Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Ni-hao! Gung Hay Fat Choy!!!!

Say what?!?!

Hello and Happy New Year!! No I'm not really behind, I do realize that January 1st was over a month ago. But did you realize that the Chinese New Year was just last week? Did you also know that it's traditionally a 15 day long celebration? We are still working on our study of China and having a great time. We have red lanterns hanging in the dining room and we've made our own lanterns. We've tried Chinese foods like chow mein, egg rolls, Chinese pork. Alison tried and liked the crunchy chow mein noodles. So did Ian. We got a video from the library that showed kids cooking Chinese food and even though we didn't follow their recipes, it was fun to watch and learn from them.

Weatherwise the snow just keeps piling up. It is crazy. Dan and I were talking that this is more like the winters we remember from when we were kids. The big snow banks along the driveway and at all the corners. The worst part is that it's been so cold that Alison hasn't been able to go out and try her sled on the snow piles. The sun is actually shining today. It's been a long time since we've seen it. I could never live further north where they have months of no sun at all.

Ian's last molar (for now) finally popped through the other day. It gave him a horrible time. Now we have the eye teeth to go and I'm scared. Seems like those have been really rough for our other baby friends. I hope his pop through without giving him so much pain.

That's about it for now. I'm trying not to go so long between updates.

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