Today I went to a baby shower for one of the girls in my bookclub. As one of the activities, we put together a time capsule for the baby to open up years down the road. We were all asked to bring something relating to the year 2007. Since it was just the Chinese Lunar New Year this past week, I made a foam fortune cookie. The "fortune" describes what it means to be born in the Year of the Golden Pig.
I had a hard time getting the picture to come out clearly, but it says:
2007 - The Year of the Golden Pig
Babies born in the 'year of the golden pig' are believed to have good fortune and will lead a comfortable and wealthy life.
Sounds good to me! Apparently, the year of the golden pig comes around every 60 years and many people really believe that babies born this year will be especially fortunate. As a result, China is experiencing a baby boom.
I am really pleased with my fortune cookie. For her present, I brought the grey cardigan and ribbon hat I made earlier this year and a couple of burp cloths.