Sunday, February 21, 2010

Chinese New Year - First Coast FCC

We had a blast at CNY!
We did have a few mishaps which included "losing" our kids in the crowd twice! Panic set in but all was soon righted. Even with the crowd, it did seem smaller again this year; it is held at the Marriott Sawgrass and is a fundraiser for FCC, there were about 40 families compared to the first CNY we went to, which I believe had double that many (2005). My family was so good by bidding and winning several of the silent auctions.

Here's some of the family pictures I selected this morning. We actually took more Flip video than digital photos. AIKO, a professional photographer, was available, so we did get one group picture in early; then there was a Dad, Eric Rousseau, who is a professional photographer that we are hoping to find several more photos of our family.......... also, dozens of our families are on FB or have blogs, so it will be fun to review all their pictures.
I know everyone is amazed at the effort to organize and run this event; the families at FCC can rest easy; they did another wonderful job!

My Mom took pictures before leaving the house.....

How many adults does it take to make one Chinese noise maker? Lots of easy crafts for the kids to make:
Lots of smile with her noise maker and ribbon streamers:

Cousin Madelene playing and taking care of the younger children:

Granddaughter Kilee; always in a dance pose!

Coloring crafts at each dining table:

Lovely daughter Leaa with Alivia..... (she is a rambunctious, brave child, but the Lion dance did scare her so lots of hugs from her mommy)....

I don't know how we got this group together.... all five .......two very good photos (when they are not strangling each other!)!


Son Justin with his daughter (our grand), Kilee........

Cousins Sarah with daughter Madelene:

Group photo (we were all included thanks to Melissa S. taking it!).

The End!!

Happy Chinese New Year!

10 comments:

Isabella's Mommy and Daddy said...

Great pictures..
Great fun..
Great company..
Have a wonderful Sunday..

Laurie said...

Cute pics! It was GREAT to see you!

Melissa said...

Mom said there was a family picture w/Jesse......

Alyson and Ford said...

Melissa, The family picture was taken by the professional; we won't see the proofs for a few days.

Alyson

Kris said...

just saw the pics on Laurie's blog too.. looks like your celebration was amazing. can't wait to experience it next year! (though i pray it doesn't take us THAT long to meet each other!)...

Vivian M said...

Love the pictures! Happy Chinese New Year of the Tiger, may this year bring you all health, happiness and prosperity!

Brian and Melinda said...

Thanks for sharing the pics, looks like a wonderful time! AA is as beautiful as ever! Give her big hugs from Savannah and Haleigh.

bbmomof2boys said...

eeek!!! Sorry, haven't been around! Let me see...catch up...okay here goes: Growing - yeah, Little T had a tremendous growth spurt then has slowed way down! Oranges - mmm....look good! Cold - yep, here too. I thought we lived in the south??!! Valentine's Day - yeah! Any day we celebrate with candy is a good day for our Little T. She had a party at her school and signed her cards with a "T" that I didn't even know she could write! Daddy and daughter - awww...yes, dads are fun fun fun! B&W Wednesday - you know, I just scanned some pics for my sisiter, I should post them. Nana - enjoy every.single.minute. I miss my mom every day and wish Little T met her. Maine - wow - don't you love those colors?? I miss them so much. And the geese...remember hearing the honking as they went south? You would look up in the sky and see them. Yeah, we see some here but not like up north! CNY - we celebrated a little here but the big party is next month (it was rescheduled). Can't wait! And finally....playtime! Does AA like to climb too? Holy cow, Little T climbs everything and them JUMPS! Gives us a heartattack every single time!.

Ok - I think I'm caught up now!!

Hugs,
Carla

Peterson Family said...

That looks like so much fun! Look at all those happy faces!

Dita said...

Ford, did you get pulled over on the way there for having the two most beautiful girls in your car? It oughta be illegal!

Love these shots of everyone..the kids, the grands...gorgeous family!