Saturday, July 17, 2010

Celebrating One Month

Hard to believe - Sunday, July 11th marked one month since our return from Seoul.  How the time has flown by - it is becoming hard to remember life 'before Zander'.  He has been such a blessing in our lives and we continue to be amazed by him!

We celebrated the day by attending the Dragon Festival at Phalen Lake in St. Paul ( - an annual celebration of Asian cultures in the Twin Cities.  Zander had his first bus ride on a big yellow school bus that served as a shuttle - he loved it after an uncertain first few minutes:
One of the major events at the festival is the competitive Dragon Boat Races.  Nearly 30 boats competed - we were excited to see that Medtronic's team, (Amy's employer, "Earl's Dragons"), finished 9th and that General Mill's team (Jim's employer, "Dragon Generals") finished 11th - great rowing!
We enjoyed some delicious Vietnamese cuisine for lunch.  Zander loved the eggrolls and parts of the Vietnamese sandwiches - he is a pretty good eater so far - definitely taking after his Daddy.  Next we visited the main performance stage and saw two different Filipino performances:
Here are Daddy, Nana Pat and Zander enjoying the performances:
As we were leaving, we also caught a fun Dragon Dance:
We left the festivities just in time - it started pouring while we were back on the school bus.  Zander was delighted because the windows were open, allowing him to feel the wind and rain on his face. 

The Dragon Festival was a special way for us to celebrate our first month as a family - we are so thankful that Zander is home!

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