Monday, February 4, 2008

Happy New Year!

No, I'm not late. I'm actually early. February 7th is the start of a new year according to the lunar calendar. It's commonly referred to as the Chinese New Year though many Asian countries celebrate. This year is Year of the Rat. My mother is born in the Year of the Rat. She's not happy about this fact. I'm thinking of ordering stickers for her birthday with rats on them. I still may. UPDATED: I bought a Year of the Pig magnet for my mother and plan on buying the postage stamps as well.

As many of you know, Baby is Year of the Pig. Rumor and legend said last year was the Golden Pig which was supposed to be extra lucky and a good year to have a baby. For us, it was. This is why poor Baby has a room full of pigs.

I can't say we celebrate the new year. It will be sad to see the end of the Year of the Pig though. It will always be special to us. Later in the year, we'll have a photo of Baby in her Year of the Pig outfit. It's very cute. Maybe I'll surround her with all her pigs.