Saturday, January 24, 2009

Xin Nian Kuai Le

Happy Chinese New Year! We welcomed in the year of the ox a few days early with a special trip downtown to a gorgeous old library that had a special children's celebration. Sojo loved the lion dance and didn't seem to mind that it was very loud. Thankfully, we still have a Chinese dress that fits her, and she got pretty excited to put it for the special day. At this stage in life, she is usually quite stubborn about what she wants to wear, so building things up is awful important. Even she admitted that this morning required special attire.... "I can't wear my guitar shirt," she told me.

Finding myself missing the hooplah of China a bit now during this festive time. On the flip side, Sojo would be so bundled up from the cold that we couldn't see how gorgeous she looks in her qi pao. Xin Nian Kuai Le!


Rebecca said...

Man, she is so beautiful. Not that beauty is the end all be all. She is (apparently) smart and funny too. Happy Spring Festival!

Popo and Nana and Gong Gong and Granda said...

Oh my goodness. I agree with Rebecca. She is beautiful. So sweet that she knew this was a special day. How wonderful that you are sharing her culture and helping her see the specialness in the day. How fun for all of you to make this a family tradition. Blessings on your day with love.