Our morning at @orleansfestival

This morning, Brent and I decided to take the kids to the Orleans fESTival d’Orléans. It started on Friday and runs through Sunday. There are a ton of activities for grown ups and kids. I’ve been super excited about the workshops but between the weekend commitments we have and the fluctuating temperament of our children throughout the day, I won’t be able to spend as much time there as I like.

We made it around 9:30 this morning and got to enjoy a free breakfast served by some local politicians. Even though the kids had recently had breakfast at home, they devoured the various meats on offer and gulped down the classic McD’s orange drink.

Then we got to enjoy a bit of live music. They played some Acadian folk music and some good old stand by’s such as “She’ll be coming ’round the mountain” and “You are my sunshine”.

We then checked out the art on display for sale, the craft room and the community mural room. Bobby was feeling a little overwhelmed by all the activities. He’s more of an ‘observe first, participate later’ kind of guy so we went off to go do our groceries. I plan to go back again tomorrow when our schedule is a little more open. Maybe Bobby will feel more inclined to participate after having already been. There will also be more live shows to catch!

If you can make it out either today or tomorrow, I suggest that you do. There’s a lot to take in from visual arts, culinary arts, dance and music. All performances and workshops are FREE so you can try new things at no cost. How fantastic!

On this day:

In 2011 – from caterpillar to butterfly – step by step
In 2009 – it was ACTUALLY Rubella!
In 2008 – nutritional info of candy bar
In 2007 – we seriously had a group singalong in our basement
In 2006 – Looking for quality Gnomes and I bought my shark dress! I still wear and love it.
In 2005 – deep throating seagull

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