What a beautiful morning! The parade started at 10am and we got there right around 9:30. The sun was beating down but there was a nice breeze and we stayed pretty cool under our umbrellas. There were a few complaints through out the parade about being tired but they were basically told to suck it up (not in those words though) because we couldn't go anywhere if we had wanted to!
Bella slept thru most of it and got quite a few "aww(s)" from people walking in the parade. She did not sleep thru the car horns, revving engines, fire engine sirens and loud music speakers though. They startled or scared her and she cried a few times. I tried to cover her ears a few times which helped.
We came home with 2 Target bags filled with beads, candy, beads, flyers, beads, political stuff, beads, toys and oh did I mention beads? LOL I still have bags of beads from past parades. Logan had fun. He stood and waved to everyone and after a bit of prompting, remembered his manners and started saying Thank You to everyone who gave him something. Ian sat in dh's lap most of the time. I'm not sure why he didn't want to get up there with Logan.
I won't bore you with float pictures but here are a couple of pics of the kids. Since Ian was in Dh's lap and dh was the photographer today, we didn't get any shots of him. (Karen's post has parade pics!)
You can't read it but her shirt says All American Princess. (and yes, that is a Little Einsteins bandaid on my finger)
You can't really see it, but Logan has rhinestone star stickers on both sides of his face and a USA sticker on his arm. I had both on me too. I thought they were cute!
Look at that face! This was either after she was sprayed by water guns (or the firehose) or after a siren.
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