Saturday, May 16, 2009

Show and Tell--World of Nations

The first weekend of May, Em and I spent Saturday attending the "World of Nations Celebration" held in Metro Park in downtown Jacksonville. Metro Park is quite large. There were over 35 tents/booths set up representing different countries from around the world. At each booth, there was art work, food, and items for sale that were native to the country represented. In addition, many booths had dancers and/or music native to their country.

Free with the $5 admission, was a small "Passport" book. At each country's booth, people could receive a sticker of the country's flag to place in the book. Em loved this!

Unfortunately my allergies (which I didn't know I had!) kicked in, so I skipped Show & Tell the week we attended because I spent the remainder of the weekend in bed.

Pics from the World of Nations are below...

Entrance Sign

Passport Book

Stickers inside our passport book.

Em loved playing the drums at the South Africa booth

Cool entrance to the Cambodia booth

Tower display in the middle of the park

Em was super excited to pose with this Troy and Gabriella cutout from High School Musical 3 (at the Radio Disney booth.)

Puerto Rico reps had a small parade

Em saw this woman dancing in the Thailand area. Em ran over to the stage area, sat down criss-cross-applesauce on the sidewalk and was mesmerized by the dancing. So cute!

Later she posed with the Chad and Taylor cutout. Em LOVES the HSM movies.

At the Duval Co Foreign Languages booth, Em was spending such a long time coloring a Spanish tile, that the workers asked her if she wanted to come behind the table and sit down while she finished her art work.

It was blazing hot, but we had a great time! :)
To see what everyone else is bringing, check out Mel's Blog.


Anonymous said...

What a cool festival! I've never heard of anything like the passport thing before. And the bridge looks exceedingly scary to one afraid of heights like myself!

Lori said...

This sounds like exACTly the type of activity I would love.

Thanks for this armchair tour!

Carrie27 said...

That's a neat little festival. Glad that Em had such a great time!

Mrs. Gamgee said...

It's so cool that you and Em go on so many little trips and outings together! That's the kind of mom I want to be (someday).

It looks like you guys had a fabulous time!

Sunny said...

That looks like so much fun! Em's little smiles are precious. :)

I'm not sure what HSM has anything to do with World of Nations, but I'm sure Disney had a good reason for those cut-outs to be there. LOL

WiseGuy said...

How nice ! Em totally had a super-cool time! And this is so very enlightening...I am glad that you are able to have days and moments like these!

Also read your other post (too fat and loving oneself)...and I hear ya on that...I too have been acing procrastination!

Kristin said...

That sounds like so much!

Beautiful Mess said...

WOW! How fun! Looks like you two had a wonderful time.

battynurse said...

That really looks cool.