One of the things I love to do when we have company is to go to dinner at our ayi's family's house. They always seem to invite us when we have family in town and we kindly accept. I feel this is really what China is like on a day to day basis versus touring around temples, etc. My Dad really enjoyed his experience although there was a language barrier and he wasn't too sure about the food. Here are a few snapshots from the day.
My Dad loves kids and he fell in love with this little one. This is one of Xiao Yang's nephews.
Angus feeling very comfortable at the Yang's place.
Da Yang is one of the best cooks we know in China. We love an invitation to eat her food.
Da Yang and Xiao Yang, they are cousins on their fathers side.
Gemma getting ready for the feast!
A little maj jong action for Gemma and Angus.
Liu Bin always enjoys our days out to the Yang's house. Here he is playing maj jong.
Dad relaxing outside with the old ladies.
Da Yang, her husband and daughter Bi Yang. Gemma and Angus LOVE Bi Yang!
We finally had the pleasure of meeting one of Xiao Yang's brothers that we had never met before because he was always working. Here is in the Yang siblings with their mother. Their father spends most of his time at home because he had a stroke years ago and is confined to the house. Xiao Yang is the oldest of the lot.