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Friday, September 28, 2012

Unprecedented low!

To the wall! Tom and Lucy brought a Hawaiian sky with them, so straight to the Wall today!

Thursday, September 27, 2012

30 for 30 Into The Wind.(The Story of Terry Fox)

More from the Terry Fox Run

Terry Fox Run

Lab Coat

Moon Cakes

Bennett and his classmates spent today's Chinese class making moon
cakes in preparations for Mid-Autumn Festival( 中秋节). For the Chinese
it is a very important time to travel home and spend the week with
family. For us, it is a very important time because we are expecting
a visit from Grandpa Tom and Lucy, followed by a visit from Meemaw and
Pop-pop. The boys have the week off from school and Joanne's work is
closed as well, leaving us plenty of opportunity to take in the
Beijing sights with Tom and Lucy.



Some notes on 中秋节


China's Mid-Autumn Festival is traditionally celebrated on the
fifteenth day of the eighth lunisolar month (see Mid-Autumn Festival
Dates), which is in September or October. The festival is the second
most important festival after the Spring Festival to Chinese people.
Every year, when the festival comes people go home from every corner
of the country and the world to meet their family and have dinner with
them.

Celebration of the Mid-Autumn festival has a history of over 3,000
years, dating back to the moon worship in ancient times. Read more on
history and origin of Mid-Autumn Festival

The festival is celebrated extensively across the country, and is one
of the few reunion holidays for Chinese families. On that day, Chinese
family members stay together, admiring the full moon and eating
mooncakes.

http://www.chinahighlights.com/festivals/mid-autumn-festival.htm

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Haka Boys

Devon and Bennett performed the Haka in front of the school for
International Day Friday. They studied the dance for five weeks and
loved the performance.