Chinese New Year QP from Armina Designs
Hearts as One alphas from Snowsmoon’s Designs
Beautiful Rage Floral paper from Scarlet Heels
HoldEmUps from Tara Dunstan
Polka dotted arrow from Dúnia
Kit Moka tag from MissVivi
We have been training Ethan to wish “Keong Hee Huat Chye!” since December last year, I think. We are, after all, Hokkien, so might as well teach him how to say it in Hokkien. Well, at one point, I *thought* he was attempting to say “Happy New Year”, when I heard him saying, “Happy… you…”, but then when he started adding the clapping, stamping, and shouting “Hooray!” actions, I discovered it was his version of “If you’re happy and you know it clap your hands!” 🙂
Anyway, Ethan started by repeating just the “huat chye” portion enthusiastically. He would usually complete what I say…when I say, “Keong Hee”, he would chime in and say “huat chye!”
Then he started saying the whole phrase, and the way he said it was just too cute!
But just a few weeks ago, when we prompted him to say it, he would smile and say, “No..!” And no matter what we said or did, he won’t say even the “huat chye” part.
Then this morning, I asked him again, and he said, “huat chye!” Hehe….
Happy New Year and Keong Hee Huat Chye to everyone!
**Updated at 11:11p.m.: When Daddy and Mommy gave Ethan his angpows this evening, he said “Keong Hee Huat Chye!” 🙂