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Saturday, July 4, 2009

4th of July Parade

Murray (the little city that we live in) has a parade every July 4th. All the surrounding cities join, so it is fun. We live about a block away from State street, the street that they have the parade on, so we went to it this morning. Cynthia was the only one from our family that was supporting red, white and blue today.

I tried to get some pictures of her in her little outfit, but she has been teething this week and so she was not wanting to be cute for pictures. To add the cherry to her teething, she has fallen three times this week and scrapped up the same knee. One of the three times happened while waiting for the parade to begin. Ben had to run home and get some stuff to take care of her scrapped up knee.

Ben and Cynthia (notice the little flesh colour plaster on her knee, she was not very happy with me when I wiped it down with some disinfectant stuff, that is why she is drinking some juice)

Me and Cynthia

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The first group to lead the parade were flag people. They handed out flags to everyone who wanted one. So Cynthia got a flag and we showed her what to do with it.

I thought that was funny. The parade had started already and some guy on the other side of the road had a big tuba , I was wondering if he had lost his parade group.

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Cynthia had more or less the same facial expression on the whole 2 hours. Here Ben is conducting with her.

The first shiny float to go by

Another shiny float

Shiny float again



The first of three horses (well one was more a Shetland pony) to go by. This one had her nails painted.

A large group of VW's came by, the cool thing about it was that the leader of the pack was a little remote control VW. They had one really old bug which was cool but the rest of them were the Jetta's, Rabbits and the others that have that body.

This is Cynthia's facial expression of about 95% of the parade. Sometimes she would wave, sometimes not. She did learn that what the floats were throwing was something she wanted (candy).

The best for last! Just like the VW's (and other car 'floats'), the Jeeps had a turn as well! There were about 15 Jeeps and they did tricks! Can you see why I want a Jeep? Well not for the tricks, but I do want one. The yellow Jeep drove up the grey Jeep's tire.

Here we have a Jeep in the middle and a Jeep on each tire. Is that not one of the coolest things you have ever seen?

About 20 minutes before the parade ended Cynthia decided that her parents were cramping her style. So she moved to the group sitting next to us.

The parade was a blast, we will be going to the 24th of July parade at the end of the month and hoping that Cynthia enjoys it a little better.

PS. Sorry Dad I missed your call, we were at the parade and thought I would hear my phone.

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