This weekend we are finally wrapping up Francesca's birthday celebration - with a visit to the Crayola Crayon Factory on Saturday! Joining us along in the fun will be Lisa from "The Long Road To China" and her family...we are sure to have a blast! We are also getting ready for our big Chinese New Year Celebration which will take place at our house on Sunday. The menu is all planned out (details are that listed below), the house is totally decorated, and I got the girls red envelopes all ready! The girls are just so excited and I must admit, we are too...!
Now since I can't post without with a few photos of our two girls...here they are spending the morning home and just having some fun!
(did I even mention that these two little monkeys of ours can really get into some trouble!)
Our Chinese New Year Menu!
Homemade Fettuccine Alfredo (another one of Francesca's favorite dishes)
Garlic Bread Sticks
Italian Style Salad
For Dessert, I am making Colleen's from "The Nut House" Fruit Cobbler that will be served with some ice-cream.
As you can see, we are not having Chinese food...and if you have been following this blog for some time you would remember that we never have Chinese food for CNY. Why? ~ Francesca just doesn't like it and since this holiday was all about her...and now her little sister we decided to let her pick out the menu and from than on out we have just stuck with our tradition and have something Italian. In our opinion, you can't go wrong there!
(we usually celebrate CNY at Grandma's house with her homemade tuna fish sauce - a favorite of Francesca' - but with less than a week's recovery under her belt from her emergency surgery, I am hosting CNY at our house!)