Happy Chinese New Year! CNY always brings back wonderful memories of when I was a kid. We used to always get to skip school for the day to go out on fun family outings with our extended family. We also got brand new clothes to wear that had to have red in it of course. The best part though was always getting the red envelopes with money that we could use to buy whatever we wanted! :)
This year we celebrated with family by only going out to dinner as everyone was rather busy. It was a wonderful time to get together and enjoy a traditional Chinese meal. However, I'm hoping that as C gets older, we'll do a bit more for this holiday as it is a part of his heritage and one that I want him to always look forward to.
January 28 - February 3
C's Apo bought him an adorable Chinese outfit to wear!
Hanging out with his Ayi!
C with his Grandpa and Apo!
Finally a family photo!
Where are the smiles C?!?
Checking out the ponies in the mall. C wasn't such a fan of them.
C did enjoy the rocking horse though!
...All About C...
C really doesn't like sweets...again, totally not my child. Ha! He was given many opportunities to try out cake and ice-cream this week, but he just wouldn't have anything to do with them. I know there will come a day when he will love all things sweet, but until then, I've loving our healthy baby boy. What C does like is to eat sour things. I've been hesitant to give him to many citrus fruits for fear that it might hurt his belly, but C just loves them. Don't worry, I don't give him tons of sour fruits to eat, but he has had a few bites and doesn't seem bothered by it at all. These days, C's favorite snacks are yellow bell peppers, oranges, pomelos, grapes, cheese, and cheerios. To be honest though, if there is food around, C will always ask for some and more often than not, he will enjoy it all and want more!
So C has been pretty adorable lately. When we are out and there are other kids around, he will often make a beeline to them. It doesn't matter if they are older than him or younger than he is, C just wants to be near others. It's gotten to the point where instead of just going up and smiling at them, he now will give them full on hugs and will even try to kiss them! So funny! He's not so gentle yet and doesn't have much control, so we are quick to step in when he does it, but seriously, it is pretty cute to see our little man being so affectionate. HA! I guess we need to start up some play dates to get our boy socialized or he may not learn about personal boundaries fast enough! :)