There are long queues for 'Ba Kua' or jerky meat Asian style
Mom's getting some too!
Then there's the fruits
and the pussy willows, all traditional Chinese New Year items
At last the home is stocked with the Chinese New Year goodies
And the reunion begins on the eve with tossing of the 'Yee Sang' or raw fish dish
To warm up for the Chinese New Year, Grandpa celebrated his 85th birthday a week earlier
Present were friends, grand children and great grand children
Aren't they cute?
and they come in all ages and sizes....
Some are younger boys playing soldiers
Others are with boyfriends or getting married!
The teenage boys had their own table to gather
With plenty of food in the front and in the kitchen!
The second day is when the youngest visit the oldest in the family
After all the food and sweets, it's nice to be able to exercise in the park