Friday, July 2, 2010

Canada Day 2010

Raymond Alberta:
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??
Cousin love!
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!!


Suz said...

That cousin's pic is my favorite! Good job Jenn!

Becky said...

HA! That is AWESOME. I am leaving this post up for Jaron to see. I was telling him yesterday that July 1st is bigger than Christmas in Raymond. He said I was nuts and polled his FB friends and Canadian classmates. Of course, they all said Christmas was bigger because they're not FROM RAYMOND!! Hahaha. That is too funny that you wrote that! I love it.

The girls are so cute in their red and white!

broberts said...

you're girls looks so much alike in the pic w/ them on the couch together...LOVE it! what cute little dollies.

Marko Polo said...

Hey just found your blog! Say Hello to Regan for me and congrats on the new one!

Francis Family said...

haha Jennie, I definitely don't think your a creeper! I also love following you and your little family and I know what you mean about "knowing" me. I feel the same for you! :)