Friday, June 26, 2009

Flag Day

I took my girls to the Fairfield Flag Day Parade for the first time this year, and it was so much fun! Molly had stayed at my house Friday night, so she went with me, because Ryan had a couple other obligations. So, we got all our supplies, snacks, water, stroller, diapers, etc. and loaded up the car and went on out. Of course we were a little late, so I was pleased with the parking spot we got, just on the other side of the park. We walked over to main street and found an empty spot towards the end of the parade and got to see almost all of it, we just missed the Liberty High School band.

When I was growing up, they always threw candy at the parade, but I wasn't sure if they still did, so I didn't say anything to Callie, I just told her that we were going to a parade to see all the beautiful princesses. Well, sure enough, they started throwing candy and she was so excited. The people in the parade thought her and Peyton were super cute, so they got a lot of candy thrown just to Callie, because she was the only kid in our little area.

The sweet older couple next to us were scooping up the candy and giving it to Callie too. So, I of course, forgot to bring a bag for her loot, but that same couple pulled out a Fred Meyer bag for us. Thanks! We were able to see lots of princesses, fire trucks, horses, a couple of floats and a lot of old cars! Callie kept picking up the candy, playing "catch" is what she called it. About three quarters of the way through the parade, another little girl came and was taking all of the candy that got thrown, and so Callie was getting upset, because she wasn't as fast as this other girl, who was probably about 6. So, our sweet friend next to us was scurrying around getting all the candy he could to give to Callie, it was cute. After the parade we played on the playground in the park for awhile. Callie's favorite thing to do at this park was the carousel thing. They climb on and then someone pushes it around in a circle. Yuck. Those things make me sick, but Callie sat on there for 20-30 minutes and then when I made her finally get off, she just hopped off and ran on like no big deal. After that, we got ice cream to try and cool off from the HOT day. We had a great time and I am so glad that we could go this year. We can't wait to go next year!

Callie showing off some of her candy, the licorice, her favorite!

Peyton in the stroller.

Oooh, pretty!

The candy stash.

Molly and Peyton.

The Fairfield Flag float.

Callie covered in ice cream being a little grumpy.

Peyton covered in Molly's shebert. She LOVES ice cream.

Molly with her ice cream. Yum!