Wednesday, June 1, 2011

I Love a Parade!

But unfortunately, we don't have one.  Ever!  Our town is a great little town, it has lots going for it, but it never has a parade.  You would think that in a town like ours, a parade would be just the thing to do.  We have lots of high schools-therefore lots of high school bands.  Lots of kids, community, heros, church's, talented people galore.  Why, don't we have a parade?  I can't figure it out for the life of me.  The closest thing that we have is the Kris Kringle Procession and that is in December and you freeze your tushes off, so that doesn't really count.  My kids, who are now adults have never even seen a real parade in real life, only on TV.  How sad is that?!   When I was a kid, we used to go to them all the time.   I was in the parades for years, marching down the main street in town.  It was a BIG deal!!  (To me, anyway.) 
So, can you guess what I didn't do this Memorial Day?  If you guessed go to a parade, you guessed right.  I did not go to a parade. Because our town DOESN"T HAVE ONE!!   I wonder if anyone from the town council is reading my blog?  I seriously doubt it. 

Anyway, what I did do was relax.  It was glorious.  I didn't have an agenda and it was great.  Nothing planned, nothing I had to get done.  I was loving it.  Went shopping on Saturday to the outlets and picked up some bargains.  Everything was on sale, and I love a good sale!  That was fun.  Michelle and Bella went with me, we all got some good stuff.  Later that day, Michelle and Shawn went out to dinner and a movie and then they went to stay at his house for the night.  Gasp!  Bella said she didn't trust them.  Ha!  Thought they might kiss and stuff.  How funny is that?!  I told her I thought she was right so she should stay with me and Grandaddy and we wouldn't have to see them kiss and I'd take her for ice cream.  She thought she was getting the better end of that deal by far.  Sunday we puttered around in the morning, ran a few errands and then I took her to the pool for a while.  She was in heaven!  She had been dying for it to open!  Just couldn't wait.  When Michelle and Shawn got home we were just getting back from the pool as they were on their way down, so we all went back to the house fed Bella and they took her back for another coupld of hours.  This was the result:
Bella was exhausted, and they were all a bit sunburned!
Shawn just looks looped.  Ha!
Bella barely made it to bed before she passed out.

She also spent some time blowing bubbles on the front lawn, waiting to go to the pool.
Green Bubbles!
I spent some time cleaning, reading and working in my craft room.  Pure bliss. 
I want another long weekend, longer this time.   
Aren't those sweet cheeks just so kissable? 
She is counting down the days now.  It won't be long.  In nine short days our little six year old will become a seven year old!  Hard to believe, but true.  Where does the time go?  I'm sure my parents are asking the same thing, her Great-Grandparents! 

Hope you all had a safe and happy Memorial Day! 

1 comment:

  1. I live in a small town that has a parade for the 4th of july, halloween, Christmas, actually if you time it right at christmas you can see 4 parades is na 15 mile radius. There are more but for local events, so come visit and you can see a real live parade.