September 18, 2011

Mid-Autumn Festival & Sky Lanterns

It was non-stop fun this past weekend. In fact, I have a slew of pictures to edit over this week. On Saturday night, we enjoyed our belated mid-autumn festival with another adoptive family. We had a lovely dinner and then came back to our house to light sky lanterns in our backyard.

The anticipation was very very exciting!!

Although my camera really struggles in low light conditions, the night was truly magical. Believe me, our short video really does it better justice than the pictures I ended up taking with the flash.


The smiles on their faces says it all.

We will definitely be purchasing sky lanterns for Chinese New Year in January.

XOXO


18 comments:

My Vintage Mending said...

What a magical memory. So glad the kiddos had good weather to enjoy it. Have a great week...my sleep in days were wonderful! Smiles...Renee

Jodee said...

What a fun night! The lanterns look fabulous! It looks like the kids had a great time!

Lee said...

I need to buy some of those lanterns-what fun!
What magic memories you are making...keep it up!
Thanks so much for sharing!

Donna said...

Wow, that really is magical, Kim! I love the look on the kids faces, so fun and sweet! Sounds like an amazing time!!

La Dolce Vita: The Sweet Life said...

We had a magical autumn moon party too. Definitely a new tradition for us. Where did you get the sky lanterns? They are beautiful!

KJ@letsgoflyakite said...

What a memorable experience. I just showed my daughters the video, the loved it. I would also love to do this. We were very disorganized this year with school starting that we didn't get to any of our local celebrations and I feel bad about that. Thank you so much for posting that little video.

vivian said...

thats awesome. Did you make them or buy them? I'm glad you had a nice weekend. I pretty much rested all weekend and didnt do anything special. I needed to lay low with this silly cold, which is still hanging on to me! but I do feel somewhat better..
have a great week!
xoxo
vivian

DearHelenHartman said...

We love those - couldn't do them this July because of burn bans, hoping we can do them for fall - so pretty.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Family fun...doesn't get any better than that! Enjoy your sweet kids, they grow up fast! Happy Monday, my friend! ♥

~~Carol~~ said...

I'd never seen these before, until our town's 4th of July festival. Looks like you had a great time, and you can just see the joy on Josie's face.....such a sweetie!

Michelle @ Dream Home DIY said...

Oh how fun :) I love sky lanterns....they look so magical as they float away!

Anonymous said...

Fun Fun Fun

Sherry

Joanna B said...

What fun, and what a great idea!! Where do you get your sky lanterns?

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Hi Kim,

How wonderful that you had this chinese celebration for the kids.
Josie is one lucky little girl, and she is beautiful! The little boy is adorable too! I hope she enjoys her dancing class. Ibet she will!! Now, I am off to check out those cute Halloween things made from pipe cleaners! Too cute.

Debbie

Janet said...

The lantern looks like so much fun and such a great way to celebrate the mid-autumn festival! Don't think we could do that here in CA, though.
Blessings,
Janet

The Star Gal said...

I'll be checking CNN to see the reports on UFO's in your area!

Cheryl G. said...

Amazing sky lanterns. My son would LOVE that but we couldn't have anything like that where we live (everything is so dry and no open fires are allowed---I wonder if we could go to a park or something).
They really are magical.

Pam said...

Those lanterns are so much larger than I had thought they were from the other photos. They really are quite impressive.