Friday, January 31, 2014

JCCC Chinese New Year

Well, despite the snow we still had a great JCCC Chinese new year celebration. I think this is one of my favorite evenings of the year. The costumes are beautiful, the dancers were great and entertainment was amazing. They brought in a mask changer from Beijing and a small acrobat duo. They were phenomenal. As Kailei watched one of the acrobats flex beyond reason, she whispered "wow, she is gifted." We had a great time and loved having Grammy and Poppy with us. Of course, we celebrated with some chinese pie from Village Inn afterwards.

So Proud

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Painting Pottery

The girls and I went to a pottery place today and spent the afternoon painting. It was rather expensive in my opinion but fun nonetheless. Keara's creativity never ceases to amaze me. I even surprised myself. And Kailei had a great time as well. Apparently it will take one week to see the finished project. We can't wait.

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Mother-Daughter Date

I'm excited to have a three-day weekend. I wanted to take advantage of the time I have so I decided to take the girls to the Colorado History Museum. Unfortunately Keara decided that she didn't want to "learn" on the weekend so it just ended up being Kailei and I. We had a great time.

As we were walking into the museum a lady was taking pictures of folks sporting the famous Bronco barrels so we jumped right in.

I was attempting to be a good bronco fan but those of you who know me know I'm really just a Broadway fan.

The museum is awesome. Kailei wasn't so sure at first but I know she ended up having a great time. There were lots of hands-on things to do. I'd go back in a heartbeat.  We then went to church and went to her favorite restaurant, Red Lobster. Not a bad way to spend the day.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Stock Show

Well, living in Colorado just wouldn't be the same without our annual visit to the stock show. The girls don't have school tomorrow so we decided that heading down on a Thursday night would be a good idea. We enjoyed being able to walk around without all of the crowds. Basically I think our time at the stock show is just an excuse to get eat a bunch of junk food. We had funnel cake, cotton candy, dipping dots, nachos etc..

It wasn't without its excitement however as Keara fell down on the way in and scraped up her elbow. And then while we were in the rodeo a gentleman had a seizure in the same row that we were in which scared the girls of course. And I think there were a couple of cowboys who got pretty messed up by the bulls but other than that we had a good time. Kailei's asthma was bad but she did the best she could covering her mouth and she just wouldn't stay home.

Monday, January 6, 2014

Sunday, January 5, 2014

The Brown Palace

The Brown Palace is quite a landmark around here in Colorado. I never had the opportunity to go but when scheduling one of the moms tea's, Mrs. Beth suggested that we go there. I jumped right on it. Although the weather was a bit chilly and snowy we managed to make her way downtown. It was just lovely. We enjoyed tea and little sandwiches and little desserts (with a not so little price). The atmosphere was beautiful and now I can check that off my bucket list. 

Friday, January 3, 2014

MWCC Play date

Mrs. Beth invited us over for a play date on Friday so I gathered up the girls and headed over there. Kids seem to have a good time while the moms and one dad enjoyed playing the card game 13 again. As I said, seems that we are hooked.