Saturday, October 3, 2009

Moons and Balloons

What a great day! Headed out to a park near the beach to celebrate Friend Lucas' 5th Birthday. Yummy cupcakes, fun swings, colorful balloons and of course, the pinata.

We then headed out to another park that was actually on the beach to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Moon Festival with out local FCC group.

You couldn't ask for a better night. Everyone just brought blankets and picnic dinners and we relaxed while waiting for the Harvest Moon to rise over the horizon. Coming over the dunes, laced with sea oats, you could hear acoustic guitar playing in the background. The kids were scattered all over the beach competing in Moon Cake- (insert Moon Pie) eating contests, making lanterns, rolling eggs, hopping in three-legged races and of course, building sand castles.

As the evening drew on, someone put in a CD of Chinese instrumental music which played softly against the laughter and splashes of the kids who had, by that point, decided to jump in the water regardless of whether or not they had on a bathing suit. Looking back from the water in the growing dusk, the beach was dotted in tiny yellow lights of many lanterns.
Simply a glorious night.

1 comment:

Dim Sum, Bagels, and Crawfish said...

Beautiful. Looks like a perfect way to spend the day and evening. We were also hanging outside last night admiring the moon around a fire pit. I couldn't get over how bright it was.