We ushered in the year of the Dragon on 23 January 2012. All four of us were nursing coughs of varying degrees :-(
Papa was admited to Penang Hospital a few days before the new year. So it was decided that this year's reunion dinner would be at our apartment. We were very glad that Papa was discharged on New Year's eve and could join us for the reunion dinner :-) We had steamboat. The boys didn't do too well with steamboat dinner (but of course we had anticipated this and prepared a 'kids' menu' for them). They were interested in 'fishing' the food from the pot but not very interested in eating the 'catch'!
The first day of Chinese New Year saw us visiting relatives around Penang. Aileen was able to get leave this year :-)
We went back to Menglembu on the second day of Chinese New Year. Niq & his family were there as well, so we had a reunion lunch :-) The next day, we took the boys to see aeroplanes at the Ipoh airport.
We returned to Penang on the fourth day of Chinese New Year.
Overall, it was a fairly quiet New Year, spending time with our parents and the children with their grandparents.
[Chinese New Year Eve Reunion Dinner: Right.... Here's how we're going to tackle the coming year...]
[Bowling with Grandma]