Well the kites were a fabulous success! They cut, they decorated, they attached straws, we attached strings, and they ran around the room like maniacs for a while until everyone had finished a kite (or adopted one of mine) and then we all went outside and ran around like maniacs some more. We listened to 'Let's Go Fly A Kite' quite a few times, read 'The Story of Kites', and then brought an actual kite to LaTourette Park and got it up in the air at least a few times. It fit so nicely with the Chinese theme we have going on to have such blustery weather.
There were quite some intense feelings at times.
We added lychees and roasted chestnuts to our culinary experimentation, and the tag check showed clothes made in India, Vietnam and Indonesia.