Tuesday, July 28, 2009

The Red Egg Party

We celebrated Everett's arrival in our family with a traditional Chinese Red Egg Party a couple weekends ago. The red egg party symbolizes luck, happiness and the renewal of life. Parents traditionally give guests red-dyed eggs and introduce the child to loved ones, who officially welcome him into the family and the large community. Both sets of parents came down along with our brothers and my grandmother. We had lots of friends joining us in the celebration with lots of food! It was great having our family in town and spending time together.

My grandmother holding her great grandson for the first time!

Everett loves checking out his handsome self in the mirror...he will often smile at himself too! It's quite adorable!

Out to lunch at The Pit for some delicious N.C BBQ

Dessert at Locopops!!! My FAVORITE!!

Kristen helping me prep for the party

The food spread....yum yum!

Four generations

Steph's side of the family: her mom, grandmother, Dad, and brother

Adam's side of the family: sister-in-law, Kristie, brother, Scott, and his parents

The whole clan

Random Fact from Adam: "Vermont, the nation's biggest producer of maple syrup, yielded 920,000 gallons in a one-month period starting in late February, up 30 percent from the year before, according to New England Agricultural Statistics. Producers tapped more than 3 million Vermont trees, about 20 percent more than in 2008. One gallon of syrup requires about 40 gallons of sap."

1 comment:

Colby and Joanna said...

So wonderful to get to celebrate with the whole family, your grandmother included!