Tuesday, 1 January 2013

Happy New Year!!!

Hi Everybody,
Happy 2013:)  We hope you all have a good year.  This is a post that we are doing jointly with Amaya.
Here is a photo of all of us that celebrated together taken on New Year's Eve
It was getting late so we decided to get into our pjs and watch a movie (street dance, which is about street dance crews in London England)
Here we are eating Mochi (the homemade ones are so much tastier).  We had a very japanese themed New Year's Eve and Day.  Mochi is made from sticky rice and can be quite gluey in some recipes.  Apparently a few people choke to death on it each year????  But we had ones that were sweets and not the gooey in soup kind, so no risk of choking around here.
Here I am (Amaya) eating soba noodles just after midnight, another japanese good luck tradition.  In Japan New Year's is a big deal and is celebrated from dec. 29th to about jan. 3rd.  For example, everybody cleans on dec. 31st and it's considered bad luck to take a bath or shower on january 1st. 
People send a lot of new year's cards too, I expect I'll get at least one from my family once we get mail again (today is a holiday so there is no mail delivery).
I forgot that we were supposed to save the mochi and eat it on january 1st.  I was lucky enough to get my hands on some much better tasting homemade mochi (it came from my human's favorite sushi restaurant:)).  Here I am eating it.  I have a furry roommate just now:)  Cooper is actually McKenna's but he is a birthday surprise (no she doesn't read the blog so please don't tell her!!!) and I am hiding him in my room until her birthday on jan. 17th.  I am really enjoying him though and kind of wish he was my dog.  I will have to help McKenna with him I think.

Once againg, happy new year!!!  What did you do to celebrate the end of 2012 and the arrival of 2013?

sophia and emma and amaya:):):)

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