We went to the Asian Festival in Columbus over Memorial Day weekend. We met up with several families with kids from Vietnam at the festival, including one family with a daughter who was in the same orphange in Vietnam as Zoe.
First we got ready for the shows.
There was a lion dance. Zoe kept saying, “I’m not scared of it, Mommy, because that’s just people under there.”
They even had three little kid lions.
Then there was the dragon dance.
Next we went to the kids’ area. Noah, Zoe, and Colin made kites and Daddy showed them how to fly them.
Colin and Noah tried their hand at the violin (they need a little practice).
Noah tried carrying a yoke (is that the right term?), but found it a little awkward.
Noah and Zoe had tea and sushi in the thatched house.
Colin and Zoe took a break in the shade and threw rocks in the pond.
The next day we met up with some of the families again at one family’s house. The kids all played together outside.
Again, we are in so much trouble with this girl. Check out this attitude.
At least she was all smiles as Daddy threw her in the air in the hotel pool. (Thanks Allison for the picture!) (By the way, that is an 18-24 months swimsuit (Zoe is 4-1/2) and the bottoms were fallling off of her.)