Saturday, November 17, 2007

A Parade to Start the Season

Today was pretty much the perfect day for a Parade. We have a birthday party tonight so we won't be able to attend our local parade (Barrhaven Lions Parade), so we went to the next best thing. The parade in the next major subdivision (Kanata Parade). We could have braved the crowds and headed to the Downtown Ottawa Parade, but we wanted a happy time, not a frustrated time. As it was there were enough 'Jacks' in the parking lot taking too many spaces or parking crooked so that others left nasty notes on their windshield. But alas, twas not us, so let's forget about those guys.

We did leave a little later than we had wanted too so we were at the end of the parade route instead of the beginning. Being at the beginning is fun as all the people in the parade are still warm and all geared up. Being at the end means they can hardly move they are so cold and they are all Christmas'd out. Either way J had a wonderful time, Apple slept on and off througout and Hubby and I sang along and danced with the crowds (ok we swayed more than danced, but it was still moving).

The only thing missing from the Parade today was that I forgot to pack some hot chocolate. Otherwise it was perfect. The tooth fairy even made an appearance and handed out toothbrushes! And Santa was a Jolly Fella right up until they dropped him at the Mall to start taking photos with all the kids inside. He is going to be one busy guy today.

Thanks for waving for me Santa! We wish you a Merry start to the Holiday Season.

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Blogger Family Adventure said...

I'm not sure I'm ready for Santa just yet, but I'm glad the kids had a good time :)


3:59 PM  
Blogger Kami said...

Our parade is tomorrow and it snowed last night... it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!


6:01 PM  
Blogger Chantal said...

I am glad the Kanata parade was good. We missed it this year (D have a b-day party right in the middle of it) and we headed to Cornwall for their parade of lights. It was nice, the kids loved it. I can't get over how fast this season is coming. I guess since the big red guy has made his appearance it is not officially shopping season, Oh Dear!

1:10 PM  
Blogger familymclean said...

What a great time! And you are one hot and stylish mama!

2:00 PM  
Blogger C said...

Love the pics! J is such a cutie! Those cheeks = adorable!!!

There's a craft show in Ottawa and my sister-in-law's sister (Melanie Bailey) will be there, showcasing her paintings for nurseries/kids' rooms/playrooms. If you like checking out the shows, do stop by and say hello to Mel. She's really nice :)

10:53 PM  
Anonymous valerie said...

LOL - we were there, too - right near the end, as well. Sorry we missed you, but there sure was a crowd. Glad you enjoyed it.

2:18 PM  

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