Now that we have all welcomed in the year of the horse with all the neighs and brays, and the cookies in the jars are dwindling fast, here are some shots taken during our recent Chinese New Year “balik kampung” extravaganza. From Penang to Taiping to Ipoh and then back to Penang, all in the sweltering heat that is reminiscent of Chinese New Year.
Some photos were taken by photographers on the scene, at times when both my hands were full; usually one holding a 10-month old and the other a cookie or two. 😛 Heaps of gratitude goes out to these kind photographers…you know who you are 🙂
We had a simple tea ceremony when we were back in my hometown in Ipoh. We served tea to my parents and the kids served tea to their grandparents, whilst getting ang pows at the same time.
Some pictures of Emma…she’s only recently become more camera-friendly.
One of the many Hannah pictures. She wore this bright yellow summer dress on the 2nd day of Chinese New Year. It’s hard not to smile when I look at her.
I wanted to make some cookies this year but could not find the time before Chinese New Year. So I figured it would still count if I did so during the 15 days, yes? My kids helped me bake these easy-peasy German cookies…so crumbly, so melt-in-the-mouth, so more-ish….well, actually I HAD to bake these because I almost finished eating the German cookies my Mom gave!
And lastly, as a tradition and also just for laughs, here are our several attempts at obtaining a good family picture. 🙂
Gong Xi Fa Cai to all! How was your Chinese New Year this year?