Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Chinese New Year event...

This past Saturday was our local FCC Chinese New Year celebration.

On Friday night I baked some goodies for the bake sale table and cake walk. I made white chocolate drizzled madeleines...

and packaged them up in clear take-out containers with ladybug buttons and ribbon...

and made a few chocolate cakes with the Chinese character for "love"...


The event was well planned with lots of activities for the little ones. They also had some beautiful prize baskets made up for their big raffle and a collection of Chinese children's books for sale. Attendance seems to be a little light compared to previous years and I noticed fewer waiting parents were there. I'm thinking that the long wait is having an affect on this.

One of the highlights of the day for me was meeting Sindy, Kelly and Allie from for Allison with Love. I've known Sindy by phone and through her blog for about a year or so. They moved from Nebraska to the Phoenix area before they traveled to get Allie. Sindy is the sweetest, nicest person and Allie is such a happy and smiley baby. I know I've said before that China has a knack with matching the right baby to the right family and that is proven once again here. Allie's happy, easy going personality seems to perfectly match with Sindy and Kelly! Sindy, it was SOOO nice to meet you!

As for the stage performances, I was very impressed with this martial arts group. They made their movements looks easy, but I know that it takes great concentration and flexibility...



The drumming group was also pretty darn impressive...


All in all, it was a very nice day. A bit chilly for us here in Phoenix, but still a great day.

11 comments:

3D said...

Delightful and delicious!

Keep smilin!

OH MY #6 said...

Looks like the perfect day.

Lea

Lisa and Tate said...

Okay... now I need the recipe for those madelines!!! Looked like a great time. I missed our FCC this year. Just did not feel motivated to attend without Tate. NEXT YEAR, my friend!

Also... you look fabulous!!!

Hugs
Lisa

Janet said...

That looks like SO much fun! And those cookies.....can I just say....YUM? !!!!

Carol said...

Yum, what are those cakes? Look like bread.........I love my carbs!!

sooze66 said...

Your goodies look fabulous and are packaged wonderfully! What a great time!!!
Suz

Isabella's Mommy & Daddy(Kim & John) said...

You do such a Wonderful job...
LOVE the take out box and the cookies..
How fun to meet Sindy,Kellyand Allie...
I hope to meet them one day also and you too....
Have a Great Week..

Kelly & Sindy said...

Donna,Joe,and Linda. It was so
great to meet you 3. I agree
it was a chilly day in Phoenix
I cant wait to see your referral
posted. The CCAA has a way with
matching people family's. And
I am sooo grateful to them!!!!
When you have some time I would
love to meet you for lunch or
some shopping!!!

Take Care,

Sindy

P.S. LOVE THE SCRAPBOOK PAGES!!!

Elise said...

Love the things you made....so creative and cute....right up my alley!

Glad you had fun and that you got to meet Sindy. I think we exchanged quilt squares...and thanks to the link to her page...she looks so happy with her daughter!

OziMum said...

I'm drooling, looking at your cakes! Mmmmmm!

The stage activities look fantastic!

Waiting Cousin said...

Boy, you're quite the baker, Aunt Donna! I can't see my mom baking all those beautiful and appetizing treats! (But don't tell her I said that).

Emily
A Waiting Cousin