Happy Chinese New Year
Last night we hosted our Chinese New Year party! We had a great time, with great friends! We started this tradition last year, and each family made a Chinese dish (to the best of our abilities :) , we ate with chopsticks and tried to honor our daughters birth countries and customs as best we could. We look forward to this each year and switch houses - according to who came home: last year Meaghan's family hosted the party since she came home May '07, Mia came home next in Sept '07, and it looks like Owen will be coming home next month; and then Miss Paige in the spring!
It's beginning to look a lot like Chinese New Year:
~ Daddy with his China Princess ~
The menu consisted of chicken lo mein, shrimp stir fry, Peking pork chops, chicken fried rice, soup, dumplings . . . wow! Each family made a delicious dish and afterwards we asked Ken (Michelle's exchange student from China) how we all did - did anything taste like it did back home? Ken, being very politically correct, went down the list of dishes and complimented EVERY one ~ he is one great kid and we all feel so lucky getting to know him !
~ China Sisters ~
they will meet their little brother, Owen
Meggie helps Mia open a present
thank you Meggie I love it!!
Thank you so much Mia just adored it
(as I'm sure you noticed :)
(Mia's birthday is next Monday!!)
Thank you all for the gift of your friendship. The bond we all share is so very special and will only continue to grow from here. We look so forward to meeting our two newest "members"; Owen and Paige - that is when we will be complete. Next year, we will ALL be together ~ what a very special celebration that will be ~