chinese new year!

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we went to chinatown over the weekend to celebrate the new year! it’s something that has been on our new york bucket list for years so we finally made it happen.  we pretty much froze our butts off in the process (or our toes really. it’s what i get for wearing these old black boots of mine that i need to get resoled but keep putting off. the stitching on the sole of one of the shoes is pretty much undone, so anytime i stepped in a puddle of water or in snow this weekend, i’d feel it! it sounds silly, but in negative degree weather, i thought i surely had frostbite by the time we got home with my wet toes!) braving the cold was well worth it though, because we got to eat some of the best dumplings in chinatown (in our opinion) from prosperity dumpling, and witness the parade which was full of festive dragons, things the kids couldn’t get enough of!

a few photos below…


happy chinese new year!

  1. Zanna

    Aww! We were living in NYC when I was Eleanor’s age and I remember my parents bringing us to chinese new years as one of the highlights of my young life. So many colors and costumes and exciting things to look at!

    And those dumplings look to die for :) Glad you guys had a great time, sorry about your poor toes!


  2. Melissa

    a) those dumplings look amazing right now and b) that picture of you and E is so cute, she’s adorable and so photogenic! <3

  3. marie

    I’m half Chinese and CNY is my favorite festive season of all! I just celebrated Cny with my family and friends, and I’m looking forward to next year. My sons, including my baby boy, love the lion dance too! It’s really loud, wild and so interesting to watch. According to us Chinese, it’s meant to scare away the evil spirits and usher in the new year. :)

  4. emily

    awe looks so fun! adding this to my nyc bucket list!

  5. what a great experience! that fried dumpling looks really good too :)

  6. Dana

    This food. wow. Im hungry now!
    I can really hear the music.


  7. Let us know when you find a good spot for shoe repair – I have so many boots I can’t part with. Love the photos and those little happy faces! Your family is beautiful!

    Warm Regards,

  8. Kathryn

    I can never get over how photogenic you and your babes are! it’s always such a pleasure to see their sweet faces.

    This looks like an amazing day – and worth the cold! Thanks for sharing pictures of it. :)

    x Kathryn
    Through the Thicket

  9. Lovely photographs, looks alot better than the celebrations in London.

    Check out my blog post on CNY in London


  10. Fun! I’ve never been to a Chinese New Year celebration. Thanks for letting me live vicariously through your experience! Looks like your little ones enjoyed it, too :)

    Circus & Bloom

  11. I love all the fun outings you and your family go on, your kiddos could not get any cuter!! Makes me want to plan a visit to NYC soon : )

  12. Annie

    Happy CNY! I’m so happy you and your family celebrate and got to be able to participate in the festivities!

    Those dumplings look amazing, thanks for sharing!

    The MAMA Gazette

  13. Amanda Leigh

    I love your scarf! Who makes it?

  14. Yang

    I LOVE this! for obvious reasons ;).

  15. carly

    Looks like a great way to celebrate the Chinese New Year!
    Dresses & Denim

  16. hanna

    Looks like a lot of fun. –Hanna Lei

  17. Maria

    Wow, looks like so much fun! I remember visiting Chinatown was so torturous! Every street we walked down smelled amazing!

    Maria xx

  18. Eating the dumplings would definitely be my favorite part of the celebration. Happy Wednesday :)

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