Happy Year of the Rooster! #lifeaftertransplant #transplantlife #ChineseNewYear


Addison’s been so excited about the big Chinese New Year celebration with Lao Lao and Gong Gong and the rest of the Yong family cousins, aunts and uncles. She has been counting down the days until the big jiao-zi party that has become Lao Lao’s claim to fame amongst the grandkids.

Jiao-zi are Chinese dumplings, which we eat all year round (thanks to Lao Lao), but at CNY she makes special dumplings. Some of these jiao-zi have little extras inside to symbolize important CNY fortunes for good luck – steamed rice cake for achieving new heights in the new year, sweets (raisins) for a sweet life, peanuts for a long life, and the kids’ favourite…coins for prosperity. It’s a jiao-zi eating contest and a bit of a treasure hunt all at the same time.

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Lao Lao’s birthday is also the fifth day of the lunar calendar so we usually celebrate Chinese New Year and her birthday together.

Welcome to the Year of the Rooster!

Elaine, Aaron, Addison and Charlie


4 thoughts on “Happy Year of the Rooster! #lifeaftertransplant #transplantlife #ChineseNewYear

  1. Gung Hay Fat Choy to the McYong Clan … looks like so much fun and what a happy family … hope the Year of the Rooster brings you amazing things … Cheers

  2. Happy New Year and Happy Birthday, Lao Lao! 🙂 It’s cute to see the girls in the dresses I got! Glad Addison’s dress still fits her! 🙂 XOXOX

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