Friday, January 31, 2014

Year of the Horse

Gong xi fa cai!

Happy New Year!

Here we are, in the year of the Horse. It's hard to believe that at this time last year, we were anxiously waiting for the CNY festivities to end so we could hear from the Chinese government and get on a plane for our sweet Annie!

It's almost a year later, and we're curious to see how she enjoys celebrating her first Chinese New Year with us. We have a party tomorrow where the Lion Dancers will come. We have no idea how she'll respond, but we've been watching YouTube videos to help prepare her.

Tonight, I made jiaozi (dumplings) and Dayna had a friend eat dinner with us.

Dayna gave lucky red envelopes to her class filled with chocolate coins, and later tonight, she and Annie will receive their own envelopes with "real" money.

I know we're a poor substitute for authentic Chinese culture for the girls, but it has been so much fun to learn more about their heritage as we've walked through life together with them.

Happy New Year to you all!

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