I was first invited by Ann and I agreed to her since our daughters have been getting along very well and they love each other's company. Then on Friday night, Pat told me that Charlotte's PD called up and invited Charlotte for the celebration on the same evening. We actually forgot about it as Dr Sim did put Charlotte's name in the "to be invited" list when she visited him a few weeks back. That's not all, Pat's sister also called and they were having another family gathering as well!
We definitely try to make it to all 3 parties and we did! Do you know how? We first went to Chloe's house. Charlotte and Chloe had an early start that evening and I tell ya, Ann's laksa was so yummy delicious! Pat took 2 rounds (side note to Ann - this is a very high score to beat)!!! We were all too busy eating and I forgot to take any picture. The girls were having delicious macaroni and also baby donuts :)
Then Chloe and Charlotte decided to present some songs as entertainment while we were having our dinner and the girls sang several songs that they learn in school, not forgetting Chloe's little brother, Aiden. He was so cute and sociable, he kept calling "Charlotte!" and tried to join in the singing part...
(Song presentation - London Bridge Is Falling Down)
Since we gotta leave early and I felt really bad that Chloe was going to be disappointed without having able to carry lantern with Charlotte when the sky turn dark. I then try to test her and invited her to join us to Dr. Sim's party and she gladly agreed to follow us! So Ann got her changed and off we left to the 2nd party. The 2 girls were chatting none stop in the car and both Pat and I had gotten a few good laughs from their conversation too.
I couldn't believe what I saw when we arrived at Dr Sim's place. The place was so packed and we see adults, children, babies, lanterns and food everywhere! The girls got their lantern lite and happily wishing everybody "Happy Lantern Festival"!
There was a play area upstairs and half the crowd was there and another were in the clinic reception area, front porch, side garden...the organizer in the end decided to gather everyone at the play area upstairs (it was drizzling outside actually) and we had a big group photo session and a story telling (more for adults I would say).
(that's how big the crowd was!)
Then the group was hesitated whether to proceed with lantern procession since it was drizzling. The kids were all looking forward, with their lantern lite and we did go on with the procession in the rain!
That's how we looked in the rain, with umbrellas and lanterns. (Sorry for the picture quality, my hands were so full with umbrella, candles, handbags....)
We walked for a short while then decided to call it a night, especially exposing the kids in the rain. So we sent Chloe home but we continue with the 3rd party at Charlott's kookoo's house.
Charlotte definitely had a lot of fun that night and we were only home after 11pm, way passed Charlotte's bedtime!
Happy Mid Autumn Festival to all!