This past Friday I went to a party to celebrate Chinese New Year (a week late). Since my niece is from China we like to celebrate Chinese holiday's with her. It's important to my sister that she knows about her culture and history and this is one way to do it. We are lucky enough to know a group of families in the area who also have children adopted from China (and one very adorable boy from Guatemala). The group meets weekly to hang out, and we go as often as the school calendar permits. Luckily this celebration was at night so everyone could attend. All of the kids had a great time eating delicious Chinese food, and making paper lanterns. It's great to see Ella get to interact with other children from China since they share such a great bond. I'm sure that in the future they will be a great support system for each other!
Enjoy the picture and if you're wondering Ella is the one in the middle who looks miserable (the girl does NOT like photo sessions)!