Ready to celebrate:
It was so sweet to see Mia and Meaghan all dressed in their Chinese outfits. Michelle had decorated the house with Chinese lanterns and signs ~ it look very festive and pretty. There was also a stuffed RAT (it is the year of the rat you know!) sitting on the table ~ our celebration was on its way!
"Hi Auntie Lisa, I cannot wait for Paige to celebrate with us...next year!"
"Thank you for my birthday balloons!"
Michelle, Lisa and myself worked side by side in the kitchen to prepare our dishes; Michelle made a pork dish in the slow cooker and her dumplings were a hit, Lisa prepared a shrimp stir fry that was delicious; and I made the chicken. We had a blast cooking together ~ we were all pleased with the end results! Our dinner was a success!
Eddie tries out the chop sticks
I want to thank Michelle and Mike again for hostessing a wondeful CNY! It is the beginning of a wonderful tradition we will share each year with our families. We look forward to having Paige home with us for our 2009 celebration ~ we'll be pros by then!
Chinese New Year begins on February 7th this year ~ we'd like to wish everyone a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year!