Monday, February 11, 2008

CNY Celebration

Maddie hangs lanterns in the dining room

Our "Year of the Rat" Cake...Yummy!

Red Flowers for Good Luck!

Everyone enjoyed the fantastic food - our favorite restaurant Full Kee catered the dinner for us. We had two whole (head to tail) fish - which are symbolic of community and togetherness; Beef and Green Beans; Tofu with Chicken and vegetables; Char Su (Chinese barbequed Pork); Lo Mein with beef, shrimp, chicken and pork; Pork fried rice; and steamed rice. We also had tangerines, fortune cookies and a delicious Rat cake. We served lots of Chinese beer and shared lots of laughs with our friends! Josie was the hit of the evening welcoming everyone upon arrival in her beautiful Chinese clothes. What a beauty!

Maddie was thrilled, as we all were, to see her friend, Monica and her Mom, Elizabeth. Monica is a page with the Virginia General Assembly in Richmond. She is staying in Richmond for the duration of the session and comes home for weekends. Obviously, she is very busy with homework, visiting her family, etc. We were so happy that we got to share a bit of that time with both of them! We're really proud of Monica knowing she is doing a great job!

I hope all of you have a Happy and Prosperous Year of the Rat!!!


Julie said...

That cake is amazing! Where did you find it? Emma had on an outfit very similar to Josie's. Thank you SO MUCH for your comment when I was feeling a tad bit :o) overwhelmed. It meant more than you will ever know - and made me laugh which was truly the best medicine of all!

OH MY #6 said...

all looks wonderful! Her little pink outfit is adorable.


3 Peanuts said...

That cake is beautiful!!! Josie looks so pretty in that pink. Everything looks so nice.