Saturday, February 27, 2010

A Happy Chinese Valentine New Year

One wonderful thing about having a daughter from China is that you get to add another holiday to your year...Chinese New year! I really do try and celebrate this holiday, either by having a party, or by just doing some things around the house, decorating, talking about it, and teaching the girls more about Chinese New Year.

We had fresh flowers and fresh fruit around the house which is something that both holidays encorportate into the festivities!

I gave the girls each a chinese paper lantern, and they decorated them with stickers and foam cutouts.

Later we made valentine cupcakes and ate them with Jasmine tea. Delicious!

Then it was Lilybelle's (yes, she has officially changed her name, and she let's everyone know about it! I have no idea how she came up with this, but she is determined to keep this as her name and corrects us and anyone else if we try and call her by her real name) turn to eat cupcakes, her favorite part! As you can see she is happy as can be with her little cupcake. It was a great day. I hope you had a happy chinese valentine new year too!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Wow... you really outdid me for CNY! Fun stuff and the roses are gorgeous!