On Friday night we headed to the Bentons to celebrate the Moon Festival. We jokingly called this the "plaid couch photo" (for those in the Chinese adoption world you'll get the joke). We celebrated with Chinese food, lots of giggles and play and of course, moon cakes. These are the traditional cakes eaten at the Mid Autumn Moon Fesitival. Legend has it that messages in these small filled cakes (round of course for the moon) helped the Chinese defeat the Mongols (who evidently did not eat mooncakes ). They have been eaten in celebration ever since. We had coconut (with an egg yolk in the middle), mixed nut and red bean paste. My favorite was the coconut (minus the egg yolk) but the red bean paste was a hit as well (it is sweet and a popular ingredient in Chinese deserts).
Sarah looks so good in the bright colors (and yes, she got her bangs cut today)!
Anna is practicing her big sister skills on Alex :)
Jacob and some of the other merry party goers!