Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Traveling the World!

The Junior College near us hosted International Day Tuesday. Maggie’s Irish Step Dance group was invited to perform and Maggie has been so excited, waiting for the day to arrive! She danced at 9am and again in the afternoon. I should have checked the settings on my camera, because most of my photos were blurry from the movement of the dancers. So, here are a few of the least blurry shots.

We met some friends there, and after Mags danced, everyone spent time going through all of the booths. Each child received a passport and most of the booths had a stamp representing their country. MT kept saying, “We need to go there!” and FRitW was so excited to have traveled the world today! We got to see wood carvings in Palestine, mountains in Switzerland, clothing from Thailand, eat Lucky Charms in Ireland (I doubt the authenticity of that one!), have our names written in a Middle Eastern Calligraphy, and learn a few American Sign Language signs. We even got to meet the grandson of a Navajo Code Talker and touch a Thomas Jefferson Peace Medal.

Here the boys are modeling sombreros at the Mexico booth.

I think they were eating tootsie rolls from the Black History Booth.

Kirk decided to have his name written in Middle Eastern Calligraphy on his arm. Who needs a name tag???

We had a very fun day!



Jill said...

Kirk, How long did the writing last??? Looks fun! I think we will try to make it next year!

Lorus! said...

Jill, The writing is still there as of this moment. It is starting to fade thankfully! - Lorus!

chili pepper said...

Sounds like a fun time. Love your new look. Had to stop and take a peak.

Have a great weekend!