Friday, February 22, 2008

Chinese New Year Cub Scout Style

Wow! That's all I can say. Just, Wow! Oh, and then there's, yeah it's over! And I can't forget, thank goodness for Den moms and just Moms in general!

What a night last night was. Dave and I have been preparing for last night for forever. At least it feels that way. There has been lots of thinking, planning, running around shopping, meeting with our commitee, asking for ideas, oh yeah and spending our entire weekend last weekend making a dragon. Other than Dave and I just being too crunched for time and not being able to have things all set up early enough everything went really well. And even that wasn't too bad because we had so many people helping us out. Except that for those of you that know me can probably guess it made me really grumpy.

We had a great guest speaker. He even made me want to be Chinese as he spoke about how much respect for elders was important in their culture! (was that Chase who just ran by after we asked him to help set tables?)

The food was fantastic. Dave asked me this morning if I had already taken Dana Spears left over food back to her. I said yes and he was sorely disappointed that he couldn't eat it himself.

The best part of the night though was as expected our dragon parade. It was complete with a festival dragon, little masked dragons running around, some very dragon sounding webelos, authentic festival music and best of all (in the minds of most of the kids) fireworks! OK so we were in the church and couldn't have real fireworks, but the bubblewrap was just as fun!

Enjoy the video!


Cissy said...

I know you don't know me, but we're trying to plan our Blue & Gold for March. You mentioned you had great food...can you post recipes or the menu? Thanks.

Anonymous said...

I love the video--it looks like that was the most fun those kids had ever had in the church before:)

The Seaquist Family said...

Seriously Jen (and Dave), one of the best activities we have been to in this ward. On our way home Derek told me to make SURE to tell you that we are pretty choosy about what we attend (as large activities tend to be a little difficult for Christian) and this was awesome. You guys really did a great job. Sorry we couldn't stay to the understand - melt down. Thanks for including us. Christian is still talking about it.

Fisher Family said...

Bubblewrap...perfect. You guys are so creative. Makes me miss the days going to these w. my brothers when they were in boy scouts.

Willie said...

Love the big dragon! Did you make that? It's so cool!

Sarah said...

Jennifer, you amaze me...everything you do is always so cool! I love blogs because I love seeing what is new with you guys! Sara is beautiful and the other kids are all getting so grown up too!

Dana said...

I seriously wish I could have gone! I was soooo sick that night, though. Stuart LOVED it!! He was talking a million miles a minute when he got back. I was so out of it, though, I don't think I was able to wrap my brain around what he was saying. I was happy to see this video.