Monday, September 04, 2006

Labor Day Labor

We had a busy day today. We got up and moving and headed out to the parade on the square. Before we left I asked Matt to take my picure for an upcoming projec I have. He did a good job framing it... I only had to crop some of the top off of it.

We picked up lunch at the grocery store to have a picnic on the square while we waited for the parade to start.
Beth was really enjoying that Reese's cup that came in her lunchables...
Matt and Chet gave me identical cheesy smiles.

Right before the parade started, Faith's teacher came over and said hi and invited us to come stand by them to watch the parade. Her daughter and Faith are becoming really good friends. We headed over there just as the parade started. It wasn't a huge parade, but we had a lot of fun. Almost all of the Republican candidates including the man running for governor were in the parade. The Democrats were duck hunting. (I am not making that up, it was in the newspaper... LOL)

I have no idea who this kid is, but he and his girlfriend were standing next to us, and he kept hollering out to the cars that were going by in the parade saying "hey, there's starving kids over here... they need candy!" And boy did people throw candy.

The kids had a blast picking it all up, and by the time the parade was over my purse was full to the top with the stuff. We've had Halloweens where there wasn't that much candy, and this was a small parade... less than thirty minutes. The kids thought they had hit paydirt... they don't get candy like this very often!
When the parade was over we came home and built a big fire in the burnpit. It only took me about 14 matches before I could finally get the flames started, and then we all began the really corny "burn" jokes. The kids stood there singing a twisted version of "Kumbaya" (something's burning, Lord, kumbaya), then they started in on a group rendition of "Ring of Fire." We spent most of the afternoon outside because it was so nice out. The parade is the kick-off for the county fair, so tomorrow night we are heading out to the fair to see the exhibits and ride some rides.

I am off to bed now. Night!


Anonymous said...

I wish I was there with you! It sounds like you all had a great time. Did Chet get another turtle so he could enter the turtle race?

Hugs & kisses,


Jolene George said...

I love parades! You got some real cute pictures. You look so pretty in the one Matt took. When do we get to see it in the project? :o)

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