With this being Gracie's first Chinese New Year not in China, we had big shoes to fill! Thankfully, some friends took care of that for us when they planned a Chinese New Year dinner for a bunch of adoptive families in the area. We had a blast both catching up with old friends and meeting new ones, too. There were so many kids there and they all had the best time together! I have never heard so many laughs or so much energy! There were crafts, cute decorations, amazing food that everyone brought, and of course nothing like the company! :) It was so much fun and hopefully it become an annual event :) Our four kiddos were having the time of their lives, and AnnaClaire said over and over again how much she loved parties. She is already counting down for the next one!
Then tonight, on the actual Chinese New Year, we did fireworks, sparklers, and had authentic Chinese food at a little place near us. So it has been fun, and hopefully Gracie is impressed with our efforts at making it all special and fun! :)