Today we had to get back to the store to buy Peter another bicycle for next week. He found a nice green one that he was tickled with - new and shiny for about $35 US. We also found an invaluable space heater which we are really enjoying tonight!
Before we went, Sophie really needed a bath. Unfortunately all we have here is a shower so here is her improvised bathtub which she doesn't seem to mind except our apartment is quite cold.
Upon leaving our apartment, we saw some neighbors had put out some ducks to dry in the sun. Yum.
... and here we are on the way to a Kung Fu demonstration. The main in back of Peter was intensely interested in us. I was afraid he was going to crash by not watching the road!
The Kung Fu master did some fingertip pushups. Not to be outdone, I had Jack get on my back and I did a few :)
Ok I wasn't going to try this anytime soon!
He showed us a few different stances. I had to force Peter and Jack to participate but then they started to enjoy it.
Jack had a pretty high, powerful kick!
... showing us some punches...
... and the Master is giving Jack some numchuck lessons. Don't hit yourself in the head, Grasshopper!
... a very scary picture of Sue. She had this same expression on her face all day, it wasn't just the Kung Fu lesson.
On the way home, we happened upon an outdoor Chinese Opera. We really enjoyed listening to it for awhile, until Peter said, "They call that MUSIC??"
Some scenes of the Yuan Yuan (Good Luck) Park where the Chinese Opera had taken place.
There are many of these elaborate plant sculptures around the city. This one is especially beautiful with the Golden Arches showing prominently in the background.
Tonight we had noodles at a chain noodle shop and the boys are outside now playing badminton in the dark, on a new patch of grass that was planted yesterday. I hope it can take all of their tromping around!