Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Rodeo Parade

The weather was actually cool enough today that we decided to get out and head to the Rodeo Parade in town. I was excited because we hadn't gotten to take Kinsley to a parade in a long time because the weather has been so miserably hot. We got there in plenty of time to get a great seat and weren't even too impatient as we waited for it to start.

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The nice cold watermelon probably helped pass the time though. One of her favorite summertime treats so it worked out nicely. It was pretty good too.
Can you see it yet? I love this picture so much. She was serious about watching for the start of the parade and was so excited when she heard the sirens. It was only the 3rd parade she's ever been too and the first time she was really big enough to enjoy it a lot. While we waited for the parade we talked about what we were most excited to see. The horses were a big one. Thankfully it was a rodeo parade so there were more horses than she could ever want to see.

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Check out her finger making sure I knew there was a horse out there! Too cute. And of course what little kid doesn't want them to throw candy. Well throw candy they did. I have never seen a little kid come away from a parade with so much candy. I swear they don't get this much at Halloween. It helped that we weren't surrounded by a bunch of older kids so she didn't have that competition. We were on a corner with one other mom and her daughter and a bunch of adults so these two little girls made quite a haul.

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And became instant friends. They were so sweet together helping each other get candy and holding hands. In this picture they each have their free hand over their ears because of the firetruck sirens. They were LOUD! But not loud enough to make them stop holding hands.

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She even managed to snag a teddy bear that one of the organizations were giving out. After she got her bear she sat down on the curb next to her mountain of candy and said "mama I'm done". It was too funny. We still had lots of parade left to see though. The shriners of course are always a big hit (and one of my favorites) and I loved the old tractors.

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I'd say it was a great day indeed. And now I'm off to join the girls for nap time--we're exhausted.


  1. You take beautiful pictures, what kind of camera do you use?

  2. Thanks so mcuh Kim! It's just a 6.0 Megapixel Sony DSC-H2. I would love to have a nice SLR camera one day (and someone to show me how to use it, lol).

    Here's a link...