On Thursday night we went to the zoo for The Luminous Nights.
Before seeing the 500 Chinese lanterns on a rainy night, we picked up Ella and Heather and headed to the doctor for the girl's flu shots (which went very well, even with all of the dread!). And then we met the Ho girls (and their dad) for dinner!
The zoo did not disappoint. The lights were just as pretty as the ones we saw last year at the holidays. It rained then as well.
Friday was Homecoming at the high school. There was a parade with candy!
After the lights on Thursday and the parade on Friday, Saturday and today have been a lot slower paced. Daddy worked a lot of the weekend but we did go for a meal and ate outside in the beautiful weather, we saw Ella and completed the HP puzzle that Roz got for Christmas!
Saturday was busy. We started out early with a parade!
And a whole lot of candy!
Then we had apples, carrots, alligators (sugar & spice) and french fries with Meemerson ("little grape") and DG at the Orchard.
Yesterday Penny's mom put together a meet and greet for the new neighbors in our Village. Not only did I get to see some different faces, I finally learned a little about this gaga ball that Roz talks about all of the time!
Roz was not only interested but also excited about taking in Moon Cakes to her class today. Luckily her friend Evelyn knows a lot about the Holiday because she and her family actually celebrate it every year at their house! "Evelyn and I were the only ones who ate the whole cake but everyone ate the pie."
Our EllaWednesday was spent at Deb's this afternoon. The girls actually had a good time. "Maybe you could make me and Ella goodie bags or buy us some presents or something." So I listened to her. They also had a chance to play on their I-pads for awhile. They don't get near the screen time anymore, they have too much homework!
Sadly this is our last EllaWednesday for awhile. Roz is going to be taking a class after school that her BFF didn't have too much interest in. Hopefully things will pick back up again in December! I'm sure it will!