Sunday, October 04, 2009

Moon Pies & Glow Sticks

We had such a nice weekend. This was the first relaxing weekend we've had in a while... and we needed some downtime. Yesterday morning, the girls and I tested out the facepaint for their Halloween costumes. It was Kara's first time getting her face painted. (Shocking, I know, that she has been home for nearly three months and this is the first time I pulled out the face paint!) I'll post pictures from our little pre-Halloween demo soon.

Last night, we enjoyed the Chinese Autumn Moon Festival with our local FCC group. I am definitely writing Santa to have him bring Kara and Mia these things! They were the hit of the evening. I think Mia walked around on these non-stop for more than an hour.

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They made fish lanterns for the lantern parade...

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They played on the playground...

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Actual moon cakes were consumed...

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But the real highlight of the evening was after we returned home. I pulled out my stash of glow sticks and the girls played in our backyard using them to set up obstacle courses, toss and chase them around the yard and other fun glow-in-the-dark activities. Of course, we just had to revive our Hannah Montana concert "do" and put some in their hair. :)

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But no weekend is complete without a little soccer. Here's our goalie Star of the Day. I love watching her play forward, but she just seems to be a natural fit for goalie. She really does a great job in this position. Now would someone please tie her shoes?!? ;)

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I hope you had a nice, relaxing weekend, too! Have a great week!


Missy said...

What a fun weekend! Mia and Kara look like they love those "walkers". Santa will definitely have to bring them some of those.

Way to go, Leila! She looks like a natural on the field!

Beautiful photos of beautiful girls!

Anonymous said...

Looks like a fun weekend! I got back from my fun in the sun a bit ago - so much fun and such a blessing for a break!

Hope you have a great week! Ashley

JG said...

How fun! I need to make the time to go to our local Chinese festival this week now - I want a moon cake! :)

This is probably belated, but I love the new sidebar of the girls. Beautiful treasures!

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

What a great weekend!! The girls are so darn the glow sticks in the stylish:)

Leila looks FIERCE on the go girl, but tie your shoes first:)

We had a quiet weekend too....I have come to live for them!


Courtney said...

Glad you had a relaxing weekend. Your girls seem to be adjusting wonderfully to each other. Kara seems to be adjusting.

Joe and Jane said...

What a great festival! Those lanterns are terrific.

Our FCC one is coming up and it apparently involves the traditional stuff plus Chinese pop music and hair styling (?). Sounds like fun whatever it is.

Gail said...

Looks like you had a fun weekend, I also love those relaxing ones! Your pics captured it beautifully...

Grace and William would love those walkers too.

Have a great week Michelle!

Marla said...

Glad you had a nice Moon Festival, we did too. Any time you want to pack up and head our way we will be more than happy to have you!

ps... bring your camera! :o)

Deb said...

I remember those walking things when I was a kid.....but I cannot remember what they were called. I am sure Sophie would love them too. Glad you guys had such a great weekend!

Way to go Leila!!

Patricia said...

The fish are sooo cute! And what lovely moon cakes... you made them, right?? ;)

Stacy said...

Love your pictures. Was great to see you!