Chinese New Year has pass by so quickly and I didn’t have time to blog about it and it is over. Nonetheless, I still want to record this down on my blog since this is the first time Loi get to enjoy her CNY. Last year she was too young to understand, plus her bro was hospitalize. So this year, she finally get the taste of CNY!
For us, CNY starts before the 1st day. Cause, we treasure reunion dinner alot! Before I got married, this is the only day we sit down together at the dining table to have our dinner. Surprisingly, now that I’m married, we have more chance to sit down and eat together as my parents make it an effort to eat out every weekend I visit them. Nonetheless, I still look forward to this traditional reunion dinner.
This year, we had our reunion 1 day before the CNY eve. This is because my mum always find it tiring to rush everything out on new year eve and get ready for her praying. So we had it one day earlier. But the tradition of hotpot continues!
Zai is able to join us at the table this year, since he has grown taller and is able to eat almost the same food as us. The Angry Bird fish cakes were bought specially for him. But he prefers the chicken hotdog more. Keep asking me to “cook” for him. Well, its once a year so I let him indulge. Loi had her dinner before we eat. Cause we don’t think she can wait for her food to be cooked. But still, she joined us at the dinner table and my dad will feed her pieces of fish which she likes alot.
We had a reunion with Chubby family a few days before CNY as my younger SIL won’t be in Singapore on CNY eve. However, my MIL still whips out a few dishes on CNY eve for our little reunion.
Well, the kids could only eat the fish, while the adults savor on the rest. Oh, the yummy soup and duck is also missing from the picture.
Well, I also like to follow the tradition of letting the kids wear new pajamas on CNY eve. So here they are.
The girl was playing with the powder after her bath. She thought they were loose powder for her face.
Zai and his cousin R in their new PJ too.
I also gave them their red packets and slot them into their pillow case for them to sleep on. They may not understand the meaning of the red packets now. But I hope the well wishes will go to them.
This summarizes our pre-CNY day. So how did you spend your CNY eve and reunion dinner? Do you let your kids wear new PJ too?