And so, without too many more words, I will let the pictures speak for themselves. Yes, I did get a few of Mr. Wilson, but out of respect, he will not be shown! : )
Aidan and Ann always find something to move around the room together! We had been there about one minute when they found the drink cooler!!
Jolynn, Rich and Jacob
Aidan started out with an airplane balloon. Then we had a hat!
Just being my goofy self, Mama!
Waiting for a balloon
This child loves balloons!
And now he is holding his short lived airplane balloon. . .if he would just not pop them! I think the Embassy folks would rather not hear that sound as well!!
Getting ready for the ring toss
Throwing the rings!
I won a prize medal!!!
Anna and her dog balloon
Aidan loved the Easter Bunny. He went back for so many hugs!!1 The Easter Bunny was awesome about not turning him away, too.
Mama got to wear the balloon hat for a while. . .
Three little Russians. . .
The program was actually better than last year. There were a lot of skits and songs and the Embassy children had really thought it all through. There was one skit about wanting to be something more or better and then realizing that being what you are is pretty darn good. And another skit based on teh Wizard of Oz's message "There's no place like home." Of course at that point I realized that the overall message was that being a Russian is not a bad thing and that Russia is still home no matter how long you are away. Okay. Here is a video of one of the songs we recorded:
We left the party with many promises to get together this year. And I really think we will this time!
But we came home to a little bit of a mess. For some reason our cat Cleo hates Yellow Tulips! No idea why.