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.