Sunday, October 30, 2016

Cultural Events

Sweetpea was here during the Mid-Autumn Festival, so we took her to the Chinese Gardens.  She loved it!  As did several other members of the family.  Sweetpea especially loved the lion and fan dancing.  She also enjoyed watching a man write her name in calligraphy.  Even baby KJ seemed mesmerized by the music and sights.

In the days that followed, I was surprised how often Sweetpea brought up the outing.  She would play with her stuffed animals and pretend to take them to the Chinese Gardens.  We had conversations about China and language, we ate moon cakes and looked at a map.  It was a great reminder of the importance cultural events play in our children's lives.  It broadens their world, enriches their lives, and gives them a thirst for knowledge, understanding, and adventure.

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