Monday, July 11, 2011

4th of July Parade

On the 4th of July we went downtown to the annual parade. Jerry and Marc went ahead and set up a place for the whole family. We had a pretty good spot for viewing the parade. Someone even had the great idea of creating our own shade by tying an umbrella to a parking meter.
Before the parade someone passed out flags and the kids made good use of them by waving them. The kids were dressed in red, white and blue so they looked very patriotic.
Tracie, Marc, Olivia, Marcus, and Emma pose for a picture.

Everyone enjoyed watching the parade. This was Jared's and Tavein's little guys first parade. But he really didn't have much of a view.

Terry and I take time to poise with Marcus. This doesn't happen very often because he is allways moving.

I don't know if you can find him, but Jared marched in the parade
and then he joined us to watch the rest.

Things got a little loud when Lewis and Clark fired off their guns. Marcus had to cover his ears.

Taylor sits with Marc and Marcus to watch the parade. She looks very patriotic in her striped shirt.
Lots of candy for all. Here is Marcus picking up some. They just keep throwing it at him.
He gathered quite a lot. Needless to say he didn't get to eat it. In fact, its all hidden in my pantry.
Marc's mom and dad joined us for the weekend. It was great having them and we hope they come back again.

Taylor taking care of Marcus. The kids sure like their cousin Taylor. They relate her to Taylor Swift. But Marcus told her that she has the same name as Taylor Swift, but she is just Taylor.
The kids ran out into the parade to hug the squire. Olivia came back very excited that she got to do this.
Riley shows us a tootsie roll that had a red, white, and blue cover. He was very impressed by this.

The parade was enjoyed by all.

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