Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy Independence Day!

Each year, Verrado hosts a Fourth of July parade for the kiddos.  The night before, Christian's school hosts a decorating party and this year, it was time to finally participate!   Christian thought it was pretty cool that he got to ride his trike at school!

To be honest, I wasn't too sure how Christian was going to handle being in the parade.  There were A LOT of kids (and the accompanying parents).  It was busy, crowded and loud. 

I thought back to 2010 when we watched the parade the crowd.  Poor lil' guy held his ears closed much of the time and he didn't enjoy himself.  But he's grown and matured quite a bit int he past two years, so I had hope that he might enjoy the parade this time - esp. if he was part of it.

(As long as we're looking back ... just look at Christian back in 2009:   AWWWWWWWWW!!!)

I am pleased to report Christian was VERY excited - and along with that excitement came impatience when the wait went on, and on and on.   Even baby girl fell asleep in her Bjorn.  And finally, the time arrived, and we were off!!

A couple of videos for your viewing pleasure:

Afterwards, we got some free ice cream and went to a quite area and just sat and relaxed.  It was a very rare overcaset - and occasionally rainy - day.  It was the perfect temperature outside.

It really was a nice day!  And I'm just so proud of Christian for getting out there on his trike and riding along with the rest of the kids.

I'm thinking that for Christian's upcoming fifth birthday, a nifty new bicycle might be in order! :)

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