We had a great weekend. It started Saturday morning when we went to the Kentucky Folklife Festival. The Kentucky Folklife Festival is a 3 day event celebrating the food, music, dance, crafts and lifestyles of all of the different cultures that make up Kentucky. It's a free event and I really wanted to check it out.
There was a tent for Guatemala where they had a miniature alfombra created. There wasn't anyone in the tent when we were there - and can you believe it - I didn't get any pictures of it!!! There were big poster type things at each tent so even if there wasn't anyone there you could still learn about that culture. The poster at the Guatemalan tent talked about the Catholic Church in our county. They do an alfombra every year around Semana Santa.
(for those of you who don't know, an alfombra is a colorful sawdust carpet that people in Guatemala make during Lent that the processions walk on during Holy Week - Semana Santa)
They even had a kid's tent where they could make different craft type things from around the world. One of the things they could make were mini alfombras. I was wishing Alex was a little older so we could go do it!! :)
We then watched a dance troupe from Louisville who does traditional Mexican dancing. Alex liked it for a little bit. There was a bunch of stomping which got his attention. Before the dancing starting, Alex got his try at the dance floor.
Saturday afternoon my Ohio State Buckeyes put a beating on Northwestern. YEAH! We also stopped at Kroger and let Alex ride in the little car on the front of the cart - he LOVED it!!!
Do you see him here - reading and riding. :)
Sunday we had our new Music Director start. He will be our organist, pianist and choir director. This makes me very happy as this means I won't have to play piano in church except to fill in for Shain.
Sunday afternoon I beat my opponent in my Fantasy Football league. In fact - I still have my quarterback to go tonight and I already beat him!!
Sunday night I went to the Latin Family Connection Mom's Night Out. It was a wonderful evening of good food and good fellowship. Lori and Robbie brought Cohen over for a little bit. Cohen is now signing more and it's SOOO cute!!! Lori also did a presentation on the orphanages that they had a chance to visit when they were down in Guatemala. It was very informative, but also made me even more sad for the children down there.
All in all - it was a pretty wonderful weekend.