Friday, February 3, 2017

Happy Chinese New Year!

Happy Year of the Rooster!
This year, we are back at the Galleria Mall for CNY celebrations.  Such pretty decor!
I need to work on Graham's smile!

We invited another family to join us for the night but instead of Chinese, we opted for some Italian for dinner.  The food was actually quite yummy but service was not so great.  Charlie LOVES calamari!  Here he is squeezing in the lemon:
After dinner, we catch a little bit of the acrobatics and then, ice cream at Haagen Dazs.  YUM!!!
Quite the crowd in front of the stage:
We managed to keep the boys up late for the 9pm fireworks.  It was spectacular! And quite loud... poor Charlie:
Graham and Charlie wanted to stay and watch the next stage performance.  Traditional lion dance and modern Rooster dance??!?
If anything, the view by the water is spectacular with all the CNY lights and lanterns:
Abu Dhabi skyline in backdrop:

The next day, it is the first day of Chinese New Year.  Bobby and I have golf in the afternoon but I was determined to hand-make some dumplings for dinner. So it seems that I am able to make about 50 dumplings in under 30 minutes :-)
I had to make the next 50 dumplings after golf.  Yummy in my tummy!!!
Graham only eats the meat part and not the dumpling skin. And thankfully Charlie eats the entire dumpling now. He used to only eat the dumpling skin.

Gong Xi Fa Cai! May the Rooster Year bring prosperity and good health to all!!!

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