Friday, July 8, 2011

Neighbourhood Parade

They do a fabulous parade around our neighbourhood on July 4th. This year I was determined to be part of it. So I gathered all Oompa Loompas, we decorated their modes of transport and we were off.

Well sort of off. There was a last minute vehicle swap, (surely a girls' prerogative) and little OL wanted to go on the scooter. The scooter which was not decorated and really a little too big. No worries, we can scoot along. Well........the parade started and the boys zoomed off. I had baby OL in the pram and was helping little OL on the scooter. There didn't seem to be much scooter action going on.

I then looked up and realised that the parade had long gone, we were definitely the stragglers at the end.

We did the loop though. What should probably take 8 minutes, took us 45mins. But the weather was glorious, I also managed to be a nosy neighbour and check out everyones BBQ's. And it is at times like this that I like to remember the story about the hare and the tortoise, although I am not really sure how it is relative but it seems quite fitting. Have a great weekend.


  1. The important thing is you andlittle OL had a great time. I love her dress.

  2. looks fun. gotta love making your own parade!!! donna