Friday, January 23, 2009

Weekend Plans

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 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!

Roasted Tomatoes
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!)


Marla said...

How fun!! The Crayon Factory, my kids would LOVE that!

The CNY menu sounds delicious! Enjoy!

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

Hey Shelly!!

I am finally feeling better so we are good to go for tomorrow.....let's say 10:30am....does that sound good??

Nick is so excited to go.....he loves arts and crafts and I am sure he will be a great helper to the little ones!!

Cute pics of the girls.....and your CNY meal sounds perfect!!

I will try to call you in a bit!!

sara said...

It only makes sense that you would have Italian!!!!!!!

The Crayon Factory sounds like a blast! Wish I was coming too!!!

lindanuts said...

The Crayon Factory sounds delightful. Wish I could go along!
You should call it Adoption celebration day! We love Italian, also but Chinese is my favorite going out for food. And I do make a pretty good egg drop soup!