Thursday, February 7, 2008

Happy Chinese New Year!!!

Happy Chinese New Year!

Emma is so excited about celebrating CNY, her preschool class has been celebrating all week. The sensory table has been decorated in red and gold and also has a dragon on it and they have made lion masks for a parade. We brought in envelopes for her to give her friends. Instead of placing money in the envelopes though, we added chocolate kisses. I'm thinking 3 and 4 year olds will prefer chocolate over money!

This morning as we headed out the door, Emma made a quick trip up to her bedroom and brought down her "China bear" to bring to school. This is something we sent to her after we received our referral but before we traveled to China to get her. Much to our surprise she did have the little bear with her on the day we became a forever family. The orphanage director gave us pictures of her taken at the orphanage and she has the little bear with her in most of them. I asked her why she was taking "China bear" today for CNY and she told me it was because I had sent it to her in China. I thought it was really sweet of her, even if it doesn't have anything to do with celebrating the new year. My sweet little dumpling ...

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