10 Feb 2013

Year of the Snake

For those of you that partake, we wish you a

Happy Chinese New Year, the year of the Snake.

I showed the girls CNY images this morning and Lily chose this one to represent the year
Rosie chose this image
There isn't much happening around these parts to celebrate so we did our own thing. Next weekend our local FCC group is having a lovely bash but we will be at a swim meet.

The girls like to take something into to school to share with their friends and so we dipped some fortune cookies in melted chocolate and added some sprinkles. A very American twist to Chinese New year but they love making them and their classmates and teachers love them.

We have hung our lanterns and the girls received their red envelopes first thing this morning. I forgot to throw them outside the door and bring them back in again really quickly. Chinese tradition states that the first person to cross your threshold in the new year represents the kind of people that will be visiting you all year. I always try to make it one of the girls. Happy go lucky, fun loving, carefree, free spirited people are always welcome here. I also made sure the house was clean as tradition also states you must mop, sweep and clean away any bad luck from the previous year, so mop clean and sweep I did, somewhat frenetically.

There were sprinkles all over the place
Rosie made these. It took her ages. 
Gung Hay Fat Choy.


val said...

Happy CNY to you too!

Pam said...

Love the fortune cookies! Great idea! Can't wait to do it with Emma and the boys! Happy New Year!

Mother's Heart said...

We partake and Gong Xi Fa Cai! Happy Chinese New Year....came across your blog and wishing you a great year of the snake.

Vivian M said...

I love your fortune cookies! Happy Chinese New Year! I am a snake. :o)

Alyson and Ford said...

Happy Chinese New Year! We celebrated with our FCC group and will make Chinese lanterns this weekend. Love your idea of the chocolate and fortune cookies! I will steal that idea!

Alyzabeth's Mommy


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