Saturday, October 07, 2006

Autumn Moon Festival

We had our festival last night - it was fun. We learned a lot, enjoyed our time together AND decided we would NOT be ordering Mooncakes again!!!! We ordered from two different companies and we didn't really enjoy either - but then we weren't too surprised - there weren't many desserts in China and the ones we tried weren't that great either!

Now for some pictures:
Making our Moon Papers to hang by the door - we didn't follow "China" tradition, but we did talk about it with the kids and then decided to paint things we were thankful for. Micah chose to paint a cross.

The famous Mooncakes - they were very reminded us of being in China - in the books we were reading, it said the yolks inside were duck yolks - we were hoping they were chicken yolks!!!!

Burning our "Moon Papers" ~ Reminded us of what we are thankful for......


Joannah said...

The consensus seems to be that mooncakes are nice to look at, but not good tasting!

Stefanie said...

You guys are so know that I'm crying! I love the picture of Joe hugging Chloe! I'm so thankful that Chloe was placed in such an incredible, loving family!

Verna said...

Personally, I think mooncakes would be great if we could use raspberry filling or something more "American". That Lotus bean paste just did not hit the spot like some chocolate would have. The ones we had did not have the yolk in them. Love the pics, as always. We did not observe the festival as thoroughly as you but we did talk about it and how Mya's birthparents are in China as well as Lily. Mya did not get it but some day she will.

Anonymous said...

Joe said

Next year we are making our own moon cakes. We will use peanut butter cookie dough and put a reeses peanut butter cups on the middle. Talk about a TREAT!!!

When you are harvesting your crops and forget to bring in a bundle of grain from your field, don't go back to get it. Leave it for the foreigners, orphans and widows. Then the LORD your God will bless you in all you do.
~Deuteronomy 24:19

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