Don't my girls look as lovely as spring blossoms? Every time Adeline puts on her ao dai she starts posing like the very elegant dancers we saw on the stage when we were in Hanoi in 2014. Those beautiful young ladies definitely made a big impression on Adeline. Adeline KNOWS she looks good in her ao dai. She even wanted to wear it to school for their Lunar New Year celebration on Friday (have I mentioned I LOVE Adeline's school???).
Tet is the Vietnamese New Year and the start of spring in Vietnam, so I've decided to decide that it's spring here too despite what the calendar may say! The weather we've had the last few days has proven me right and we've had a few chilly but sunny days where you could even take your coat off for awhile and feel the sun on your back. Ahhhhhhhhhh.
We had a lovely long weekend to welcome in the year of the monkey. We decorated our whole house on Friday, we went to a big party with friends on Saturday, we made banh chung and banh tom for our family feast on Sunday which we followed with making as much noise as we could to scare away the bad luck from our house and then staying up reallllllllllllllly late (Adeline made it to 1 am!) to welcome in the new year. We weren't done yet - Monday we continued the celebrating and had a day of family fun in the sunshine.
And yes, I'm SO HAPPY that January is over!