Thursday, January 26, 2012

4/52 and Favorite Photo Friday - Celebrating the year of the dragon

{lion dance costumes}
CNY celebrate - 1

This was a first for us as we joined our local FCC group
and participated in their Chinese New Year celebration.

CNY celebrate - 2

Grace loved the crafts and made a few beaded items,
a bookmark, and various other things.
She was in heaven!

Celebrate CNY Diptych
Will was in a parade with the golden dragon.
He also met a friend from his kindergarten class
who has a twin sister.
The three of them hung out the entire time.
He was delighted to see Hope and Stella there.

CNY celebrate - 3

 One of the highlights for us all was the Lion dance.
There were 6 lions dancing around the large room.
This was the first time that Will got to put hong bao in the lion's mouth.
(so fun!)

CNY celebrate - 4
The other highlight was seeing this Chinese dance group perform.
The peacock costumes were designed and hand made in China for this event
and shipped back here.

Celebrate CNY Diptych 2
There were also performances by a kung fu group,
 of course fireworks (bubble wrap)
and plenty of food.

We definitely will be back next year!

the long road

13 kind words:

Number 6 and no more counting! said...

the peacock costumes are gorgeous! Looks like an amazing time!


Brooke said...

Those photos are stunning! And the Peacock costumes are AMAZING!! Looks like ya'll had a wonderful time!! xoxo!

Life with Kaishon said...

What a beautiful post. I am glad they had such a special and wonderful day : )

Kelly And Allison said...

Beautiful shoots! Beautiful party. Love the peacock costumes. Happy CNY!

Michelle R Photography said...

Isn't it wonderful to have an FCC group that offers these events?!? Beautiful images of a lovely event! Our is next weekend and Mia and Kara both perform with their Chinese dance classes. It's a day I always look forward to.

Love the shot of Will in the parade! ;)

likeschocolate said...

The peacock costumes are lovely. Every year I think I need to search out a celebration of Chinese New Year here in our city and then Life gets busy and I forget.

Kayce said...

What a wonderful event and Will and Grace look like they had a ball. The peacock costumes are just amazing! Beautiful!

Sharon said...

Oh those costumes are just gorgeous!

Sharon Ankerich said...

Such a fun event for you all to go to!Happy CNY to you all!!! XO

Football and Fried Rice said...

The lion dancing is so cool!!! So are the peacocks!! Bunch of beautiful kids too!!

Gina Kleinworth said...

HOW FUN Gail! I love the traditions & that all these children are learning them together. Still so excited that it's the year of the dragon :)

cassandrasminicorner said...

Beautiful photos. What a fun!

Visiting for Favorite Photo Friday! Hope you cans top by:)

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

These shots are SO COOL!!! What a fun way to celebrate the year of the dragon!! W and G look to have had a fabulous time!!! Fabulous shots as always Gail:)



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