This past week has been one filled with lots of wonderful celebrations as Hannah and I celebrated Chinese New Year with many friends.
Our first party was a large one with many other families and was hosted by our local Families with Children from China (FCC) group. We attended it with a group of friends from our agency who travelled to Hunan the summer after Hannah and I were there. Hannah was most excited to have her face painted like a beautiful butterfly and she spent much time enjoying her new look in a little mirror they gave her.
We enjoyed a delicious 10 course Chinese dinner with friends and my sweet butterfly fell asleep in the car on the way home. She was sad but understanding the next morning when we had to use moisturizer and a few baby wipes to remove her butterfly before church.
The second CNY party was a bit of an impromptu one when last Friday’s storm caused us to reschedule a party with friends. I live on a major street so it was kept ploughed. Some of the side streets, Ange’s included did not have their streets ploughed until more than 24 hours after the storm which kept them housebound. Liz had ordered a cake that needed to be picked up so she also picked up Asian food for us in the same plaza. She had to be creative when she came to some snow drifts but made it through. These storms cause for creative driving for sure!
e are the girls posing with the beautiful cake Liz had ordered for our party. It’s easy to say we only put a dent into it but it appeared bigger as the girls both wanted the snake so we cut it right down the middle!
We were able to reschedule Friday’s party to Sunday afternoon. Here Hannah is playing with Ava’s lion costume.
From Hannah and I, Gung Hay Fat Choi!