I’m quite belated in posting these photos, but at least it’s not Christmas yet! Here is a little taste of all the celebrating we’ve done in the last 2 months.
On October 13, Grace turned 10.
A few days later, we hosted our very first sleepover party for her and her friends.
Hannah also had a birthday – She turned 8 on November 14th. Again we had a houseful of girls, but not overnight this time!
The girls played lots of games, made paper snowflakes in honor of the first snowfall the day before, and enjoyed pink cake.
(My camera was acting up, so unfortunately the photos are not great – some taken with the video camera)
The day after her birthday, Hannah got to enjoy cake with some other friends who also had birthdays the same week!
We also had a really great fellowship with friends over the Thanksgiving holidays. We miss our families, but it is so wonderful to have “family” like this here in China!
There was no turkey because none of us has an oven big enough…but we had roasted chickens, heads, feet and all. Oh – and we did have some turkey. They were humongous smoked legs someone found in a market here. Yummy, but tasted just like ham, not the turkey I’m used to. I found a can of Ocean Spray cranberry sauce a while back in an import store, and horded it, along with some Jello from home, to make my mom’s famous Fruitful Cranberry Salad. Yum!!