So, this year, no dedicated blog post to January 31st. Instead, a dedicated blog post to our Chinese Firecracker and preserving her culture.
(Side note - if you look closely you can see that Lydia has a bit of a shiner ... an encouter with Jack's sweatshirt ... while said sweatshirt was being swung around Lydia fell victim to the zipper ...)
We also did a little decorating using last year's lanterns we made and some new foil paper stars.
We again dipped fortune cookies (and, admittedly, we know that fortune cookies are totally an American thing, but they do look pretty in red glitter). The kids got their red envelopes with money (chocolate coins).
We set off a lantern and let the arctic breeze take it away (a balmy 4 degrees earlier this evening ...).
And, we even celebrated at work in honor of our colleagues in China.
Such a rich holiday ... may we always preserve the beauty of her culture!
Happy Chinese New Year!!!