Sunday, January 25, 2009
Chinese New Year
Well we were setting the scene at the house with the chinese new year decorations going up. Ruby helped me put up the lanterns and the lantern lights. As for cleaning the house in preparation for the new year well let's just say nothing about that. On Sunday the 25th we travelled by train to Springvale were we met my Uncle Stu and Uncle Russell and their families. We enjoyed the celebrations along with all the other thousands of people. We watched the lions dance and got very scared when all the fire crackers went off. We enjoyed watching women in traditional costume singing and dancing and even got up and danced with the jazz band they had playing (that was after they had warmed up for about 20 minutes). Ruby went on a few rides with her cousin Jacob and once again it is affirmed that she is going to be dare devil. The weather was extremely hot but we got through and enjoyed an airconditioned trip back to in the train and ended the day with dinner at the Pancake Parlour. We were all very tired when we got home but it will be a day to remember.