|Wefie of the whole family. Not an easy feat to fit everyone into the photo!|
|Look at all the food! Yummy!|
I ate so much I thought my stomach was going to burst! =S
Two days later on the eve of Chinese New Year (CNY), the newly weds would be travelling to China to visit the sister-in-law's relatives for part 2 of the wedding celebrations. We decided it would be fun to head to the airport to send them off!
|With the Monkey-themed CNY decorations in the background|
I think this is the first year since I got married into the family that the youngest brother-in-law is not spending CNY with us. Of course both the mum-in-law and I missed him very much *sigh*
On the first day of CNY, the mum-in-law dressed the kids in the traditional Chinese outfits that she had bought for them (I'm lucky, I never need to buy clothes for my kids!).
|Baby Boy in yellow and Girlee in a flowery Cheong Sam|
(My girl wears a Cheong Sam every year!)
In case you're wondering, the mum-in-law bought the very pretty Cheong Sam that my girl was wearing for just $16! Doesn't look like it right? Robinsons was selling a super duper plain Cheong Sam for $48! I thought it was such a rip off!
|Offering oranges and well-wishes to the most senior in the family|
|The very happy kids after receiving their red packet|
|The mandatory family photo that we take every year!|
(Missing the bro-in-law of course, sadly)
Forcing the family to take family photos is kind of a tradition of mine that I do every year. It's fun to see how our families evolve over the years right? (Should probably do a compilation of our family photos one of these days..).
|My side of the family|
|With our closest cousins at grandma's house|
|This group will only keep growing and growing!|
|Showing off our outfits for the day! #ootd|
After visiting my grandmother (the kids great-grandmother), we went home to spend the rest of the day with the hubby's side of the family.
|The mum-in-law bought matching outfits for both Baby Boy and Baby Cousin E! So cute right?!|
(It's so nice that Baby Boy has a cousin around his age to play with, just like we did when we were kids!)
As with every CNY, there is bound to be a lot of food involved but I was determined to restrict my intake of the new year goodies. I'm happy to announce that I only ate one small square of bak kwa, four love letter sticks (they're my favourite, can't help it!), a couple of kueh lapis and NO pineapple tarts! Yay! So proud of myself *grin*
Hopefully my determination will last the whole 15 days of celebration! Wish me luck!
|Happy Lunar New Year everyone!|
I pray that the new year will be full of love, joy and blessings for you and your family! =)
Continue to >> CNY Day 2: Singapore Philatelic Museum & Peranakan Museum
P.S: Check out our previous CNY celebrations: