Thursday, January 29, 2009

We enjoyed learning about China and celebrating the Chinese New Year! The kids loved finding out about there animal and were excited that the new babe will be born in the year of the ox! :)
This was a great book we found at our library, it is put out by the Boston Children's Museum which is suppose to be fantastic! We have also been reading The Story about Ping, and we found this old VHS tape at the library and had a blast watching it!

So Sunday night we had our New Years Eve feast! We had dumplings which represent gold bars and prosperity!

This was our prosperity platter (little fingers had already gotten into it) and I forgot to pull the tangerine and honey dew melon out to put on there! Opps! Starting on the left and going clockwise, dried black mission figs, dried pineapple, dried dragon fruit, dried edame, dried pomelo, and the center are multi grain crackers with soy sauce!

Sorry I forgot to get a picture until we had dug in!! Here are our noodles and veggies, you eat noodles on New Years for a long life! I'd hate to have rice that night! :)
The next day we enjoyed a bit more fun!
We were awaiting guests so we had the front door decorated!

We made lamps Sunday night after dinner and hung them up!

Then with our friends we watched a dragon dance video and them made our own dragons! Riley's on top, then Jake's, then Fern's! You tube has some great dragon dance videos! :)

Here is our own for your enjoyment, and yes Riley is my ham!


Anonymous said...

WOW. I love this. I love the lanterns. And I'm so glad to have a schooling post, I really needed a fix! Your door looks really good too :) What a mom!

Anonymous said...

Oh ya, and that comment was from me! opps! But you probably could have guessed... That book looks really good. Love, Lisa

Danna said...

I did guess silly! :)

carrie said...

I had fun reading the kids The Story About Ping and Christopher had fun dancing around with his dragon! Thanks!

kathy said...

Looks like fun. Hunter had fun eating with chopsticks.