It's the year of the Ox. We are easing our way into the Chinese celebrations. I love watching how others choose to do it and then picking out what works for our family. Today our FCC playgroup met at a chinese restaurant and we all had lunch together. The children were all dressed in their Chinese outfits. We really had a fun time! It was our first year attending the gathering and this is one event that we will hope to do yearly! Sarah enjoyed trying to teach us how to say "Happy New Year" (with a little help from the waiter)! She also thought it was quite funny listening to us as we our attempted to speak Chinese.
We will be going to an FCC Midwest celebration next weekend! We have really enjoyed meeting many of the local families that have adopted from China. It has become a wonderful support group for us. It is so nice for our children to see other families that are like ours. It just reinforces that it is okay to have caucasian parents and asian children - they can see that we are not the only family that is like that- parents and children do not have to look alike!