Monday, May 31, 2010

The Traditional Parade

For the last 30 some years Mickey has been in or attended a Memorial Day parade in Edwardsburg.  I have done the same for the last 20 years.  We shared this tradition with our kids as they came along.  Up until the last, I think, 3 years we rode in Mickey's grandpa's model T truck.  He no longer has it so we are now the people watching along the road waiting for someone to throw us candy.  Today we continued that tradition.  Luckily the rain held off long enough for the parade to finish.  The kids each walked away with a sack full of candy.  Here's the sugar happy children.  (Meg invited a friend along, Grace.)

Memorial Day Parade

It's the last day of May.  This year is going by so fast.  I'm sure it will slow down in some ways with the kids being home but then again school will be starting before we know it.  I would like to make the most of their time off.  Anyone have any suggestions as to what we could do together?  I'm planning to come up with a routine so we/they know what to expect every day but I'll need some fun activities to throw in too.


michellekarren said...

How fun to see the parade! I am sure the kids will all have fond memories of it. Thanks for your posts, Kelly! I enjoy keeping up with your family. As for the summer- hmmm. How about if you get a couple of puppies? That will keep you all busy.

Amy Stone said...

I love the puppy idea! How about a pit bull, a chow chow and a St. Bernard. Nice safe reliable dogs that don't shed.