Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Harvest Moon Festival

We did celebrate the Harvest Moon Festival, but I didn't take any pictures since we were having so much fun.

My Firefighter had just returned from fighting a wildfire after being gone for a few days and we were glad to see him. We'd been tracking the fire and created our own tracking/command station which teaches the girls how to research information online, new vocabulary like perimeter and origin, and keeps us from worrying too much. Using the online satellite map sites, we could see the actual house where My Firefighter's team was posted. The fire came within 100 yards.

Anyway, he brought some great pizza for our dinner (Tuscan and Hot Hawaiian), then we all took a walk under the full moon. I explained the significance of the holiday to the girls, again, and said it would be a good time to think about their birth families, if they wanted to, which seemed very appropriate and they liked. We stayed outside and ate our moon cakes, then My Firefighter ran to the grocery store for the makings of root beer floats, which we enjoyed while watching The Far Side of Heaven on DVD.


Lynnea Hameloth said...

Hopefully the rootbeer float and movie were enjoyed after the girls were in bed! ;) Sounded like a fun time! Great experience/school with following the wildfire.

K said...

Nope, it was a family activity!