Where July 1st is bigger than Christmas.
It's true this has to be the biggest and best holiday for all of us Raymondites. It kills me every year to see the lawn chairs lined up along the sides of the road saving their places for the parade that starts in 3 days. There are always like 5 million people at the parade....and its not even that good! ha ha but its tradition I guess and the kids love it....well most kids, not chloe! But it is so fun to see everyone who comes home and everyone's families get together and we were so lucky to get such a gorgeous day this year, it seems like the last few years it has been cold or rainy. We arrived just as a feud was beginning between my family and someone who was trying to save like half of main street for their family who wasn't there yet. Well that wasn't happening so i just weaseled my way in there and set up our chairs and put my blanket down and they moved! ha ha
Chloe was pretty excited at first
But ended up on our laps as soon as the first car came by. She didn't like it one bit. She was scared of EVERYTHING! the cars, the honking, the horses, the big ugly skeletor guy on stilts (well even i thought that guy was pretty creepy)
Ashley was kinda fussy too, i guess she didn't like all the honking and cheering either.
They were both pretty happy after it was over and we had some lunch at Nana's tho. Food makes everyone happier doesn't it??
I even got one of all the kids (except Tyler) and I didn't even have to pose them, they were all just snuggled up on the couch like this! too cute!
Chloe found a new trick!
Ash with uncle greg and cousin britty!
So we had a great Canada day we even went to the rodeo for the first time in a few years, it was pretty fun, but i forgot to take my camera! We also spent some time up at the family softball tournament, but skipped out on the fireworks cause they were a little late for my almost 2 year old! I am sure she would have been terrified anyways....she is such a little chicken!!