Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Celebrating Nauryz

As I previously mentioned, we had a wonderful time with our friends this weekend! Our four families gathered here - two from TN and one from nothern IN. Adorable t-shirts were designed by K so all the kids matched on Saturday.

All but 2 of the kiddos. :)

A and I had planned some Kazakh dishes - roasted lemon chicken, mantys (meat dumplings), plov (a rice dish with fruit, vegetables, and meat), and two salads (a daikon radish one and a potato salad). I think it would have been wonderful but we had to change our plans due to moving our celebration to my parent's house. Instead, we had a spaghetti dinner - actually, we probably all ate some kind of Italian while were in Kaz.

All of the Kaz born sweeties!

The kids made adorable masks - thanks to G! I put together some simple coloring books from some pages I found online that included a Kaz map, flag, and a variety of pictures.

We had wonderful weather to celebrate the end of winter and beginning of spring. We love getting together and try to do it as often as we can with all the hours that separate us. How thankful I am for all of our great friends!



Heather L. said...

It's fun to see pictures of the kids all together!!! I'm glad the weekend was fun despite the hiccups of moving the celebration.

Jen said...

This makes me so happy! :)

Thad and Ann said...

We had a great time, I so wish it would have been without the mishap though.:(

Gretchen said...

We had such a great time with all of you!

Jenny said...

so nice to let the kiddos enjoy a good Kaz celebration. and so wonderful to have other kaz-born friends to share it too!

Adrienne said...

So great to have all the Kaz families together... and .... one little girl among all those boys!!!!:))))


Micah said...

That is a lot of boys :)!!! Looks like such a wonderful time. I'm so glad you were all able to celebrate together!

Rona's Home Page said...

What a happy group!