Tuesday, February 08, 2011

{Year of the Rabbit}

Saturday we headed down to L.A.'s Chinatown to watch the Golden Dragon parade. I really enjoy teaching my kids about their culture, actually cultures in general, but it's a big plus if the cultural event has something to do with their ethnicity and heritage.

Things to remember from that day:
+So glad I don't live in L.A.
+Asian people LOVE my kids. I stopped counting how many of them asked to take pictures of our kids and hold Jonas. One lady grabbed Jonas from Bret's hands.
+Asian people age extremely well. It made me very happy I am 1/4 Chinese.
+Beautiful, vibrant colors everywhere you looked.
+Getting some new pets in the Grover household (this deserves it's own post)
+Dim Sum and BBQ pork rolls.
+tan lines in February
+strings and strings of red firecrackers going off
+ 2 1/2 hour parade

You know I just had to capture the little ninja mullet/rat tail...


banananutmeg said...

check out the stranger lady holding your baby! Everyone looks so happy! I think I love Chinese New year.

whitneyingram said...

Seeing these makes me really miss living in Southern California. I miss the cultural diversity so much. I miss all the opportunities for my children to see how other people do things.

And I always loved people loving my children. It never bothered me to let people hold my babies. I have little blondies and some many mamacitas wanted to touch their little heads.

If you have now experienced Chinatown, next you need to check out the clothing district. Talk to Anna Marie. And you also need to experience the LA Temple. It is beautiful and enormous. Go with your husband and then hit up Apple Pan for dinner.

Dang it. I miss my California. Counting down until my next visit in a few weeks.

Slice of life said...

loving the mullet and Jonas pouting in his pushchair/buggy. ( I cant think of the word you us in The States... Sorry)

Cassie and Mitch said...

whoa the last picture really is incredible :)

Hayley said...

lol. it's been a while since we have seen some mullet action around here! i like!

Cristy said...

White ninja with a mullet?! So wrong on so many different levels. :)

Looks like an awesome family outing! I love it when Asian people stare at my kids with a perplexed look on their face, then look back at me.

If someone snatches Jonas out of my hands when I finally get to hold him, I will punch them. Nuff said.

Sarah said...

Oh my. That ninja mullet. It's amazing.

It looks like an absolutely wonderful day! I love Mailee sleeping in the lawn chair and that all of the ladies tried to snatch, and did, mister Jonas. How could you resist that little man? I totally understand :)

{natalie} said...

that looks like a fun day. i love stuff like that. my fav is when they throw candy at parades.

i also loved that red snake thing...so bright and colorful.