River Days are here again

parade princessThis morning I was awakened at 6:30am by the quivering voice of a fully clothed four year old: “Mama, I thought we was going to the parade….” She was hard to convince, but we did manage to get her into bed with us, and I spent the next hour and a half with her knees in my back.

Ruthie’s preschool ‘marched’ in the River Days parade this morning, so Bryan walked with her as she and her friends rode their bikes. She was very proud to represent, and Thomas did all the appropriate screaming and charging the crowd when he saw his sister.

candy!Thomas and I hung with the curb crowd, ooo-ing and aahhh-ing at all the activity, and he wasn’t even phased by the Seafair Pirates’ loud canon. He was more interested in eating candy, because apparantly throwing candy into the gutter was a prerequisite for participation. By the time he’d had three suckers and a piece of bubble gum, he was starting to walk a little drunkly – like this Seafair pirate.

As far as parades go, this one was lacking in rumpus marching bands, and a little excessive in political campaign caravans. But drill teams and dance companies were fun to watch, and there was even a unicycle group. And did I mention the candy?

And though I could not attend Blogher, my weekend was not lacking in schwag… I have PARADE SCHWAG:

Parade schwag

More photos here.

2 thoughts on “River Days are here again”

  1. That looks like so much fun! And Thomas is truly one of the best-looking boy children I’ve ever seen–such great expressions on that one!

    Hmmm. We both have very strong first girls and I’m kind of hoping for a boy next. So then I can have someone (you) to complain to for real! (just kidding….)

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