I'm not sure if it really counts as a first haircut. At over 3 years old, I'm sure she's had a few by now. Still, it's the first I've taken her to get, so I'm counting it anyway. Plus, it's absolutely too cute not to get a shout-out.
Here's Miss Saidie rockin' the new do:
On New Year's Eve, our church family meets to reflect on the past year and to dedicate all babies and children added to our church during the year. We just made it under the wire with Saidie.
She was decked in a new Chinese dress and her squeaky shoes.
New Year's Day we decided to attempt to make Chinese dumplings. I watched my friend Susan make these a couple of months ago, and I took notes. Susan was amazing. Her mother taught her to make dumplings in China when she was a young girl. Susan grew up and lived most of her life in Liaoning province where Saidie is from.
|grated cabbage and carrots|
|rolling out the dumpling skins|
|heating the pork and cabbage mixture|
|many hands make light work|
|ready to boil|
|ready to eat|