Happy New Year! Ahhhh -- the year of the rat --not a fan of rodents really, but happy new year to all! We attended a local Vietnamese Tet celebration last Friday evening as we were unable to attend the Chinese New Year celebration. Maddy and Mei enjoyed the Lion Dance and had a few snacks and then asked to go to their favorite hangout -- McDonalds -- where they played on the indoor playground to their heart's content! Mei's mom and I sat around and chatted, so even though it wasn't our first pick of places to eat, it turned out ok.
Another week of nasty weather around here. OY!! I slipped and fell on the ice on Monday morning going to get the car out of the garage - ouch -- that really really hurt! Tuesday, we got about 5-6 inches of snow so had a snow day today -- which was really nice. Maddy and I got to sleep late and had a day together making some valentine teddy bear bead thingys, doing laundry and dinking around.
Tomorrow, she is taking little Chinese stuffed bears to her classmates to celebrate the New Year. She LOVES her stuffed animals and picked the little bears to share with her kindergarten friends.
They had a little Chinese New Year celebration at school on Tuesday and the photo is from that. Sister Theresa had Maddy and some friends help her with passing out goodies. Maddy thought it was fun, but said the costume was hot!