Thursday, February 19, 2015

# crafts # cricut

Happy Chinese NewYear

Happy Chinese New Year!

We usually try and celebrate each year because for us, the Chinese culture is important. My kids have both learned first hand what it is to live in China and immigrant to the United States. When I was 17, my Aunt and Uncle adopted the first of nine children from mainland China. Over the years he had 8 brothers and sisters join the family. It has been wonderful to see them grow up. That first little boy just got married back in December which is so hard to believe that it has been 20 years since him and I would color and watch Busytown when I babysat.

Miss O likes to tell people she has a ton of cousins from China and she loves to swim with them. The ones still in school are always excited to see the cousins from Houston when we are back up. 

This year I made a whole bunch of Chinese food. Someone was surprised when I said I was cooking it rather than order (the favorite place was closed for the holiday). I made some pad thai noodles as well as having egg tools, spring tools and pot stickers. We had variety of Asian foods from the area.  

We had ventured to Chinatown this past Monday so I purchased a New Years mum and used the Print than cut feature on the Cricut to add the dragon. I also cut out simple Chinese letters and decorated the table using the traditional red and gold colors. 

I made super easy lanterns out of construction paper and had the kids color dragon masks.

It was a great time!

Thanks for stopping by!

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