We've been busy getting ready for Chinese New Year. The little's have been very excited and have talked about this day for a long time. We made Chinese lanterns and hung them all over the dining room.
We made tea eggs.
Best of all...we dressed in our finest silks! The girls were pumped and couldn't wait to have their hair pulled up in a bun.
Jackson wasn't too sure about dressing in this weird feeling clothing, but soon thought he looked pretty handsome.
We stuffed ourselves on the yummiest Hot Pot ever! It is one of our favorite meals! I added the party crackers just for fun. I found them on clearance after Christmas and thought they would add a bit of fun to our meal. And they sure did! Raina does not like the noise at all! However, she loved the crown and little ring inside!
We gave each other red envelopes as is the Chinese New Year tradition. However, we put our own little spin on it. Instead of giving money, we wrote notes of encouragement/scripture for each family member. It was neat to see what each child came up with. lol
Happy Chinese New Years!!!