There was lots happening this past weekend, and luckily the nasty cold that hit me mid week had started tapering off in time for the weekend (though came back with a flu like vengeance yesterday!). So with a little less energy, but no less enthusiasm (overall), we enjoyed a busy weekend.
My nephew "graduated" daycare, and they put on the cutest performance. Pea's grade 9 graduation is coming up, and with it a semi formal dance and after months of on and off shopping, we finally, finally found a beautiful dress she loves, is comfortable wearing and within budget.
There were a couple of events I didn't want to miss happening as well: Aboriginal Day Live and the Multicultural festival. Saturday we wandered tents and teepees, learning about various aspects of East Coast Canadian aboriginal culture - we tasted traditional breads, tried our hands with "basket" weaving, learned about the intricacies of porcupine quillwork, stood in awe of amazing artwork, and enjoyed Mi'kmaq folktales.
Sunday we headed to the tents of the Multicultural festival, where wandered those tents and played with Chinese puppets, learned about Iran, and bought a beautiful Oware game board - having made one months ago, the game has quickly become a family favorite. We enjoyed great performances, and had a lunch that between the four of us included Chinese, Vietnamese, West African, Lebanese and Indian food.
|Celebrating a dear friend's birthday with the amazing women in our lives|
It was a fun, busy, and rather educational weekend. My favorite :) Now I need to rest because it's about to be a busy, busy couple of months!