21 May 2011

Sitka Seafood Festival 2011

We weren't up to much this morning.

So we decided to load up the kids and head into town.

Today was the second annual Sitka Seafood Festival. Here are some of the highlights:

It started with a parade, during which the kids collected a quantity of candy that is sure to still be around by Halloween. We wandered around for a bit, checking out the merchant booths and aerial silk performance artist, Ginger Lee.

And then we had lunch.

That's local, fresh-catch crab and shrimp and those plates are huge. (Notice Stephen's hand in the picture above.)

We rounded out the day with a performance by the Naa Kahidi dancers.

And another performance by the Sitka New Archangel Russian Dancers (none of whom are male or actually Russian).

(I apologize for any motion sickness you may experience while watching any of the videos. I was recording using my iPhone and dodging children almost the entire time.)

After all that, the kids were pooped and so were we, so we left the party and headed back home for naps.

09 May 2011

a cute kilted kid playing cornet

This may be the last time Seren gets to wear this kilt before it passes on to Porter. She spontaneously grabbed her cornet while we were dancing to "I Still Be Diggin' On James Brown" by Tower of Power. I am so proud!