Sunday, November 30, 2008

It was soooooo worth it!!!!!

This is where I was on Thanksgiving Day!!! It was so much fun and I am so glad I went even though many people thought we were crazy to take our young kids.
As the parade got closer people began crowding in all around us. I never really realized how many people there were until I stood on top of some railing to find Tom (my friend's husband) who had gone to take the kids to the bathroom. I could not believe what I saw. Now please remember that I am from a small town of 1500 so a crowd like this is slightly overwhelming to me. Oh, and speaking of Tom at one point he was not sure if he would make it back to us because the crowd was so tight. People actually handed our kids over the top to get them back to us, unfortunately for Tom people were not as willing to pass him over their heads. Eventually he did make it back much to the relief of his wife, Brenda Here is Devon not knowing anything of the excitement that is about to come his way but smiling nonetheless.
One sad part was that I was not able to stand right next to my kids and see the smiles on their faces as the parade was going by, so here are the pics. that the police officer from the other side of the barricade took. Mason with friends Adam and Trevor Lamont. They look pretty happy to me.
McKena with Spencer

Some parade highlights: All of the bands were great of course. I enjoyed this one because they added some extra jam into their music with great moves.

MILEY CYRUS!!! This of course is a highlight for any little girl.

I have to admit that I really enjoyed the old school balloons. It was just cool to see what they started with. A very close second for me was the Smurf balloon and float.
I will not claim to know Ryan's favorite however I know that he is a Snoopy fan.
Then there is the favority of everyone, Jolly Ole' Saint Nick. I do not know if it is the suit or what but this was a fabulous Santa Claus, with a beautiful sleigh and reindeer.
That recaps it. If you ever have a chance to go, do it. It is Sooooo (I could not possibly put enough o's) worth it.
I also have to give a shoutout to Louisa for all of the encouragement and advice. Thank you.


Mark, Holly and Boys said...

How fun! We watched the parade from our couch...I don't know that we'll ever be in that neck of the woods over Thanksgiving, but I am sure that being there is quite the experience! Noah flipped out at the (new) Buzz Lightyear balloon :)

Yorgasons said...

I will be calling you next year for advice because we definately want to do this before we leave!! I am so glad you went and weren't discouraged by all the people who said you were nuts for taking the kids! I hate it when people do that because if I use the kids as excuses to not do things I will end up doing nothing...right? THanks agian for watching my kids for me tuesday! They had a blast!!

Alison said...

That looks like so much fun! And it looks like you were REALLY close to all the action. Jack loved watching it on TV...maybe we will have to make it a vacation some year :)