Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Year of the Dragon: Celebrating in South China

Although the customs are slightly different (we sorely miss the jiaozi!), this is indeed the most special time of the year here in south China.  The children have really enjoyed the festivities and visits from our friends and neighbors.. especially receiving their 'hong bao' (red envelopes) !

Celebrations started with a staff dinner last week

naturally decorated orange trees abound in the south this time of year

we were all treated to a "dim sum" breakfast on the morning of new year's eve

the children dressed their best on new year day in anticipation of our visitors

everyone, including the nannies, received their red envelopes

well, ok.. so they weren't all "red"

sweet miss jewel stole the hearts of all our visitors!

little Marshall is growing every day!

benjamin REALLY enjoyed receiving his red envelopes!

correction.. "purple" envelopes!

we especially enjoyed having neighbors drop by for a visit

Kung Hei Faat Choi!



  1. Happy New Year, sweet babies! We love you all! Those oranges look mighty tasty!

  2. Looks like a blessed celebration! Kung Hei Fat Choi!

  3. Asa remains the cutest baby in all of Asia! And the grandma-neighbor holding him is so beautiful too! (there is something about her that reminds me of my grandma). So sweet!

    All those pumpkins at NDS are adorable! Looks like a wonderful start to the New Year!

  4. What?! No jiaozi?!?! I may have to reconsider my plans... :) I LOVE this post. Makes my heart melt each time I see a post about these sweet children in the south. :)


  5. Hey !Kung Hei Fat Choi!
    Looking very for a good celebration..Great