How we celebrate around here.

It's the New Year here. As in Sri Lankan/Tamil New Year.
It is a pretty big deal, and we have joined in the festivities. When I say we, I really mean Jack and myself.  We really know how to celebrate.
Jack's school had an awesome assembly that included dancing and audience participation, and man, we both KILLED it.

Here I am participating in the traditional bun eating contest:

I had some fantastic pictures of him dancing, but unfortunately there were too many other children in the picture for me to post. 
(You know, not having permission from parents, and not sure how comfortable people are with their children's pictures on the interwebz.)

Jack getting ready to perform.  

 Jack smashing a clay pot. I really don't know much about what is behind smashing the clay pot, but it is a tradition, and I love traditions.

Thank you friends for all the pictures. 
None of these pictures were taken by me or with my camera, but obviously, I have chosen friends wisely.

Oh, and if you didn't already know, I chopped my hair.  Again. 


Liz said...

I am way impressed that you participated in the bun eating contest. You are awesome! Oh, and I love your new hair!

Emily H said...

Looks like fun and it's cool to see how traditions are!

So, I've been wanting to know: how does Mr. Whitaker feel about the hair chop?

I know the hair has been used to set several "conditions" in the past.

Oh, and you're smart not posting other kid's pics on the www. There was a family in my last ward who were MAJOR freakazoids about that. I wouldn't have normally thought twice about that kind of thing, but now I do. Smart cookie.

The Teeples Times said...

I love how you just got right into it! What an awesome mom you are!! How fun to do and experience new traditions.

Rebekah said...

You are an AWESOME mom!