On Saturday, Ava and I headed to Cleveland. We were invited to join three of our travel families to celebrate! We haven't seen each other since our travel and it was so wonderful to see everyone. All the kids are growing up and changing so much!
I was in charge of dessert. Well, my original plan was to make a traditional Chinese dessert. Until I started to research. Let's just say we opted for cake!! I called Wixey's to see what they could do for me and here ya go!!
Goldfish and Mickey Mouse kept these girls super content.
Sunday was Round 2. Our local FCC hosted a lunch at Happy Rose. Here is Ava and her dress I had made. Isn't is adorable? I have to find her picture from last year and compare...
Me and my girl!!
Ava and Rosemary. They have a something very special in common other than China. They both share Uncle Tom!!
Sharing ice cream with EllaRozzie
I love this kid!! My little Rozzie
It was a big party day and an exhausted little girl zonked out on the way home.
Monday was Round 3. I made cupcakes for Ava to take to school for her friends.
I also had these envelopes for the kids. It's customary for the adults to give the kids red envelopes with money which symbolizes Good Luck. I filled each envelope with the chocolate coins.
And sealed them with these stickers!!
Ava's teachers really stepped up with this holiday. They researched the holiday and traditions and have been incorporating it into class all week. Here are the Chinese lanterns they made
And the celebrations continued into the evening with family and friends at Empire Chinese Restaurant.
Courtney made this amazing dragon puppet for Ava! How adorable is it??