It is Chinese new year today. It seems funny to celebrate, but really, why not? It gives the kids a chance to learn about another culture, and it is fun. Fun crafts and fun food and silly kids. It is a great. **While we were eating our yummy take out I asked Mitchie how was his dinner..."Mmmm, Chinaliscious!" he says.**
Let me rewind a little....last year Mitch went to a very multicultural preschool where several children spoke little to no english. We had a few special friends from China who made a great celebration for all of us for last years Chinese New Year...the fun stuck so when they knew this one was coming they wanted to celebrate. We started this day with some coloring and a craft.
We made paper lanterns to decorate with. The kids loved it. Avery was very proud of her lantern. To make it a little more special and meaningful to us we wrote on the bottom what we wished for our family this year(ie, love and happiness)Now those lanterns decorate our kitchen....they make it a little cozier i think!
My name is Leslie. I live in Virginia. I am a wife to Chris, a super husband/great daddy/army officer/PhD candidate. I am a mother to three very exciting kids, Avery and Mitchell, ages 13 and 10 and "baby" Delilah who is 5. I am a little crafty. I love fabric, quilting and I love my friends and family. I hope here I can keep up with all of you that are so very far away.
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