This weekend we attended a holiday bazaar at the school. The bazaar is a yearly event, offered by the PTO, giving us homesick expats a bit of the Christmas joy that we seem to be missing here.
We were offered the ability to purchase student-made crafts, rummage sale items, items from local businesses, and of course, food. The kids enjoyed making cookies, trying their hand at a couple of games, and running around with all of their friends.
Ender’s craft was a decorative wreath and Addie made a sparkly bowl. We bought them, of course. (What a racket, huh?)
The librarian shared some special Christmas books with the children, and at midday, we were treated to a pint-sized chorus singing Christmas Carols for everyone to enjoy.
The kids had a great time. We topped it off with an early dinner at City Center Mall. During our dinner, the lights went out for an extended period of time, prompting the waitstaff to wander around in the dark delivering candles to each table. The candles were birthday candles, though, and didn’t last long. Fortunately, the power finally came back on and we were able to finish our meal. Addie and Ender have grown quite fond of sweet corn soup, just for your information.
We ended the day with some heavy-duty shopping for our upcoming visit to the US. I think that we are finally all set with what we wanted to get. All in all, a good day.
Fortunately, Christmas smiles on Addie and Ender look the same no matter where they are. The only missing feature is snow on the ground, and we have piles of the magical white powder to share when they get here. Snowmen,cookies, carols, a tree …. now what have I forgotten to add to this Christmas list?
When mom bought that dress for you Addie, she wasn’t quite sure when you would get the chance to wear it. Well,where else but to a Holiday Bazaar. You look beautiful and I bet you were the “Bell of the Ball” And you Ender, with your shirt out and hands in your pockets. What a Cool Looking Dude!!! Gosh! I’m so very proud of both of you. By the way, I have the sled ready for you to take to the hills. Snow will be provided by Mother Nature!!!