Though it's chaotic and usually a crapshoot for weather, my favorite evening of the year is the Lantern Festival in celebration of Mid Autumn.
This year, the visibility was so-so. We did see the moon.
The tide was high, so there was less beach space.
But the kids - and the adults - had lots of fun.
Sometimes it was hard to distinguish who was having more fun.
This year, lantern night coincided with one of Ella's best friend's birthday.
Can you imagine a better evening to celebrate? I can't.