Today we decided to celebrate Chinese New Year with our girls and take them to a Chinese New Year Gala where one of our friends daughters does Chinese Dancing. My older three were really excited to go. Piper woke up in a grumpy kind of mood. She really has never woke up like this before. We drove to the school where the event was going to be held. We walked in and we were definitely a minority there. There were a lot of Asian People there. We sat down and waited for everything to start. When they began they were speaking Mandarin. Piper immediately looked up and stared. She was okay for a little and then really started getting upset and squirmy. I got up and tried to stand in the back with her. She was definitely out of sorts and not herself. She would not come to me at all. She kept running and walking away from me. When I got close to her she would cry and throw herself on the floor. I thought it was part of her mood but honestly I think it was EXTREMELY hard for her to hear the language and experience the surroundings. She remembers and that is what she was surrounded with for most of her little life. They had crafts for the kids to do and they were excited to do them. We let them do a few and then we needed to leave. Piper was not getting any better. She definitely struggled with this event. She fell asleep in the car on the way home and was much better when we got home. It just may have been too soon for her to experience something like this. We gave our girls red envelopes and a Chinese Dress that we had gotten for each of them in Ch*na. They loved it!! We ordered Chinese food to celebrate. Here are some pictures from our day.
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