Saturday, November 15, 2008
I am also proud to say that I am president of that amazing group. The group of which I speak is Families with Children from China - South Florida (FCCSF) We also have members with children from other Asian Countries as well. We are very inclusive.
The seeds of this group started taking root in mid 2005 and by the end of that year we had formed our board and had taken the first baby steps in making it the amazing group that it is today. Our group has social events monthly as well as play groups, Chinese New Year Celebration, Autumn Moon festival and National Adoption Month Picnic, holds a charitable event annually, has begun an education program for the parents and now a weekly cultural class for the children and communicates through a Yahoo group where the support and love flow as freely as the shopping posts.
Today, we held our National Adoption Awareness Month Picnic and it was absolutely amazing..I know, I know..I keep using that word...but there really is no other superlative that describes it as well.
We had a full schedule for the children as well as food, drink and fun. It ran the gamut from a bounce house, balloon animals, face painting, relay races, Dora the Explorer, A demonstration by a local occupational therapist on fun OT exercises with the kiddos and the Coral Springs Chinese Cultural Association demonstrated calligraphy, paper folding and Chinese Yo Yo by the students. Everyone left happy and quite full. We had a few new prospective members that were excited about what our group is all about.
I have great love in my heart for the members of this group. The group is really one of my great passions and I do my best to make sure it not only survives but actually grows and thrives like our children do.
Above is a slide show with no captions but the many pictures speak volumes of the fun that was had.
Below is a video of a relay race that turned into a fun free for all. Enjoy!
Posted by Life with JJ, Starr and Spice at 9:31 PM