ni hao

chloe's been planning a trip to china for about 2 years now.

she talks about her china-bound plans daily.

"to see the baby pandas!"
"i'm going to climb the bamboo & eat with those stick things!"

today she packed her bags.

hello kitty mirror, baby chinchilla pet shop,
"where do kisses come from" golden book,

a few ponies, and a teddy bear.

she came in the kitchen with her strawberry shortcake backpack strapped on,
& with all the excitement a 4 year old can muster,

"k, i packed my backpack for the airport, brushed my teeth, and ate munch (lunch)....now i'm all ready to go to china!!!"

i then had the parental duty to inform her that
china is very far away &
that we'd hafta save our pennies for many moons to go there...

i basically crushed her hopes & dreams.

she cried.
for a long while.
large, disappointed, china-loving tears.


i hope that one day
chloe gets to explore china.

and i dream that she gets to climb bamboo, eat with chopsticks & even meet her friend kia-lan.

...but in the meantime,
i told her we'd hit up wetzel pretzel at the mall for family date night.

she was thoroughly satisfied.


Kristina Wilson said...

awww! :) cute girl. I hope she gets to visit China someday too! :)

Coree Adams said...

I love this! She should do lion dancing with Dane and Ash. I think Robby is going to teach them.

Sassy said...

I hope she gets to go to China too....everyday at one time or another during preschool...she would tell us she was going to China to see the panda's......I LOVE HER!!!!!!! I LOVE HER DREAMS!

Bev said...

I think she's going to go on a Mission to China someday. She'd look adorable as a Sister Missionary on a bike with her Strawberry Shortcake back pack on.......
Adorable for sure!!

granny said...

I wish I had a dollar for every time I've heard her talk about going to China...we'd almost have enough money to send her! Love her sweet dream...hope she can go someday. {are pandas nice?}

Cyri said...

Man! I could only dream about exploring outside of Idaho, let alone China! :) She is SO ambitious- shell be there sooner that she thinks!

rachbechep said...

ah. makes me smile. maybe i should start saving some pennies for her. :)

heather said...

What to do you want to bet she serves a mission in China??

This is so sweet. They probably don't have the pandas and "sticks" that she wants, but maybe she'd like it?


runningfan said...

Kids have big dreams! I hope hers come true!

•stephanie• said...

wetzel pretzel???
come on mom!
at least you could spring for panda express.

Britney {Jesses Girl} said...

how cute. i love the things she decided were important enough to pack for China. simply adorable. and i LOVE wetzel pretzel. mmmmmm.

Unknown said...

or the Mekong market,( Dobson/1st Ave) take her there she would love that or the japanese palace in Phoenix, she would love that, the San diego zoo with the pandas that sleep in the trees? disneyland, California Adventures, the Beach. LOL She is a doll and a good little girl that loves to hope!

and your hair makes you so beautiful, look at the beauty of you that came out. Wow, I mean Myron much be speechless.
and where can I find a cheap, affordable, good beautician?
I had one for 11 years and stopped him, LOL

happy days for Chloe as p.s. I watched her President video now oh say 100 times. LOL

mademoisellechitchat said...

How about the Chinese Cultural Center?

Lisa Romer Keele said...

You've got to LOVE little girls!

Emily, Julia, and Annie said...

Um stop it right now with your adorable hair!! I may have to become your hair twin. Be prepared..

Jenny Johnson said...

Seriously? I don't think she could be any cuter! She MUST take after her mom.

The Wizzle said...

wow, great picture! Chloe is so funny. A visit to Wetzel's Pretzel's heals a great many ailments in my house, too. My kids love that place!

Staci said...

I'll go with her!!! China will always hold a special place in my heart & I miss it dearly!