Our little town's Labor Day parade is an annual tradition for my family. We have all gone to the parade together for many, many years and all my kids have been in it at one time or another. I didn't do a great job of getting pictures of all the kids together this year, but great or not here are a few of the ones I got.
Some friends of Joanna's very kindly bought balloons for all the little kids.
A lot of candy gets thrown to the crowd, so you have to be ready and you have to have a big bag. In addition to candy, this year they went home with footballs and full sized soccer balls that were thrown from floats.
Jill and Joanna always impress the kids by singing the fight song from their old high school when the school's band goes by.
Beck watched the whole parade wide-eyed and happy.
The big kids made sure the little kids got their share of candy and Anna dove right in to hers.
When she stood up we found out what she had been doing with her wrappers.
The years really go by quickly....Anna and Ellis have grown up a lot since their first parade 3 years ago.
Ours is not a fancy parade....it starts with fire engines and police cars and ends with city trucks and milk trucks with lots of clowns and bands and politicians in the middle, but it is a fun family tradition.