The Friday before CNY, Heidi had a mini celebration in her kindy, so the kids were all asked to wear Chinese traditional wear or something red if they didn't have anything traditional. Heidi had a red cheongsam, so she was all good :)
The first day of Chinese New Year was a Monday, so on Sunday night we had our usual steamboat reunion dinner.
Helene put herself to good use by helping to wash the vegetables. Whether or not the vegetables were edible after that is another story haha.
On the 1st day of CNY, we all wore red :) Love this picture of me and Heidi :)
First stop was Hubby's uncle's place in Batu Maung:
All of us in red:
Later in the evening, we were at my grand-uncle's place in Island Park. The routine is the same every year :)
On the 2nd day, we had quite a busy day. We went to McDonald's Karpal Singh Drive in the morning to meet up with our friends - Steven, Max, Chia Yin, Kok Hsiang, Tze Ming and Jacintha and their kids. The kids had a great time playing, and there was no crowd, so they basically had the playroom to themselves. Look who was the happiest of all!
And these ones were pretty happy too!
The whole gang:
After that, we went to Hubby's cousin's place at Farlim. Here is our 2nd day family photo. Helene was busy stuffing something into her mouth lol.
My sisters-in-law planned a surprise birthday for the February babies because coincidentally, there were birthdays on Feb 9, 10, 11 and 12 which fell on CNY this year!
And also February 14 - Madeline the Valentine's baby who turned one year old:
And Hubby's younger brother - Feb 22:
And finally the twins - Feb 24:
The 3rd day of CNY was my birthday - Feb 10! We had lunch at Itallianies since I had a RM30 voucher to spend on my birthday month :)
My girls and I:
We had a free cake (actually it was a raisin bread pudding) since it was my birthday and the little ones joined in the restaurant staff singing happy birthday to me :)
Time to blow the candle!
On the 6th day of CNY, it was the annual Penang Chinese New Year Celebration. This year it was held at the Esplanade and surrounding streets. W didn't have to worry about parking since it was walking distance from my MIL's place, so we went to check it out.
And on Sunday, before everyone officially went back to work, it was time for one final lou sang!
Here's wishing everyone a very happy and prosperous year ahead!