Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Mid-Autumn Moon Festival

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We dressed the kids in what Hannah refers to as their "Chinese clothes"
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and went to our neighborhood Chinese restaurant for dinner.
 I know the Taiwanese are into BBQing over the moon festival,
 but this mama and just gotten home from work... and we were going OUT!
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All of our "peng you" were excited to see the kids dressed up for the holiday.
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After dinner we came home and the kids watched the Moon Festival
 episode of Ni Hao, Kai-lan while we waited for it to get dark.
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Hannah decided to do a little coloring.
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Hudson decided to throw himself on the ground when he didn't get his way.
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I like it that Hannah drew a moon in the photo with her dragon!"
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Then I got out the snacks.
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In typical Hudson style, he demanded to eat NOW and
couldn't wait for the end of the moon festival snacks photo-op.
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We had strawberry and melon moon cakes, American moon pies, and Taiwanese pineapple cakes.
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Hannah, our moon festival hostess, passed around the plate of cakes.
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Here, try one!"
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Hannah likes Japanese sodas with the marble stopper.
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It's a party, so we got out the Japanese sodas.
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And the traditional Taiwanese Capri Suns.
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If you're still reading this post, that was supposed to be funny. Haha!

We put on our coats, brought the iPad, and went outside to look at the moon. I played some YouTube videos. We listened to the stories Good Night Moon and Kitten's First Full Moon and watched videos about what people do during the holiday, and I sang the kids a song about the moon.








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We had a nice time, and the lil' dude was tuckered out staying up late to see the moon.

2 comments:

  1. aww! I love that you guys keep their heritage as part of their lives I bet when they are older they will appreciate you so much for doing these things for them. and Little man and my guy are exactly the same A. will go for food first no holding him back he even knows how to open the fridge EEP!

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  2. LOVED this post Sarah! thanks for sharing! :)

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