I’ve always loved Chinese New Years. But this year was extra special because we had little Ollie joining us in celebrating as a family for the first time. My heart melted a few times seeing how surreally sweet Liam was to his younger brother, often stealing hugs from him…and how Ollie actually chuckled whenever he saw his older brother talking to him or making him a happy face.
The boys also had their great grandma moving in few days before the Chinese New Year and spoiling them silly. It was really nice to see my grandma wear a big smile and hear her laugh so heartily on a daily basis. It’s no wonder why everyone in the family love and adore her so much!
There was lots of eating, bonding between the young and old albeit a little bittersweet whenever Liam got into fights with his older cousins just moments after they made peace, lots of cards shuffling (heh), lots of teasing, lots of giving & receiving and lots of happy vibes all around..save for a few awkward moments with some others but like my good friend always reminds me, people will get what they do unto others. The Bo & I were dead exhausted managing the partied-too-hard boys almost every night, but seeing how much our family enjoyed interacting with the boys made it worthwhile.
By day 4, we were all partied out. Seeing we finally had a free day to ourselves, we took the older one to USS for some theme park fun and family time. If you notice one of the photos above with 2 men in yellow on the roller coaster, it cracked me up seeing how Liam held on so tightly to the Bo’s arm.
We also managed to have a first family shot at USS that really made our day as well (this is so going to be on the wall of our new place). And seeing how taken in he was being next to his favourite cookie monster (this was the 5th shot whern he finally looked at the camera instead of cookie), I can’t wait to see how Liam is going to react when we take him to Disneyland to see his favourite Mickey Mouse!
It’s been a fun start to the year of the sheep. From our family to yours, here’s wishing you a very joyful, prosperous and healthy Chinese New Year 2015! Meh the huat be with you!