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Tuesday, June 29, 2010


We invited Hannah's best friend from preschool and her little sister (Sierra & Dakota) to enjoy the parade this year.

I neglected to mention to Sierra's Daddy how much WORK it is to enjoy the parade in our town. We're going to just sit in our chairs in the shade and watch the parade go by... Right? Wrong.

First, you and the children have a dodge the unbelievable amount of candy, business cards, flyers, balls and small toys that are hurled at you from every float.

Then you have to make sure that the little ones in all their excitement do not run into the street to retrieve the aforementioned goodies and get hit by a car or tractor or motorcycle moving at about 5 miles per hour (not enough to kill you - but it would definitely leave a mark).

So as a matter of safety, YOU (as the responsible adult that I KNOW you are) need to retrieve the goodies from the street while dodging the cars/tractors/motorcycles and keeping an eye out for the next batch of candy being thrown from the next float.

All the while, it felt like it was about 125 degrees that day - I might be off by a degree or two.

All in all, the girls had a great time and that's what counts. Sierra's Daddy may have needed a nap once he got home, but at the least the girls got an overflowing bucket of candy to remember the parade.

I had to include this cute shot of Hannah cooling off after a long day of parading.

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