It almost went entirely ignored, due to...you know...life. But with some help from my mama who loves her Chinese grandson a whole bunch, and a sudden burst of ambition on my part, we did our part.
Started out with a little bit of this, which you'd presume would sufficiently wear out Princess Firecracker enough for her to nap. But alas. No nap, second day in a row. Shu didn't do any leaping off the windowsill. I just included him 'cause he's cute. The Chinese silks (and by "silks," I mean polyester)...perfect for vigorous activity...until Hummus Girl ripped a huge section of her hem. Dangit.
Here's what's for dinner. Ain't no shame in it, especially since I already showed you my dining room table. Thanks, Tai Pei. I also made a huge pan of homemade fried rice.
And for dessert? Some would go this route.
We kept it simple this year. Mama knows her limitations.
Got some decent pics of all four kids in their Chinese outfits (someone's legs are looking positively chunky!), and my lovely sis-in-law who joined us for dinner took one of us all. Please excuse Dr. Husband's lack of appropriate dress. Did some of you find outfits for dad on Shamian or elsewhere? We didn't.
So, a valiant effort. Yay, us! We might check out a CNY event this weekend at a city museum. New traditions...new experiences...small ways to honor the culture of our son's birth. 恭禧發財!