Just a few shot of what we did this year... like almost every year...
New Year's Eve's Reunion Dinner finds my mom, younger sis and youngest sibling at dinner with my "new" family.
Steam boat dinner and low-sang at Ah Ma's house for first day dinner. Ah Ma's especially happy that all her children and grandchildren are under her roof. Her brood is complete.
Second day's lunch is with all of Mike's relatives, which starts like a buffet line followed by low-sang and then a round of card games.
Thanksgiving prayers to the God of Heavens at Ah Ma's on the 7th night of CNY.
The legend goes that at the end of some the civil wars in China, the Hokkiens came out to safety about 12am on the 8th day of the Chinese New Year. They had hidden in the sugar cane plantation (that's why sugar cane is always required for this ceremony) and so this is the day they remember their escape from death and give thanks to the God of heavens.
Some shot just for records:
The kids and their Mommies and Daddies.
Their delights and our delights. :)
Other things the kids did during this week of festivity...