Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Natural Hair & Weekend Events

This past weekend was full of events and also preparations for Ms. Bree's upcoming birthday party.

Since I've been planning her party and working on the decorations for quiet a few days, I thought it would be a good idea to take them out and experience something new.

The Wedding of Q and U

On Friday, Little Man had a school program that he was really excited about.  The Wedding of "Q and U".

They had so much fun at the Wedding of Q & U.   This is the first time I attend the wedding of Q and U, but apparently this is something the kindergartner teachers do every year. 

This helps the children remember that "U" always follows "Q" in their writing, its a great teaching tool.  You can also find this book in

Little Man got to dressed like he was really attending a wedding and did an amazing job singing during the wedding program.  

After the wedding program was over, everyone was asked to go to the gym for a reception! 

The staff did a really good job decorating the gym and having the wedding cake nicely displayed at the table.  But what the kids loved the most was the fact that they also had a DJ...which was their principal! 

My little man danced like a pro! 

Their principal (also their DJ) played songs like The Hokey Pokey, Electric slide and the kids danced the night away.


By the time the dance was over, my kiddos were tired but yet they were so happy because Q and U got married and they  had so much fun.

Ms. Bree's hair was still looking nice after all the dancing and even though my little man was doing the John Travolta dance, his suit was still cleaned! 

Chinese New Year's Dinner & Lion Dance

On Saturday:

We attended "Dinner & a Lion Dance Show" hosted by our good friends' from "The Noodle Bowl" Restaurant in celebration of their "Chinese New Year's".

One of the most important Chinese holiday's is the New Year's celebration, also known as the Spring Festival.

If your kids watch "Ni Hao Kai-Lan"  you probably have heard of this traditional holiday and how it starts by celebrating the new year and ends on the Lantern Festival which is on the 15th day of the first month.  This is the year of the Snake- February 10, 2013.

It is also tradition to decorate the windows and doors with the color red which signifies good fortune, happiness, wealth and longevity.

One of the many activities include Lion Dance which we had the opportunity to see for the very first time.

During our dinner we were given a "red paper envelope" to feed the lion for good fortune.  Giving money is not a requirement, its optional.

What we learned:  If you ever attend a Chinese New Year's celebration where red paper envelopes are provided, remember to add a dollar or two BUT NEVER give 4 or 10, as they are considered "unlucky numbers".

We had so much fun, although we were out late, Little man truly enjoyed the show, the food and learning about Chinese New Year's.