We have celebrated Chinese New Year every year since Lucy joined our family.
I put up decorations, have a big bowl of mandarins, red envelopes for the kids and I always have a little gift for Lucy. I seem to have run out of the little things I picked up in China, so this year I went to the local asian market and bought Lucy a BIG bag of her favorite crackers!
Lucy wore her Chinese dress to school, brought a book about CNY for her teacher to read to the class and fortune cookies!
We all love it and love that it makes Lucy feel so special...not that she is lacking in that! :)
The past couple of years we have gone to a local Chinese restaurant, had dinner and seen an authentic Dragon Dance. This year our friend's the Brown's hosted a wonderful dinner at their home to celebrate our Girl's heritage.
I brought home so many dresses for Lucy from China. She was SO excited when we pulled out the size 6 this year and it was this gorgeous fuschia/hot pink...it is her favorite color right now!
The boys are so great...the love celebrating this tradition with Lucy and make a BIG deal over her dress every year!
Faith has been home one year. It has been so fun to be able to watch her grow, blossom and bond with her wonderful family. Lucy and Faith are both Hunan "Spicy" Girls!!
Dawn worked so hard and set two fabulous tables, made tons of food, and made these cute rabbit cookies for Year of the Rabbit!
Dawn & Lucy
Faith's Jie Jie, Kylee....Lucy loves Kylee!