Aidan at Beach

Aidan at Beach

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Easter Party at the Russian Embassy

So, yesterday we met up with some folks, some of you know them. . .Joy, Gerard, and Anna!!! Pat had to work, so Aidan and I drove down to Sterling and had dinner at an Irish Restaurant with them. Aidan was partly on his best behavior. He was super sweet to little teeny tiny Anna...

But, let me start earlier. . .

I picked Aidan up as usual. But, my normal quick get away was thwarted due to an Ice Cream Social. The room was packed with kids and parents. I went to Aidan and crouched down. Aidan immediately hopped up and said, "let me get you a chair, Mama!" And he did, negotiating the crowded room nicely. After feeding me a couple of spoonfuls of his ice cream, we were off to meet the friends from New Jersey!

At the restuarant, Aidan held the door for me (who is this boy and what did he do with my son???) Later, Anna dropped her spoon so Aidan went after the Waitress to get her another one. . .really. Taking care of all of us! Aidan didn't eat much, but Anna scarfed her Mac and Cheese! Awesome!

Today, Anna, Joy and Gerard came out to Leesburg and we walked into town for a couple of hours of the Flower and Garden Festival. I got the cutest pictures of Aidan and Anna sitting in Aidan's stroller. . .

Then, Aidan and I headed down to D. C. with Gerard, Joy and Anna following, for the Easter party at the Russian Embassy. It was cute. It was sweet. It was sooooo Russian!

Driving up Wisconsin Avenue, I saw a big block building ahead of me and knew it was the Embassy. Then the wind picked up and the flag unfurled. . .yep, the Russian Federation Flag. Knew it. . .

We went inside and it was very Russian. I knew the security folks just looking at them! The progam was really sweet. The children of the Embassy workers did several songs and dances for us. I took several wonderful pictures of them and several of Aidan showing he was totally uninterested in any of it. Much more interested in taking his name tag and plastering it on the arm of his seat and in playing with his Cowboy boots. . .

We then went downstairs and had a little snack of fruit and veggies, juice and little desserts. It was all really nice.. .

And then we went to get our picture taken with the Easter Bunny--who whispered to me her daughter had come from Krasnoyarsk in 2007. . .and lo and behold, my camera was missing. Somehow I lost it somewhere in the Auditorium. Know idea where. We did look but never found it.

So, Joy talked to the guy in charge--not the Ambassador, but the next guy, and even got his card for me!--about my lost camera. . .Love Joy!! But, I'm sure my camera is gone forever. . .thank goodness they are all pictures of Aidan having fun with ice skating/soccer/Anna/etc. . .

But, I did get this picture of Aidan in front of the Embassy with my cell phone:



Can you tell it was after a huge struggle??? Joy promised to send some pictures that she took. . .I guess Pat is going to get the camera he really wants now!

4 comments:

Barb said...

Sounds like a great time, but SO sorry about your camera! Are you sure it wasn't because you snapped a picture of Gerard so it got disposed of . . .?

Joy said...

Okay Barb that is funny. I will have to pat him down when he gets up for work. I do not think either Stacy or I thought about that. Maybe Pat talked to Gerard about wanting a new camera and they are both in on the missing camera!
Joy

Anonymous said...

Couldnt sleep so I started surf the web for the party. Small world. I was the easter bunny. So glad I found you. Hope you guys had a great time.
Missi Hughes

Stacy, Pat and Aidan said...

Missi,
That IS amazing!! And yes, we did enjoy ourselves. It was really wonderful to see so many people who were happy, healthy and enjoying their Russian born children--just like we are! You were awesome and I'd love to hear more of your story. Please feel free to email me at stacyh13@msn.com and we'll talk. . . we live really close!