The Autumn Moon Festival fell on a Thursday night this year. So many preparations such as lanterns dragons, markets and Moon cake (not crazy about these). Moon cakes have lotus paste surrounding a salted egg yoke although they do have some ice-cream ones but they are not traditional. No one could tell me what the holiday was about so of course I had to resort to google. Apparently, the ancient Chinese celebrate by thanking the moon god for their harvests. Modern times have made it a huge party at the beach or wherever with lanterns and lights during the first full moon of Autumn. Emma went with a neighbor but Rubee took Jason. Alexis, Devon and I had to sit through an on-line Algebra class. Tim was not home from work. I really like the Potter School for Devon and Alexis but I hated for them to miss the festival. However, they could not miss class because in a couple of weeks we are heading to Thailand and going to miss school!