Mid-Autumn Festival time again. As the years pile up these holidays feel more and more normal and celebration-worthy. Our family has history with these holidays now, and they feel a little more 'ours'.
This year we invited friends over for dinner and fun. And we had it - dinner and fun :) Our new apartment makes it easy to host bigger groups like this without feeling crowd-y.
The littlest peanut was Xiao Mai herself, precious little newly-adopted girl who earned a big spot in my heart the day her family brought her home.
We stayed up late playing games - oh how our girls dread bedtime on nights like this, especially social-bug Julianna who cannot bear to leave a party. No matter how late we let her stay up it's never late enough :) But she did finally fall asleep while our laughter got louder and the hostess got sleepier!
Tomorrow is more of the same - we're headed to a friend's house on the other side of town. It's a three day holiday (Thursday through Saturday) and then back to work/school on Sunday.
Weird, but true. We "make up" one of the days off by working on a Sunday. A six day work (school) week kind of negates the fun of the holiday but this is definitely an "if you can't beat 'em join 'em" kind of situation for us these days.
Even if the girls did get triple-homework loads because of the three day holiday!