The Chinese New Year celebrations have come to an end and the girls really had a lot of fun through out the 15 days - especially collecting lacee packets (lucky money), eating lots of long noodles (to ensure longevity), watching dragon and lion dances (to ward off the evil spirits) and dressing up in their traditional dresses. I have to say that this has been a holiday that we have really enjoyed the last 4 years since living in Hong Kong - but it takes on a much deeper and significant meaning to us now with Lexi in our family. We found it interesting to realize that Lexi has experienced many firsts with us pertaining to some of the holidays we have celebrated in the last four months - namely Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas. But we are absolutely certain that the CNY festivities were something that she was already familiar with as it is such an important holiday for the Chinese.
|Lexi visiting Ella in her classroom during "CNY Week" at school|
|Enjoying savory treats at the CNY fair in Repulse Bay|
Going forward I hope to share more frequently and provide more of my thoughts and insights into all that we are experiencing but as of late I have been flat out exhausted. Chasing after a 2.5 year old all day long and dealing with the emotions of an almost 7 year old little girl who just recently became a sibling (after more then 6.5 years as an only child!) leave me somewhat battered come evening. And to be honest, I dont have too much time to myself because although Lexi is in bed by 645 and Ella by 730 latest, Lexi is waking for the first of many by 830 pm. :)