Sunday, February 24, 2008
Chinese New Year Party
I apologize that it has taken me awhile to post these pictures. Thankfully, Aunt Vici sent me some additional photos which reminded me to get my act in gear (thank you Vici). It was a wonderful party. Hannah had a great time playing with all of her friends and family. She was so exhausted from playing hostess that she was asleep by 6:30pm (she usually goes to bed at 9:00). We served a variety of Chinese foods along with cheese and crackers - you can't go wrong with cheese and crackers. My first attempt at crab rangoon dip was a big hit. I'm going to try some new recipes next year. I found a website that you can order fortune cookies in any favor imaginable and we also able to customize the fortunes. http://www.fancyfortunecookies.com
We tried to observe some chinese traditions, Hannah got a hair cut, she swept away last year with a broom and we made a shrine to our ancestors complete with oranges. All the kids got to make a foam dragon (known to be a protector of children in China). I invited several adoptive families that we had the pleasure of meeting in the area. It was very nice to talk with them and give them some hope in this very long wait. Maybe they'll be bringing one more to our celebration next year! Thank you to everyone for coming and we hope to see more friends next year.