Friday, December 5, 2008

Christmas Parade

In a desperate attempt to get myself into the Christmas spirit, we all went to the Christmas parade last night in town. Our new house is about 2 blocks from where the parade route was starting so I met up with Jon and some of our friends about an hour before the big event! A good friend of ours brought supper from Zaxby's and we had a "picnic" on our insulation, wall paper covered deck!(still in the tearing out stage!) James didn't move or make a peep for about 20 minutes while he sat on the table and ate Lynn's french fries and chicken strips. That kid and food! The picture below is Audrey before we left for the parade. I had put their hats on and as always James immediately took his off. Audrey is going through this phase of liking to put things on her head and I reckon she figured 2 hats are better than 1!
The weather was perfect last night which I am thankful for since Audrey's been fighting ear infections. I was a little concerned that James would be scared of the marching bands again(like he was at mule day) but he did great. He would clap and wave and start dancing when they'd come by! And he was very, very interested this time in all the fire trucks and floats and pretty girls handing out candy!Audrey didn't get as excited as her brother but it was their bed time and she had all her fun before the parade started walking up and down the side walk holding on to the fence. She can take about 10 steps by her self now before falling on her little booty! Poor child looked like she was in her jammies last night since the only shoes she will keep on her feet are house slippers and her coat came down past her knees! At least she was warm and comfortable!


Elizabeth, Audrey, Bradly and James waiting for the parade to begin!

6 comments:

~sydney~ said...

this is so adorable! how old does audge think she is holdin that cell phone AND walking so much! and i can just see james clapping and dancing! how cute! i miss you guys!

Dianne said...

'Manda,

I sure do envy your getting to experience childhood...one more time ... through Audrey and James. What a wonderfully exciting time this will be for them and you and Jon.

Audrey might as well as have been saying as she held the phone out, "It's for you, Mom".

Sweet SWEET images and words.

Becky said...

Those hats! Where in the world do you find these cute hats!!!??? Wish I could have seen them at their first Christmas parade. I love and miss y'all. Thanks for the pictures to make me smile!

su said...

So did it work? You in the spirit?

Amanda said...

More than I was on Monday!!!!
I did put out some Christmas decorations yesterday.......

Amanda said...

Got these hats at Old Navy Beck....the others at Gap.....
Your welcome!!