I went to my class and left Lauren and Katherine at home with Ayi. I came home to this cake in my bedroom. She denied every bit of it! I even showed her the cake and she said, "(Gasp) What happened to my cake?" She eventually fessed up after Ayi told on her :) So, instead of a nice relaxing afternoon eating lunch and finishing class, Jonathan ran all over town trying to get what I needed to fix the cake and I did eventually fix the cake.
This is a lady that we have gotten to know. She came to the party and Lauren enjoyed eating her cake :) She has taught us many things and we enjoy spending time with her.
This is Katherine's friend. We met this family shortly after we moved to our apartment. The girls are the same age and enjoy playing together. They are also in the same kindergarten class. You can see why the teachers get them mixed up sometimes.....same height, same color hair and eyes, but different personalities :) The friend is much like Regan was at that age, so she and Katherine make a good pair.
This was her gift from us and a big hit with all the kids. When she realized that she got a piano, she said, "It's what I wanted." She has enjoyed playing with it and even dancing to some of the music it plays. She had a really enjoyed her birthday!
This week, we also celebrated Mid-Autumn Festival. Schools were out and people spent the day with family and friends. We were invited over to some friends' house to celebrate with them. We enjoyed all the wonderful food. Some of it was quite spicy, but we like spicy., and they also served duck. Katherine was so excited to eat a "real" fish. Just the day before, Katherine and I were in the elevator with another lady when her bag a vegetable started jumping around! The lady laughed when we both jumped and she said, "We are having fish tonight." I think this was fresh in her mind when we arrived at our friends home. The fish was the only thing she would eat :)
We also had lots of these little guys. They were really slippery with chopsticks! Our friends noticed I was having problems and came out with bamboo chopsticks instead of the metal ones that they had given me. I never knew how much easier the wooden ones were...now you know.
The holiday would not be complete without sharing mooncake and grapefruit after the meal.
Also, the fireworks went off right outside of our window. This is the face we got with each one! Priceless!
We also had a typhoon head our way this week. It actually missed us, but it brought on a breeze that was wonderful. When we get rain, all the card cames and other games that are being played outside are brought under shelter. These two guys were really into their game.
I forgot to put this earlier in the blog. We made homemade sugar cookies to celebrate the holiday. The kids enjoyed getting their hands messy.
Lauren in her attempts to help make the cookies.
We also made paint to decorate with. Regan painted with lots of detail, Benjamin painted all orange (hmmm, I wonder why), and Katherine mixed all her colors.