Here are some pictures I took at the San Francisco Giants World Series Victory Parade on November 3, 2010 in San Francisco (click on the photo below for all of the pictures). Sometimes I really hate being 5’4″ (especially at parades).
Videos from Emily and Megan’s dance show on Friday.
Emily plays a nature loving hippie in this scene.
After only 7 years after the event, here is a video of the first 10 minutes with Emily at the Lakeview Hotel in Nanchang. It’s from when we first walked into the lobby of the Lakeview, to when we were trying to juggle with a new baby and hotel check-in at the same time, to the semi-official hand off of Emily to us in the hotel conference room. Amazing it all happened in 10 minutes.
Emily’s playing with the boys (she’s the only girl) in a hockey championship at her elementary school. Here’s a clip of Emily playing against the boys (she’s the one in the white shirt and a ponytail):
Here’s Emily scoring a goal:
Last Saturday (February 27), we were invited to a party at the Chinese Consulate in San Francisco. The party was for families who adopted children from China. The consulate complex is a lot bigger than I thought. I went to the consulate once before when I had to submit our visa applications for our adoption trip for Emily in 2002.
The party was in a large auditorium with a stage. The auditorium was behind the main office of the consulate. After some mingling, the party started with a show. A couple of the consulate staff were emcees. There was an opening speech from the Consul General and a few dancing and singing performances. After the show, the staff rearranged the auditorium for games and arts and crafts for the kids. Then they offered a buffet dinner in the large outside courtyard (which we weren’t expecting). The consulate had wait staff throughout the party offering free drinks in the back of the auditorium. Which reminds me I have to write a letter to the consulate to thank them for their generosity.
It was a fun afternoon/early evening. Although it was the evening of the San Francisco Chinese New Year’s Parade, we didn’t make it to the parade.
Click on the picture for a photo album from the evening.
A picture of the family made it onto the China Daily website. Here’s the link to the picture. Megan is napping in Susan’s lap. The big lump under the pink coat is Emily, who is also napping.
Ok. Here’s an update. Megan at Hip Hop/Tap dance class on February 10.