Spring Festival 2006 01/29/06

Spring Festival is Chinese New Year. Like Christmas, but with a few twists. Everyone had plenty to eat and good wishes for the coming year.
Spring Festival 06-01
1 The filling for dumplings. Meat and dandelion greens.
Spring Festival 06-02
2 Final mixing of the filling.
Spring Festival 06-03
3 Families always make the dumplings together, we're no different.
Spring Festival 06-04
4 How to seal a dumpling and make it pretty.
Spring Festival 06-05
5 Dad is the rolling expert, very fast.
Spring Festival 06-06
6 Hanhan's first dumpling! How does it look?
Spring Festival 06-07
7 The dinner fireworks. There are 10,000 in this roll.
Spring Festival 06-08
8 The fuse is lit!
Spring Festival 06-09
9 10,000 firecrackers - 3 seconds
Spring Festival 06-10
10 The debris is 4 stories high!
Spring Festival 06-11
11 Tada!
Spring Festival 06-12
12 Looking for duds.
Spring Festival 06-13
13 All clear.
Spring Festival 06-14
14 Setting the table for the big dinner to come.
Spring Festival 06-15
15 Xiaohua's dishes begin to arrive. Everybody pitches in.
Spring Festival 06-16
16 Mom's dishes add to the dinner.
Spring Festival 06-17
17 Even more food to complete the feast, there are more than 30 dishes to sample!
Spring Festival 06-18
18 Enjoy!
Spring Festival 06-19
19 Even Ben is doing his part!
Spring Festival 06-20
20 Yum! There is simply TOO much to eat, but we try.
21 The Zhang Family in action!
22 Browsing the New Year Market.
23 Who can resist books for 1 RMB? This one is Mao's Quotes.
24 Dad at the park.
25 Hanhan and Dad at the lake.
26 Mom and Hanhan on the beach.
27 With the peach flower.
28 So calm it looks like a mirror.
29 A boat ride.
30 Rear view.
31 Zoom!
32 All alone, strange in China.
33 See the steel mill in the background?
34 Gary's lucky flower.