First stop, my parents’ place since they are nearby!
I got our 四宝s matching CNY attires from Elly again this year and put them together for some picture taking to see how much they have grown!
I’m biased but aren’t they the cutest?!
I hope they realize how blessed they are to have cousins to grow up together with.
Next stop, my 阿嬷’s. With my 阿公’s passing last year, my maternal side of family is not celebrating this CNY. But that’s not to say we should skip the visiting. It’s heartwarming to watch my ah-ma trying her best to remember all her grandchildren’s names and now, great-grandchildren’s.
It’s kinda sad though to grow up, get caught up in the working world, and find it a challenge to squeeze time out for people we call family. I shudder to think that this could be how I might end up when I’m old – my kids or grandkids have no time for me. A good time to reflect on family ties, I suppose.
We headed to the husb’s eldest uncle’s house next to meet everyone in his family. I love that we get to settle all the ang pows for his family at one stop! We don’t get to see his relatives much throughout the year. (Actually we don’t get to see either side of our relatives much throughout the year!) So the kids usually take quite some time to warm up to the overwhelming number of granduncles, grandaunts, uncles and aunties at the husb’s 大伯‘s place. Imagine our surprise when our lil’ dragonlady allowed her 表伯父 to carry her! That would have been impossible last year. 长大咯!
And that was it for the most hectic day of our CNY!
We went back to our Residence, prepared something simple for dinner and and chilled for the rest of the evening with “Everything is Awesome!”