Happy Chinese New Year! The kids are starting to love this tradition more and more, and well -- you can probably see why!
My inlaws came by to drop off their traditional red envelopes filled with cash. And in usual Chinese New Year tradition, I did manage to clean the floors and get all the laundry done and Jacob even got a haircut just in time to celebrate the Year of the Dragon!
My oldest asked me "Mom, does everyone get to celebrate Chinese New Year?" I kindly told him that anyone could celebrate but there are lots of people who don't, and that's okay.
I know how silly it is that I will actually keep their red envelopes but I just LOVE having that treasured writing on them that was put their by my mother-in-law. I know it will be fun to look back at once the boys are older. I think I may have saved a few of the red envelopes that even the hubs and I received before we had kids. The hubs can't read or write Chinese but I simply just love the idea of my boys having these in their little-boy-books to look back one one day.
Family traditions are the bomb-diggity! Happy new year!
CANDY TAI is a wife to David and mom of 4 (soon to be 5!) with a degree in Communications. She's a native Texan (Hook 'Em Horns!) who's been making her home in the Kansas City metro area for nearly 15 years. She loves being able to shuffle her kids from their various sports activities, piano lessons, and school activities. In Spring 2015, she's excited to be gaining a "gal-pal" of her own when the family welcomes baby GIRL in April! She enjoys fashion, beauty, reality TV, and moviegoing.