Although Josie has gotten much better since the beginning of the week, she is still not strong enough to attend her Chinese School and the party this evening. As you can imagine, she's disappointed, but Chris and I just can't take any chances with her. The event is being videotaped, so at least she will be able to watch it later. It also helps that I'm also going into her classroom to teach a lesson on Chinese New Year and we will be having a party with her classmates on 2/12.
Despite her absence, I have committed to finishing out my obligations and I spent several hours with the Chinese New Year party Friday evening. One of the main decorations are 50+red lanterns that will be centerpieces on each of the tables at the Public Museum. One of the professors at my University volunteered his time and talents to paint Chinese characters on the lanterns.
While Emma babysits Josie this afternoon, Chris will be helping me transport and set up the decorations at the Museum. I promise to share more pictures. Have a beautiful Saturday.