Sunday, July 31, 2011

Parade

Auntie Em works at a bank and she invited Noah to ride in the bank's stagecoach during the Old Fashioned Festival parade.  The rest of our family lined up on a shady area of sidewalk and eagerly awaited seeing our Noah.  Here are some of the best things we saw while we waited:

My handsome husband and my adorable Miles with the cutest round belly.
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Toby was given a candy bag from an insurance company and promptly opened it up
expecting candy to rain from the sky.  
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A cute schoolhouse float and Newberg's own bagpiper.
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And then suddenly Toby's wishes came true and candy was falling all around him.
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This is what Miles was doing for the first half of the parade.

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Wait, I'm not sure you can fully appreciate that from a still photo.
You must watch the awww inducing video.
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Dancing horses and a mariachi band.
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By this time Toby's candy bag was so full he could barely lift it.
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A unicorn!  A patriotic unicorn!
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Floating hand bell choirs and old timey brass bands.
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Fred Meyer and Grocery Outlet mascots.  Sometimes when I shop at Grocery Outlet it is like 
someone squeezed a rainbow into my bag!
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Cool shuttle float.
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Calliope float and square dancing float.
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And then Miles got bored and decided to walk away.  He didn't get very far.
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Awesome and unique peacock puppets.


They were so cool!
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So was this incredible raptor puppet/costume.  I was very impressed.
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And then, finally, on the very last float we saw Noah!
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He looked darling and I know he'll hate it that I said that.  But it's so true!
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He's got his parade wave down, too.
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At the end of the parade Toby had nearly half his giant bag full of candy.


It's definitely going to be one our sweetest memories.

And just in case you need to watch it again, here's Miles doing the cutest wave ever:

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Bye-bye!

5 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing, I love a small town parade!

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  2. I love this parade! Maybe we'll sneak up next year!

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  3. Love the pictures! And I am glad that they throw candy at your parades... I guess here in Bozeman they outlawed candy because some parent might now be watching their kid and a float will run over the kid... hum! (they worded it differently... that was in my own words ;o) )

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  4. I love it. Gabriel is watching and recognized Miles, Toby and Noah! Super cute!

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