New year and back to blogging!
Nothing like a new set of Chinese New Year clothes to put a smile on your face. Sojo's been under the weather this week, and even though she didn't go to school today, she spent all day in her shiny Chinese clothes. As we left for school this morning, there were promises of a yummy Chinese dinner along with a gift for CNY 2011. Momo, our nanny/housekeeper/cook/wonderwoman, made one of Sojo's favorite recipes from when we lived in China--lo mi (fried rice with cilantro and pork-yum!), and we had some steamed buns to go along with the rice. But all focus was really on the present, so we opened it midway through. These lucky cats are found everywhere in China as they mean that more money will come your way, and when Sojo was really little, we had to stop by this one shop window every time we passed just to look at the lucky cat. She was almost as enthralled with our new golden cat as she was all those years ago. A little red envelope hong bao will be waiting for her tomorrow with a bit of spending money in it. I know our girl has had her eye on a small, glittery disco ball at a nearby shop. She's a bit of a magpie lately with the love of all things shiny.