Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Let the summer officially begin.. aka our first festival

(pretend this is being posted May 30th)

Summer has officially begun here in Erie. That's right we kicked it off with the Russian Festival this year! (If you remember our first summer here - thats about all we did .. attend festivals!)

And Im hoping we can make it to just as many this summer. (although it is already the end of June so summer is going by fast!)

While the parentals were here we took them out to see what an Erie festival is all about. Although they probably would have seen even more if we went Friday or Saturday night.. (because Cheelllooo there was a vodka bar.. I mean it was Russian fest) but instead we went on Sunday afternoon and we still had just as much fun.

Here are some pictures from the festival

Russian Festival 2010
no idea what that says.. nevermind here is the meaning

Russian Festival 2010
that over there on the right is the so called vodka bar. yes outside the church they enjoy shots of vodka.

dont you love festivals?

they had lots of great food but we just had lunch so we really didnt eat any. Next year!

and it wouldnt be a festival without dancing

Russian Festival 2010

Russian Festival 2010

Russian Festival 2010

this was the best dance by far:

Russian Festival 2010

its one guy in that costume doing the entire thing
Russian Festival 2010

they changed costumes so many times that day! and oh my gosh it was so hot. I felt so bad for them.
Russian Festival 2010

Russian Festival 2010

Russian Festival 2010

this is what River did the entire time. He was a craaaaazy party animal. I mean at one point I think he even undid the straps to his car seat! woo hoo!

Russian Festival 2010
ignore the grumpy face. the camera confuses him .. he really was happy to be celebrating the Russians.

then we went and played games. not realizing they were for the kids:

Russian Festival 2010
my brother, tracy and freeland playing games

Russian Festival 2010
jason picking out his prize
Russian Festival 2010
my dads prize

Russian Festival 2010

Russian Festival 2010
you cant tell but he was dancing to the music here

thats the lake out there. This festival was right by the bayfront - which made it so nice!
and then more dancing..

Russian Festival 2010

Russian fest was fun. It was our first time to go to that festival & I would definitely go again next year. Im glad our family got to enjoy an erie festival too! Oh and dont worry folks - greek fest is right around the corner!

now back to cleaning because did I mention.. my mom & nana are coming tomorrow!? Its River's first time to meet his great grandma! he couldn't be more excited.

2 comments:

  1. I cannot get over how much you look like your dad! It looks like y'all had a great time! Wonderful pictures.

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  2. That was a fun festival.... I can't wait til greek fest! 1.5 weeks!

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