Fall Festival at a Friend’s School

Saturday after dance class for Mia (and a 40 minute walk for Emi and I with a friend), the girls and I drove 30 minutes to the town over to attend a fall festival at one of Mia’s friend’s school. She also attends a private school, so that meant it would be far less crowded than a public school event….and when I am taking both girls without Ten…that just makes everything a little bit easier.

As soon as we got there, Mia and Emi wanted to go straight to get their faces painted. My kids cannot pass up getting their faces painted, but they want it washed off as soon as they get home.

Mia getting painted while Emi patiently looks at her options.

  

…and she chose a cheetah…her usual choice.

  

Emi getting her usual…a variation of a butterfly.

  

Purple and pink. Her most loved colors.

  

The girls also got tattoos. Their second most loved festival activity.

  
  

They had so many fun activities and big trucks outside, but my kids ended up decorating pumpkins the entire time. They were so excited when they realized that they got to KEEP their pumpkins. 🙂

  
    
   

We did venture outside to grab lunch from a food truck, and we got to see a fire engine spray water. This was pretty neat….but side note…kind of painful to watch. Our town and surrounding towns are experiencing an extreme drought and the water reserves have dropped to 30%. We are actually using water from other towns now….so I was disturbed to see so much water going to waste. It could have been a good lesson in water conservation for the community.
 

The girls each chose an icecream before we made the half an hour drive back home. Emi decided on Hello Kitty, and Mia went with Spider Man. Considering we three shared an order of fries and chicken strips 2 hours before…it wasn’t going too crazy.   

Anyway, we zoomed home and grabbed a few things and headed to Kumon. It took the girls about an hour to finish their work. I was told that both girls are doing extremely well. Mia can now read at a first grade level (in Japanese).

We were exhausted by the time we were finished. Just done for the day! So, it was great timing when Ten said that he was almost to the train station. Perfect timing. Yes, he had to work on a Satutday….his work hours are so intense recently. But anyway, we decided to meet at one of our favorite local pizza spots to grab an early dinner.

  

My gigantic salad that I got to go…I ended up having this for two meals…and shared some with Ten. Cajun chicken on a Greek salad…so good.

  

Also (upside down pic), but Ten brought me home a piece of cake from one of our favorite NYC bakeries. So sweet of him.

  

S’mores cake…SO. GOOD.

 
We all went home and showered and soaked in a nice hinoki (Japanese cypress?) bath. Smelled so good and great way to relax.

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