On Friday we went and got Sarah's new prosthetic eye! We left early in the morning and drove 3 hours to the ocularist's office. He had made a wax form based on the impression he had taken of the eye socket, and he tested it to see if it fit. And that was really fun......NOT. When he was satisfied enough that he could paint it correctly with the iris/pupil in the right place (even though it was very difficult to tell anything from all the crying), he took it out and we were free to go spend a few hours killing time while he created and painted the eye. It's amazing, really how they do it so perfectly! So, Daddy Mommy and Sarah had a lovely time walking around stores and relaxing at a restaurant, just the three of us. Then we went back to the office, put the eye in, and that was that! We were thrilled with how it turned out! She doesn't even seem to notice it's in, and it does move some with her other eye. Amazing!! Also, once it's in, it takes barely any care at all. We don't even have to remove it unless it gets goopy or something. She even sleeps in it.
Then yesterday, we went to a Chinese New Year celebration put on by a local church. It was really fun, and I am glad that Sarah will have these types of opportunities to see and learn more about China as she gets older.
Having snacks and drinks. Ben said, "Chinese lemonade is good." ; )
Here we all are! We wore red for the occasion! (Even though Ben's is a USA shirt.)
Getting ready to watch the performance
The dragon part was cool!
No CNY celebration is complete without fireworks, so the kids did the next best thing. They made fireworks SOUNDS on a whole lot of bubble wrap! Sarah loved it. (And just look at that perfect eye...)
Happy New Year!