Something that I said I wanted to do once we got home with Mia was to celebrate Chinese New Year each year. I'm not sure how we will do it or if it will be the same every year, but this is one way that I feel we can help her understand her culture and remind her of where she came from.
This year though we combined it with her birthday, seeing everything has happened so fast and we are all still adjusting to our new life! We had a few friends and family over to the house for dinner, cake and presents. Mia was a little overwhelmed by it all, so Blakely and some of the other kids didn't mind giving her a helping hand!
I would love to someday cook my own Chinese feast, but it just wasn't going to happen this year. My goal is to find a good Chinese cookbook! One thing I did want to do for her birthday is let her dive into her own cake. That is such precious memories we have with our other three children on their first birthdays and I didn't want to miss out on it with Mia. Who says it has to be their first birthday...it was her first with her new family!