Sunday, August 31, 2008

parade fun

Yesterday we had a chance to do something we haven't ever done as a family before.....BE IN A PARADE!:) the boys were so excited all morning long, so it made the short trip out to west jefferson VERY long for them, but what a great adventure it was! the town was having a parade to celebrate their "ox roast" they have every labor day. steve stivers, whom is running for a spot in the u.s. congress, needed some supporters to come and throw candy out for him in the parade, and since beej has a friend who works for him, we were invited! we got to the parade at 11 am, in time to get shirts on, get the boys ready and head out for the 12 pm parade. booker walked the entire way (over 2 miles) throwing out at least 7 big buckets of candy and lincoln was so cute EATING at least 7 buckets of candy while sitting in the wagon and waving to all the elderly ladies with his little american flag. anyways, it was a fun activity and i cannot tell you how EASY it was to put the boys down for a 3 hour nap yesterday afternoon!:) here are some pictures from our adventure:

lincoln before the parade in his "mardi gras" necklaces...

getting ready to take off...


a little while into the walk we had to stop for an ambulance to pass, so we took some pics..


little patriotic booker..isn't that so cute!(beej was so proud to have his little boys introduced to a political activity so soon in life!)

lincoln's job..to be cute smiling and waving his flag! he succeeded!

stivers had been in the military for over 26 years, thus some of the little kids wore these camo hats...so cute.


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4 comments:

Nate and Jessica said...

I have always wanted to know how to pronounce Steve Stivers. I want it to be like Steve Stevers. You guys look adorable in the blue shirts.

Megan Melver said...

I think that even i could become involved in politics if it involved 7 buckets of candy and booker and lincoln!!!!!:) but without one of the three variables i think it wouldn't last!!!!!!

Perry's said...

I was in a parade once, it's kind of fun to be on the other end of it isn't it?

kerstin said...

cute pictures! I'm so excited to see how adorable your little baby girl will be! I'm sure you are so happy that BJ is back home. Enjoy the rest of the summer!