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Makes My Monday: Memorial Memories

Our town has a really nice parade every Memorial day. And it happens to go right by the end of our street! We met up with my sister Cathy, her boyfriend and his son and a few of our neighbors. After the parade, everyone came back to our house and hung out for some BBQ – Mike’s specialty πŸ™‚

8 kids and 7 adults

Halloween Preview

As you saw in yesterday’s post, we hit a Halloween party yesterday. And today was our town’s Horribles Parade. (Have I mentioned that I love our town? πŸ™‚ ) Between the two, the kids have had so much fun – without any candy!!

Twins Club Halloween Party

Ridin' Around

Ridin' Around

"I'm an Elephant!"

"I'm an Elephant!"

In the Bouncy House

In the Bouncy House

Random Shot of Lots of People

Random Shot of Lots of People

Town Horribles Parade

Waiting for the Parade to Start

Waiting for the Parade to Start

Still an Elephant!

Still an Elephant!

"I'm a GOOD Knight"

"I'm a GOOD Knight"

Random Shot of Lots of People

Random Shot of Lots of People

After the Parade

When the parade was over, instead of waiting in line for the candy that the kids didn’t need, we stopped at the park to play in the leaves.

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Keeping Busy

Our week in Vermont continues!

“Tractor” rides all around

Grandpa and Burke

Grandpa and Burke

Grandpa and Maggie

Grandpa and Marjorie*

Grandpa and Logan

Grandpa and Logan

Logan was a little … ripe.

STINKY!!

STINKY!!

The Bug Parade

Logan, Nana, and Marjorie

Logan, Nana, and Marjorie*

Then the City Band concert in the park. Nana is the conductor. (She’s the one waving her arms off to the right.) If you look closely, you’ll see her name on the bandstand…it was built for her!

City Band

City Band

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Watching the Band

Dancing: Marjorie* and Burke

Dancing: Marjorie* and Burke

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Danicing: Cousin Grey and Burke

They even got to play the bass drum when the concert was over!

Marjorie*

Marjorie*

Burke

Burke

*Maggie is still correcting us…so I figure I should start calling her “Marjorie” here too…SO.HARD!

Thursday Theater: Everyone Loves a Parade

Goddess hosts Thursday Theater. Wanna join in? Go add your name to the list!

We went to the town Memorial Day Parade on Monday and I happened to catch Burke on video enjoying it a bit. (It’s from my phone, sorry about the quality!)

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Memorial Day

Our town holds a Memorial Day parade. And – holy convenience – it marches right past our street! All we have to do is walk 3 houses down and we’re in the right spot.

Waiting for the Parade to Start

Waiting for the Parade to Start

I think I see it!

"I think I see something!"

Are you sure, Burke?

"Are you sure, Burke?"

The High School Marching Band

The High School Marching Band

(For you, Sue *grin* )

"Cool! We got a flag!"

"Cool! We got a flag!"

"Parades are neat"

"Parades are neat"

When the parade was over, we walked ALLLLL the way back home (tee hee) and hung out in the back yard.

Fun in the Sandbox

Fun in the Sandbox

It Was Horrible

…because it was supposed to be! πŸ™‚

Our town had its annual Horribles Parade yesterday. Apparently, they’ve had over 40 of them…I find that pretty cool, and it makes me love our new town that much more.

Anyway…we all lined up behind the fire truck. And when I say “we all” I mean, pretty much all of the kids and their parents in the town!! Or at least, it seemed like it.

Lining Up

Lining Up

All of the kids (and some adults) dressed up to march from the fire house to the high school (about 1/2 mile maybe?). There were a *lot* of really cool costumes.

Around the Bend

Around the Bend

As you can see, since pretty much everyone was in the parade, there were not a lot of spectators. I think I saw a total of 10 people watching…

Maggie insisted on walking down the yellow line. And she walked with her skirt in her hand – very princess-like.

Princess Maggie

Princess Maggie

Logan didn’t have a nap at all yesterday, but was – again – a very good little guy. He was just taking in the sights along the way.

Logan the Tiger

Logan the Tiger

When we reached the high school, we asked the fire men if it would be okay to take a picture of Burke in front of the fire truck.

Fire Man Burke

Fire Man Burke

Oh, and before we left for the parade, I just couldn’t resist this shot…

Tiger on the Rocking Tiger

Tiger on the Rocking Tiger