before the party and she did fall asleep. Edward has been saving his Panda shirt for the Chinese New Year:)
Everyone wore a Gung Hay Fat Choy Sticker and the kids were able to make origami pigs, make a butterfly papercut and then decorated drums and had a parade saying Gung Hay Fat Choy throughout. When I was taking a picture of the door hanging, JiaLi insisted on being in the picture.
The girls love to sing and dance even with no music:) Here they are decorating... This was the origami pig..
Yes we did give all the kids red envelopes before they left.
Jenise received some beautiful presents. One of her friends made the golden pig in an art class and gave it to Jenise and the Precious Moments Doll is from Gramma. The list goes on for what she received--she was so spoiled and very lucky to have such a great family and friends.