The preparations for the upcoming Children's Day tomorrow are going on. the children learned from their friends at school that there will be presents involved but I could convince them that this only applies to Korean children here!
As I already mentioned before, we like to visit the city's canal 'round the corner of our appartment. Over there they are also preparing everything for the big day tomorrow and the festivities for Buddha's Birthday on the 10th.
To complement all the lovaly lanterns suspended over the stream they added a reddish-pinkish ribbon curtain to one of the bridges. it looks so amazing from afar and it is great to walk through this shower of organza in Pink, Red, Yellow and Orange and Blue:
After our stroll we stopped in a cafe for a sandwich, a game of cards and fresh lemonade. Jakob loves to play cards, or pokerface. And I love all these sweet little drawings on the paper items, on shop windows (another good post for show and tell!). I even collected the papers and packaging of some of our purchases to compile a little scrapbok made of our first encounters with Korean paper.
After we arrived in the appartment, the children took their pencils and were drawing what they had seen. And this made me really happy! I put a lot of effort into bringing them to express themselves with paper and pencil over the years and they are really doing it. When they could not write they were just scribbling things with pen, pencil or watercolours after they experienced something. And they are still doing it without being encouraged. These are the moments when you know all your efforts are leading to something good - and that in itself is good for me to see because we all need this encouragements from time to time, don't we mothers out there?
So no presents tomorrow but a bit of Korean children's day and a bit of Cinco de Mayo! Maybe homemade fajitas and Tortillas with some ribbon garlands or so!
Enjoy your day!