Happy Year of the Monkey!
Our group got together to celebrate the Chinese New Year at Tyrell Park’s Botanical Gardens this week. Everyone brought delicious homemade Chinese foods, and crafts for the kids. The littles made noisemakers with paper plates, beads, beans and craft sticks, and all of the kids made dragon masks. After lunch, we passed out wishes for the new year, along with the traditional gift of money in small golden envelopes to ensure luck and prosperity for the coming year. Then the kids lined up in their masks and took off on a Dragon Parade through the park. Lastly, they exchanged Valentines, and departed a happy, well-fed crew!