2010年8月7日土曜日

kids' festival

The local local kids' festival. The schedule goes something like this: 6:30am- gather to harvest corn and edamame beans, 3:00pm gather at the temple ground to play dodgeball and soccer. 5:30pm families arrive and the BBQ begins. After eating copious amounts of BBQed corn, meat, soy beans, tomatoes, cucumbers with miso and watermelon at 7:00pm it was time to play ghost hunting in the cemetery. Really. Oh well, most of the graves contain the kids' ancestors so I suppose they won't complain too much, right? Oh and they sell sets with masks and glow in the dark bobbles to wear when you scare. An instant fright pack if you will. 7:30 and time for fireworks. Each kid was supplied with an entire pack of fireworks because what's more funthan an over-excited and exhausted 5 year old with a packet of fireworks in the dark jostling for a go at the candle? From 9:30 the sleepover started (at the community centre this year- they alternate between the temple, tents on the temple ground and the community centre). As Meg wasn't keen to sleep over and none of the three other 1st graders were sleeping over either we went home. Amy had a fabulous time being a big girl for the day running around with the older kids and Meg got more than her fill of dodgeball for the day which made her happy. K got a fill of blokey bloke men talk and we all got fed without me cooking which is always a plus!

And it's over for another year. well other than the neighbourhood festival next week... and the New Year Festival... and the Spring festival...


Gotta love the apple crate tables and the monkey fence in the background.



Fukases eating




Playing with fire....

2 件のコメント:

Rachel さんのコメント...

Believe it or not, after ten years I am finally getting used to the kids playing with fire! Still not quite at the trusting stage, but not as panicky as before. I'm sure there'll be a disaster one day, especially when there are drunk dads around going 'daijoubu, daijoubu' and lighting them all over the place.

thefukases さんのコメント...

Yes, that's it isn't it. Not just little kids playing with fire but little kids being 'supervised' by self absorbed and drinking men. Guess I only have another 4 years to catch up to you and stop being so nervous!