Monday, September 24, 2007

Moon Festival Celebration

Ana Claire running with her lantern.
Hannah Grace, Ana Claire and Hannah
Hannah Grace gets her hardpants off in two days

Ana Claire and Hannah enjoying their moon pies
Ana Claire striking a pose with her moon pie
This was the only time we were able to get all four girls in a photo together

Hannah Grace, Ana Claire, LeAnna and Hannah

Saying all of their names is a tongue twister. LOL

We got together with some friends from the Shelby FCC this weekend to celebrate the Moon Festival. This is a Chinese holiday to celebrate the end of the harvest.
Families and friends gather for a feast and eat moon cakes.
They say the moon is the fullest on this day. Tuesday Sept. 25th actually marks this holiday. We kept it simple. We met at a local Chinese restaurant ate and then went to a local park. The girls walked(ran) around with their lanterns lit under the beautiful moonlit sky. There was a nice breeze blowing. It was a perfect evening. We all ate moon pies and played. We can't wait to get the girls together again.


mommy24treasures said...

fun... Ana Claire's dress was perfect!

Jewels of My Heart said...

How wonderful.... they are all just beautiful and how special that they got to celebrate this festival. The first picture of Ana Claire is beautiful. It looks like the light from the lantern is leaving a RED trail through the air... Reminds me of the Red Thread.
I want to celebrate with Hannah next year. HOpefully by then we will have met people in our area.
Silly question????? How does the lantern light up? Can't be a candle, it isn't plugged in.... is it a flashlight inside?
I love her dress.
Ok, I will leave you alone now... I can't sleep but am exhausted and keep rambling on your blog... lol
Sweet Dreams

Melanie said...

Looks so fun!! I love Ana Claire's dress. It seems like they had a great time and It's so cute that you let them share those moments. I love the last picture, where Ana Claire hugs Hannah Grace, such a sweet girl she is :)

asiangarden said...

Looks like fun! ha ha
Love the moon pie instead of Moon cakes idea!

Jeff and Sonya Hodge said...

WHAT A BLAST!!! We have GOT to plan something here SOON!

Beckyb said...

What great pictures!!! We are doing ours this Friday - can't wait!! Do you know where they got the lanterns?!?! I love them!!

Lisa said...

I have had a couple ask about the lanterns. I got them from
They have a battery operated little light in them. Cute little keepsake for their room or to play with.

The Ferrill's said...

Thanks for the lantern tip! Happy Moon festival day! It doesn't feel like autumn much, but we're ready to put out our fall decorations for sure! It looks like yall had a great celebration! I liked looking at DeEtte's pics too!

Somewhere In The Sun said...

I'm looking forward to doing this with Olivia next year! Love Ana Claire's dress!

Jake and Taryn said...

What a fun time it looks like you all had! I love Ana Claire's dress! She is so adorable!

Jake and Taryn said...

P.S.--Yes, they did come get the little kitten! :)

Lori said...

Oh what a fun celebration!! The girls are all beautiful!
I can't wait to do that too!
Thanks for sharing.