Sunday, January 22, 2012

year of the dragon

We are having fun getting ready to celebrate Chinese New Year tomorrow. Honestly, in the middle of winter, with ice outside that really is not good for playing in, any excuse for celebration is a good one. And what's better than getting to eat our favorite Chinese foods, read silly fortunes, and make a cool craft?
After seeing an idea on Pinterest, we gathered what supplies we had on hand and all four of us got into the action tonight, making our Chinese New Year Dragon.  Some plastic cups, cut up paper towel rolls for spacers, yarn, and streamers quickly formed our dragon, with an appropriately scary face created by daddy and the girlie.
You'll notice the girlie's toothless grin, and the tongue stuck in the hole...she lost that top front tooth this afternoon and the tongue has been a permanent fixture in the vacancy!
I love our dragon. He hangs over our kitchen/ family room overlook, where he can proudly observe our festive dinner tomorrow!

Xin Nian Kuai Le, 新年快乐, which I hope means "Happy New Year" (if I believe an internet source!) or something else entirely...but a happy Chinese new year to you all!

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