Sunday, February 10, 2013

Happy Chinese New Year!

Good morning everyone!  Happy Chinese New Year!

Gung Hay Fat Choy.  

Today marks the beginning of the Year of the Snake in Chinese culture.

To help celebrate Chinese New Year, Anne dressed up in one of her favorite Chinese outfits.  She got out her pinata from her third birthday party when she asked me not to break it, but to save it instead!

Here are some of the photos we took this morning:

We celebrated by looking at some favorite old books:

Looked over the poster about China we made:

And read through her "life book" and an old scrapbook that I made right after we got home from China - I made it in 2004.

But the thing that Anne wanted to do the most this morning was go out to play in the snow!

Making snow angels:

And here's that great smile:

Enjoy your Sunday and don't forget to celebrate the Year of the Snake!


  1. Gung Hay Fat Choy!

    Growing up, our next door neighbor was Chinese and she would invite all the children in the neighborhood over for a New Year's celebration, complete with traditional items (red envelopes and oranges) and non-traditional as well (a New Year's layer cake, with Gung Hay Fat Choy spelled out across the top using Alphabits cereal). Good times!

  2. Aw, what a nice day! Looks like she put a lot of work into her display board :)
    Happy New Year!

  3. You'll make a great page with the pinata photo! Good for her. . . keeping that even at age 3. Have a great week.

  4. I love all of this Sharon, how wonderful to have these memories with her each year. She's so lucky to have you as a mom. She takes such cute pictures, love her smile. Kids never get tired of the snow do they!! Happy New Year!

    Saw the post below, glad to see your enjoying the class and trying new things. I've just started and still need to do the first lesson.
    Have a good week!

  5. Oh, this is ever so fun! LOVE that you're sharing so much of Anne's heritage with her! She'll never forget and be grateful, to you, FOREVER for that!


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