At the risk of over stimulating again, we took SS to her second Christmas Parade. P staked out a spot for us, and placed our chairs hours before the start. This afforded us the opportunity to arrive minutes before the parade started. It was not as cold as last year, but it was breezy. I had originally planned to bring my hooded sweatshirt, but it needed to be washed. I am so glad it was dirty, because I would have frozen my assets off. P had the presence of mind to buy me a replacement for my tattered shearling boots, and it was another great idea. My feet get cold easily and I would have been very uncomfortable.
We were unable to find another fleece outfit for SS. The largest size available was 12-18 months, the same size she was wearing. We added her thermal PJs for extra warmth (the legs were high water), and a ski cap to make up for the small hoodie. SS had a great time and even got her Halloween fix when the Grim Reaper made an appearance.
I wrote about how low budget the parade was last year. This year they had no budget. If you showed up, you were part of the parade. SS enjoy the usual array of goats and other farm animals, ATVs, farm vehicles, bands and lights. Out very enthusiastic cheerleader applauded her little hands off. The music was by her her favorite part, followed by the lights.
For last year's parade click here and here. Make sure to watch the Michelin Baby video. Rats, it looks like Part 2 post is MIA. Have to figure out what happened. We could not have a repeat of an over bundled SS waddling around, but we had a lot of fun. So cool to see the changes in the last year. Now I'm off to look for that post.
We see batons in SS's future, as well as bruises, and lots of broken things around the house.
Some teenage girls were walking next to a float, each carrying two stuffed animals. One young lady took one look at SS and just gave her this bunny. We were seating next to the radio broadcasters. Debbie (I think that's her name), the radio personality said "She just gave the little girl her bunny!" Debbie was quite taken with SS, and said her name on the air too many times for our comfort.
SS was amused by Elvis. We are surprised she did not grab his microphone and showed him how it's done.
No Christmas parade is complete without the Grim Reaper. SS excitedly shouted "Halloween, Halloween!" So much for understanding that Halloween is a once a year event.
We kept SS in her mittens and hat for a while. Good thing she had her PJs on and was ready for bed.