Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Happy Year of the Rat!

Here's a series of the cuties in their Chinese zodiac T-shirts (from ChinaSprout) on Thursday. We decorated the house with things we purchased in Taiwan and had our friends the Willards (who are waiting to adopt from China) over for dinner. (We also got together for CNY last year, right before we left for Taiwan, so we're hoping it will be an annual tradition.) It was very fun!







14 comments:

I-Chwen said...

How cute!!! It must be so fun to have a big brother to play with! Lauren is getting taller isn't she?!

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Jessica said...

Ah the little ram and dog. Sweet!
Hannah and I were talking about CNY the other day and we went WAY BACK on your blog so we could look at those crazy pig flower sculptures from your trip. I can't believe it was the first time I scrolled back to the beginning- the updates, the waiting, the torture. And then your trip. And Lauren Ling Day- YAY! Happy Chinese New Year to all of you! xoxo js

Joe and Jane said...

I LOVE those shirts! Too cute! I'll have to invest in some as well!

Joe and Jane said...

Thanks for your comments! Yes, we plan on using Fuzzi Bunz as well. Any tips you have are greatly appreciated!

Kristin said...

I love their shirts. Laney will definitely be wearing one of those next year!

Jake and Taryn said...

They are both so adorable!! :) I love the rainboots picture below! Too cute!

Karen said...

I can tell Lauren really looks up to her big brother! Sooo cute. Miss you!
Love KKQL

Sherry said...

Happy New Year Guys!! Love those shirts & now I might have to buy one too. LOL! (I know totally copycat over here...Hehehe!)

taiwanbaby said...

they are both looking so big!!!! I love the sib relationship. everyone looks happy and healthy. looking forward to spring here in MN.

Dim Sum, Bagels, and Crawfish said...

Sounds like you guys had fun celebrating the New Year! Love the pics of the kids and their cute shirts. Hope the year of the Rat is a good one for all of you!

Ann said...

i love the picture with Lauren leaning back with her hands on her belly. THat is classic. She looks like she really looks up to Aiden and that is so cute

fifilaroach said...

Boogie down, kids! Wow, what cute kids. You must be very happy.
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clairvoyant said...

According to the popular legend, the Rat was the first to arrive to a dinner hosted by Buddha (but only after hitching a ride on Ox’s back and then jumping over the finish line) so this is why the Rat is the first sign of the Chinese zodiac. It signifies new beginnings. 2008 is therefore an appropriate time to commence new ventures, including new ideas, directions, and ways of doing things. There will be ample time to see your projects through and opportunities for you to achieve success. However, keep in mind that your actions may have long terms effects, so be wise with your decisions.

The Rat’s fixed element is Water. Although Earth has a negative relationship with the Water. This is not entirely a bad thing, but it does mean that you should not be relying as much on luck this year.

The combination of Earth and Rat is extremely positive in terms of achieving results. The Rat is a risk taker, while Earth is associated with practicality and stability. Therefore there is a good balance which in turn can lead to good profits, increased productivity and accomplishments in many areas of life. And, under Earth's stable influence there could be fewer scandals than in other, Rat years.

The year of the Earth Rat is also a good year for intellectual activities as well as art related activities such as design and graphics.