(quick photo log of CNY 2013)
Happy New Year!
It was such a busy first day of the lunar new year that the mommy forgot to take tons of photos!!! So thanks to the sister who took out her camera and took tons of photos of which I managed to steal a few!
The girls of the family! From left, my cousin, myself, my girl, my niece and my sis!
And yap…. cos I forgot the camera and didn’t manage to take a lot of photos, the photo log totally jumped to Day 2 when we went to the sister’s house to see the lion dance troupe!
But of course touching the lion’s head brings good luck!
The kids there to enjoy the show!
After which, we brought the girl to the great-grandma’s house where she received her first mahjong lesson. Until we dragged her out trying to get some photos of her Day 2 CNY attire…
How a typical photo-shoot with my daughter goes:
(1) Try to get her favourite aunt(s) to prep her by having practice shots…
(2) … before letting her do it on her own…
(3) … before trying to be ambitious in getting a family portrait…
(4) … that somehow just doesn’t go our way…
(5) … totally not following our expectations…
(6) … it takes practice to keep our smiles plastered on our faces…
(7) … but usually we just give up and conclude that we’ll never have decent family portrait.
I should really consider letting her hold a packet of gummy bear sweets and a soft drink can the next time we attempt a family portrait.
That night, the father and daughter does their own lion dance number on the bed before bedtime. *sigh*
CNY Day 3 attire.
Leaving the house, we heard the lion dance troupe 3 blocks away, and ran to watch what’s left of it. And this dance troupe has 10 lions altogether!!!
Spent the day just the three of us together… and by this time, my girl is super familiar with…
… The God of Fortune!
And the weekend after CNY, we saw ANOTHER lion dance troupe at the market. This one was giving out toy snakes (for the snake year!)
We hung around hoping to receive the blessing.
And this was how the girl watched the whole lion dance performance… on her royal throne.
And we were lucky enough to walk away with one!!!
… Before the God of Fortune stole it!
But of course he returned it to the little girl who good-heartedly posed nicely with her prize and the God of Fortune himself!
(And here I am, still without a decent family portrait. *sigh*)