The girls made rice paper kites while we were there, and we hoped to fly them in their large, spacious field like yard, but there was not a bit of wind.
We had a delicious turkey dinner prepared by hubby and his parents, and I was too busy devouring it to take any pictures! The girls gathered around my lovely sister in law and spent the evening making friendship bracelets and elastic bracelets on a loom she introduced to them - Elle is obsessed with them now, and her wrists have disappeared amidst a tangle of bracelets :)
On our way home, we stopped by an old fort hoping to climb some hills and fly our kites in celebration of the Chinese Double Ninth festival. We tried taking out the girls' kites, but the wind was too strong, and the kites were not going to survive. I had brought along the kite I was given for mother's day - but it mostly swung around in circles, giving us the sense of being attacked by a dragon, until it crashed and broke one of the bamboo spars... We don't seem to have much luck with kites!
Last week was mine and hubby's third year anniversary, and since I was not feeling well, we kept it low key. So if you'll allow me a moment of self-indulgence (ok, even more self indulgent than these weekend posts!), here's a picture of us on our wedding day...
|Our beloved family|