Monday, July 7, 2008

Happy Belated 4th of July.

Reagen and I celebrated the 4th by going to the parade in our town. It is made up of a few floats, a lot of police cars, motorcycles, and firetrucks, hometown queens and their attendants, high school marching bands, and lots of horses. I was glad to see this year that they had the horses march very last. That way the bands aren't stepping over and into manure. The highlight of the parade is all the candy that is thrown out to the kids. They come home with a sickening amount of taffy and tootsie rolls. Good thing the new dentist in town is also throwing toothbrushes to the kids!  We decided to get there a little early so we'd have a spot and I brought a big umbrella to shade myself since I got french fried at the pool the day before. As you can see below, someone stole my umbrella and so I sat in the car with the air cranked on high. She was willing to share it, but she kept poking me in the head with it so I gave up and retreated to the car until the parade started.
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Reagen is waiting here for the candy throwing to start because that's what it's all about.
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This is not a picture of the marching band, it's a picture of the kids she's going to have to beat to get to the candy.
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Here, she's keepinga  close eye on this bigger kid whose about to cross into her territory to retrieve candy.
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She came home with lots of goodies. Uncle Jeff was nice enough to take her to the park that afternoon because I just didn't have it in me to fight the crowds and wait in lines to ride the shark slide. At about 9:30, we went up to the elementary school and watched the fireworks. They were lighting them off at the high school, but we had a good view and we were all by outselves to enjoy the show. All in all, it was a good 4th, but I missed the other three that were still in Michigan. I'll have an update on them later.


amywheover said...

Hi there, you forgot to mention going to the movies with Bowen and Colten. You should of came and sat with us at the parade.

Happy Late 15th Anniversary!!!!