Sunday, February 10, 2008

Happy Chinese New Year!


The Chinese New Year was actually on February 7th. Our FCC (Families with children from China) had our CNY celebration this past Saturday, so I wanted to wait and post after that.

Happy New Year... below in Chinese

gung hay fat choy - Cantonese (Sophie's dialect)
gong xi fa cai - Mandarin (Ella's dialect)


This is the Year of the rat. If you were born in the following years, you are also a rat....1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008, 2020, 2032.

The rat is ambitious, a problem solver, and loose with the purse strings. They are also volatile, suspicious, critical, and power hungry. Their fields of success are writing, movie criticism, and public relations. They get along well with the monkey and dragon, but not with the horse!

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Our 2 China Princesses.....



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with their "lucky" red envelopes


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with their Mommy



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with their good friend



Some fun pictures of Sophie who begged me to put "2 pretties in her hair" for the occasion.
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The girls doing the traditional Chinese Ribbon Dance



and the Dragon Dance


Hey, look closely....does the cute little face of this dragon look familiar?


and peeking out from the middle would be Sophie!


watching Chinese dancers
I wanted to list some of the Chinese New Year customs, traditions, and superstitions...but there are many, so I will post a few now and share a few at a time in my posts throughout this month....just for fun!

*Do not use knives or scissors on New Year's Day as they might cut off fortune.

*It is considered unlucky to greet anyone in their bedroom so that is why everyone, even the sick, should get dressed and sit in the living room.

 

14 comments:

Robin said...

Thank you for posting those great photos! Your girls look beautiful as always! Love the silks!!!

Isabella's Mommy & Daddy(Kim & John) said...

Happy Chinese New Year...
The girls look sooo pretty in their outfits... and I LOVE all the pictures..
Have a Great Week..

Retta said...

Kung Hei Fat Choy from Hong Kong! The girls look beautiful, and Sophie's eyes look amazing!

Michelle said...

Happy New Year! Such beautiful pictures, of two very beautiful girls! Looks like it was a joyful welcome to the new year.

Sheri said...

Your girls look so adorable in their outfits! Happy Chinese New Year!

OH MY #6 said...

They are just too cute for words. Thank you for sharing all this. I love it!

Have a great day.

Lea

redmaryjanes said...

The girls are so beautiful!! I love their outfits and it looks like your CNY celebration was the best I've seen so far!

mommy24treasures said...

looks like you had SO much fun, the girls are beautiful and I am so glad there have been no complications after the procedure!

Mob said...

I love the little outfits. the girls look beautiful. What fun time. Looks likes Sophies eyes are getting better!

my3 kids said...

What beautiful pictures Michelle...the girls look so sweet in their outfits. Happy New Year to you and your family. xoxoxo

Tiffany said...

Happy Chinese New Year!
Your girls look so beautiful! Love the pictures!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

~~ said...

How precious...I just "sighed" when I saw the girls picture with you. Happy Chinese New Year. May it bring you peace and love!
Patricia

missy said...

These are such sweet pictures. Your girls look so beautiful in their outfits and I love Sophie's "pretties". You are one blessed mommy!

Dawn said...

Your girls look so beautiful in their Chinese outfits!!

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