September 26, 2011


Last week, a friend let us know that it was time once again for the local homecoming parade. We went last year, and had a blast, but the kiddos were sick last week and we didn't know if we would end up making it. Fast forward to Friday 4:23 pm. Lucas calls to ask if we are still going to the parade (it starts at 5:00). We were enjoying our first day with everyone finally feeling better (and by enjoying, I mean we were all having a lazy day in our pajamas because we finally felt good enough to enjoy it!). But we had so much fun last year... 17 minutes later we were all dressed, Lucas was home from work, and we were running out the door. 22 minutes later, we pulled into the parking lot to meet up with all our friends. We made it with time to spare! I've never dressed us all that quickly!
Picking up candy - this parade had GOOD candy, and tons of it! We ended up with more than we have collected from any other parade we have attended!
Our friend, B, was in the parade, and he was so excited to throw candy to us!
It wasn't long before Ryan just wanted to eat his candy (note: he picked the most random piece of candy of them all to want!)
Allie - who had already been a little street cleaner with the candy and collected tons - started to see if her generous friends wanted to give her more!
The twins' favorite part of the parade (besides the candy) were the fire trucks! I didn't keep an exact count, but I feel confident there were about a dozen rescue vehicles! They were half the parade!

Collecting their plunder. Daddy was so proud!
We ended the evening with dinner out with friends (totally spur of the moment), and then the guys took the kids home for the moms to have a spur-of-the-moment girls night out! So glad we got dressed, it turned out to be such a great evening!


Lauren and Jeff said...

Spur-of-the-moment girls night! You lucky woman!

Anonymous said...

sounds like a wonderful end to your sick free day of enjoyment. Also glad they can pick up their own candy. I always felt a little greedy going to pick it up for them.Gigi

Anonymous said...

Glad you got to go to the parade it looks like they had fun. Really glad you had a girls night out. After being sick with the kids you need that. Love the pictures as always. Next year you will have to plan to come up for nautical parade and Mr. Dugan will let the kids ride in his fire truck. Nordins did this year. I will reserve seats if you can come. He loves to blow the siren also. Hugs from Nana

Anonymous said...

It was fun to see the kids' new haircuts in action!! Great job. Also was fun that you had a lazy great day without any stress of getting ready to go to the parade and then got zip and energy to get ready in a flash! And then girls' night yet! A super good day. Hugs, Grandma

Anonymous said...

P.S. Sounds like you got plenty of candy to share some at the door for Halloween!