Our Travels

July 6, 2009

Independence Day!

It was a busy weekend for us. On Saturday the American Chamber of Commerce hosted a big 4th of July picnic. We showed up around 4pm and for Keenan this meant free ice cream, lots of kids and free unlimited rides on a small choo choo train, swings, and a few other mechanical toys. For me and Eric this meant lots of chasing after a sugar loaded kid. The kid pretty much went non-stop from 4pm until around 10 when he just wiped out. We left right before they started doing the fireworks but I feel I didn't miss out on much because here in Kyiv people seem to light off big fireworks nightly. I'm fairly certain he rode on the train at least 20-30 times, I really didn't mind because that meant I did not have to chase after him, I could rest for a bit. I haven't downloaded our pictures yet but I did go to the American Chamber of Commerce, Ukraine site and "borrowed" a couple of theirs since Keenan seems to be a magnet for cameras. You can check out the pictures on the site, which Keenan has the main picture at http://www.chamber.ua/ or just look at them here.

They handed out goodie bags for the kids which contained rub on tattoes, 5 grande sized candy bars, some yo-yos, big bag of chips, small American flags, mardi gras beads, and some band-aids. What they needs band-aids in case they fall down after the sugar rush?? I just thought it was interesting contents.
The Nesquik people gave out free ice-cream, chocolate milk and bunny ear hats.

More pictures soon, plus we celebrated Keenan's 2nd birthday (Whoa- where'd the time go??) on Sunday with a small party. The theme was Disney's Cars (what-else, the kid is obsessed with McQueen??). Pictures to follow.


mom said...

He is so darn cute. Our little Yankee Doddle Dandy. Love, Louise

Corinne said...

Give Keenan belated birthday hugs from us! Luvs:)