Every year Scott's mom makes Indian costumes for our nieces and enters them in the Tionesta Indian Costume Contest for the yearly Tionesta Indian Festival. I guess it's a very big deal. Well, since we've moved back here, Scott's mom made them for Isaac and Ava as well. They looked so adorable in them. Of course, Scott and I were positive Ava and Isaac would win first prize in their category. When the judges came around Ava would not smile (she will not smile for anyone she doesn't know--little stinker). Isaac whined the entire time. He's going through this whiny phase, at least we hope it's a phase, where all he does is whine for anything he wants, doesn't want, etc.
Upon not winning, Scott and I put on our sour faces and decided, we were robbed :) Oh well, I guess the world of pageantry isn't for our clan. Shocker. It was fun though and we got to walk in a parade through the town which I thought was fun!
It's hard to see the kids in these pictures. I couldn't take my good camera with us because it's hard for other people to use and it's kind of big, but these pics will do.
|Scott's mom, Linda and Isaac before the judging. You can tell Isaac looks really out-of-it.|
|Miss Ava Mansew and me. Amazingly, she kept that headband on most of the time.|
|Our nieces, Izabelle and Grace. Gracie took second place in Ava's age group.|
|Here's Gracie getting fed up with everything.|
|Our gang in the parade. We brought up the very end. There's Auntie Tina too--Scott's Sister.|