Saturday, July 4, 2009

You’re invited

First Annual

4th of July

Neighborhood Kiddies Parade!

10:30 AM Saturday, July 4th

Decorate your wagons, bikes, strollers, etc.

Kids, parents, and pets welcome too.

Ice cream treats for all participants.

Parade Spectators Encouraged!!!!


What’s that? 

You couldn’t make it??

Well, allow me to recap:

First you need it to be July 4th.


Then of course, you need to decorate your “float”:




Use lots of tape.

Then you, naturally, need to put on your parade hat.


Time to head up the hill!



Looks like the neighbors are excited too!


Waiting for the start at the top of the hill.  What a great turnout for the “First Annual” neighborhood kiddie parade!


And to the delight of all we had our own personal parade escorts, all the way down to the other end of the street!!



Time to wave to the adoring neighbors crowd as we head down the parade “route”. 



At the end of the parade we got to check out the ambulance and fire truck.  And, as the invitation states, “ice cream for all!'”.

Eli is sick today!   But you can hardly tell he is unhappy here….






We even let Baxter in on the action! 


What a way to start of the Fourth of July!  Can’t wait to do it again next year!!  Happy 4th to you all!!


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Three Js said...

Oh man, what fun! I wish Jacob could have been there for some of that fun! Maybe next year. Great photos, of course!

blueviolet said...

You are such a great photographer, you know. I love this idea. Your neighborhood rocks!

Happy 4th!!

Donna Childree Gotlib said...

What a wonderful way to celebrate and create memories that everyone will share for years to come.

Tracey said...

Oh darn! Sorry I missed the parade! Looks like the neighborhood had a blast. I wish we had something like that over here. Especially now that my boys are really riding their bikes. I remember doing something similar when I was younger. Hmmm, maybe I need to organize something for our neighborhood.

Norman said...

That looked like it was a lot of fun! happy 4th

The Redhead Riter said...

Visiting from SITS. Happy 4th of July!

Rachael said...

Looks like so much fun! We went to a BBQ in Birch Bay at which I ate an Elk Burger. Seriously. And it was freaking delicious.

Brittany and Charlie said...

Looks like fun! Good job on the float:)

Paging Doctor Mommy said...

For some reason, I thought you lived in Seattle... I didn't realize that you are just across the border in Bellingham. We'll have to meet up for a coffee the next time I come down that way!

valentine said...

looks like you guys had a great parade. fetching sweet float!your family is so cute.

hey, i saw the firetruck, are you in WA? said...

What a delight...what a neat tradition. I want to move and be your new neighbor!

Calling firehubby...he can work at that station...

Just hung up, he said yes. We move in next week!

Anonymous said...

How fun!

Roxy said...

GREAT the pictures...My little ones would have gone BONKERS with the firetruck!

Carmen said...

Looks like a ton of fun and what a great neighborhood!

valentine said...

hey! there is an award for you on my blog, stop by to pick it up!

Alicia W. said...

I wish I lived in a neighborhood like that - how amazing you guys get together and do that. WONDERFUL!

Meaghan said...

Looks like your family had a blast! My favorite pic is of the dog taking someone for a walk...LOL...

Stopping by from SITS to say hi and invite you to our big JEWELERY Giveaway. Spirit Jump is a charity that is made up of people who send cards/gifts to those battling cancer in hopes of lifting their spirits.

Stop by and get in on the fun & maybe even become a Spirit Jumper :)

The Blonde Duck said...

What fun!

At first, I thought you were having a blog parade. I was about to wrestle Bitty and Bear into a wagon.

sandy said...

How fun! The pics are great:0)

Fresh Mommy said...

That is so awesome... looks like a great time!! What a fun neighborhood!


Queenie Jeannie said...

Oh what fun!!! Loved all the pictures! Happy 4th to you and your family.

Cathy said...

Love it! Looks like a great 4th!

Kekibird said...

This looks wonderful! My son and I were in a parade on the 4th in my friends small town community and it was a blast! Trucks and horses and lots of dogs. We really enjoyed it. And it looks like your family did too!

sweet Serendipity said...

Wow, looks like a wonderful day!

pam said...

I love it!! What a great idea, I love your spirit.

Kristin said...

Love all of the fourth of July fun! Such wonderful memories that the kiddos will remember forever. Love it!

Megan said...

That is the cutest parade EVER!! Love it! love it! love it!

Awesome pictures and such fun memories!!

Daisy said...

I miss this place so much! Use to live there for 8 years.
Oh..wait, Hi..I'm Daisy @ The Deal Fanatic. I found your blog through iTwins. Love that Blog. Now I love your blog too!!! Gorgeous little ones. I have 4 yr old girl/boy twins. Such a great age!

Stacy said...

What a fun neighborhood you have, Teri! CUTE float. CUTER kids! :)