Saturday, May 21, 2011

Consider us cultured...

Little Rock has proven to be quite the place to be for festivals & springtime fun. The past two weekends, we have experienced the Jewish Food Festival & a Greek Food Festival. We went to the Jewish Festival with the Webb's after church & it was a beautiful day outside. The sun was shining, we were nearby the river at the River Market, & we were hungry which was a GOOD thing. We had beef kebab plates with salad & pita bread with hummus, add on a kosher hot dog for the hubs. It was yummy stuff. For dessert, Chad bought some homemade macaroons & because I don't do coconut, I got myself some homemade chocolate & almond biscotti. Kennady was a huge fan of the cookies too. To see pictures of these events, check out our Facebook page because you all know I'm too lazy to post pics in multiple places by now. :) We hung out after eating & decided to head home for naptime with full bellies. The music was fun to listen to, too!

At the Greek Food Festival yesterday, it was wet & humid from the rain Friday night, but that didn't stop our bellies from filling back up. We ate a Greek Chicken platter with a Greek Salad & new potatoes. It was de-lish. Then, Chad took himself back to his Germany days & HAD TO have a chicken kebab, so that was also consumed. We topped our lunch off with an assortment of Greek cookies which included Baklava, Ginger Snap thingy, a traditional wedding cookie, & a Greek cannoli. It was another successful and yummy festival luncheon. We hung out for a little while and shopped the Greek novelties, but didn't buy anything. The 'shows' started about 30 minutes after we left & we would have stayed, but I wanted to visit the Whole Foods store before we had to head home for K's naptime.

On the way home, we discovered a place called Burns Park that had ALL kinds of stuff. It's a huge 1,700 acre park with 2 18-hole golf courses, 17 soccer fields, a mini theme park called Funland, a BMX course, endless hiking and biking trails, a playground, & a river that runs through it. :) I'm sure I left a couple of things off, but you get the gist. We let the lil bit play on the playground for a little while & finally headed home. It was a beautiful day. I think one day that we are here, we may check out what Funland has to offer us & might even get the jogging stroller out to check out a couple of those trails. The trees and woody areas here are so pretty.

This coming Memorial Day weekend is going to be a good time. We are going to experience the Little Rock Riverfest, which is a huge party & concert series for families. There are so many people that are going to be playing on 6 different stages, to include Pat Green, Johnny Cooper, REO Speedwagon, Nelly, & many more. To see all of the awesome and crazy events going down at the Riverfest next weekend, check it out here. We are considering doing the Rock-N-Stroll 5K race with Kennady & will definitely be there for some concerts, good food, and fun activities. Hopefully the weather holds out and we get to have a fun-filled and super busy weekend! :) And give proper thanks to all of the current troops & military families for all that they do to protect and serve our wonderful country. And to all of the veterans out there, we wouldn't be here where we are today without you. Thank you.

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