Friday, February 29, 2008

Teddy bear tea party

Instead of doing a real post of my own, I would like to direct you to Ladybug Journals to see a slideshow of the birthday party Rachel and I went to today. It was Isabelle's 2nd birthday, and she invited all her playgroup friends to celebrate with her.

All morning as I watched the six little girls playing, I was struck by how beautiful and amazing they all are, and what lucky mommies we are. Rachel looked around and said "My friends", and it just melted my heart. Though they don't fully realize it yet, they are so very blessed to have each other. They share the same heritage, and the same story that is both heart-breaking and joyous. As they grow they will have this group of friends that can understand like no one else can, and I think this is a very great gift for them all.

Friday, February 22, 2008

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Our New Year's Celebration

We had a fun family celebration of Chinese New Year. After we had our meal of homemade Chinese food, we lit fireworks and sparklers outside. Here are the links to the recipes for the pork dumplings, orange chicken, and lychee and ginger ice cream if anyone is interested.

Monday, February 04, 2008

Xin nian yu kuai!

Last night we went to the Chinese Cultural Association's New Year celebration. We had a great time! On Thursday we'll be having a special meal here at home where I'll attempt to make dumplings, sesame noodles, orange chicken, lychee ice cream and almond cookies.