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One more parade! Jackson

I guess we weren’t done with parades yet.  We were invited by Dustin and Samantha to go to the Jackson parade with them and then a cookout afterwards. This parade was smaller and not nearly as long as the other two we’ve been too, which turned out to be a good thing because my boys hardly watched it.  I think they are paraded out. 😀

To me the best part of this parade is that Titus came with us.  Thank you Angela for milking and doing chores so we could have a family day.

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My kids got way more candy this time around.  At first I thought it was because this parade just handed out more candy, but then I figured out that we weren’t sitting with a bunch of other kids like the last parades.  They had all the candy to themselves.

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Picking up candy:

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James got this little green ball from someone and he was more excited about that then watching the parade or picking up candy.

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Gideon on the other hand finally got the idea and didn’t have any big kids getting in the way.  He kept clutching the candy in both his chubby little hands. It was very cute.

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Despite the candy Gideon still wanted to wander off, which he did at all the other parades.  I think he would have been happy to walk in it. 🙂  It was nice to have someone else chase him for a change.

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The cutest part of this parade were the mini ponies with little kids riding them.  I’m begging Titus for mini ponies now so that James and Gideon can start riding them and stop trying to ride the dogs at Grandma’s. 😉

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After the parade we went to a grocery store to get stuff for the cookout.  This was a new store and they had carts with cars on the front. Boy oh boy were my kids excited!!!  I wish our store would get some!  Of course we got the one that only had one steering wheel instead of two (it was broken) and it didn’t take long for the fighting to begin.


Then we went to the park and played while Dustin cooked. Thanks Dustin!

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Titus and I lounging in the grass.


James and baby Thomas.


It was a fun family day.  After we ate Dustin and Samantha came over to our house. Then they decided to stay the night and go to church in the morning with us! What fun. I can be spontaneous if I don’t know it’s coming. 😉  I had to quickly come up with a Sunday dinner though. So I cooked a roast in the oven, but had to stop at the store on the way home for potatoes. They weren’t anything special, just baked in the microwave.  I also made caramelized carrots, which were really good.  Dustin said it was the best pot roast he had ever had.  Which was really nice, but I can’t take credit for it.  I didn’t do anything to it! I was completely out of seasonings so I just threw it in a roasting pan with some water and cooked it while we were at church.  My in-laws just grow really good beef. 😀

All in all it was a great day!

Another try at a family picture.  We did wait until the parade was done, but there must of been

something over there that was interesting!

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Summer Parades

We like parades.  They are free entertainment and little kids love them. Not to mention all the candy they get as well.  We got to go to two parades six days apart.  It would have been better to have had more time in between them, since we are all done now.  But that’s okay we still had fun.  The first one we went to was the Mountain Lake parade. 


I dressed them alike.  Sometimes you have to spend the big dollars and get something cute!

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The best part is eating all the candy people throw at you. It’s a good thing that we don’t

go to parades year round.

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Titus walked in this parade so he didn’t get to sit with us.


I love the way they point when they are excited about something.

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I kept trying to get a cute picture with both of them sitting down.

As you can see it was hard to do.

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Six days later we went to the St. James parade. We went with my mom, Emma, Sirena and her kids.  My boys had a lot of fun with Avah, Emma and Hunter. This parade was almost rained out and we were excited when it still went on.  It was a long parade, 2 hours, no joke!  Not sure if it was supposed to be that long or if the rain had something to do with it.

The only picture with all five kids:


Too much candy too late in the day? Not sure what’s with these silly boys!

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Emma and Gideon:


Watching the marching/dancing bands.  The kids really liked these a lot which is a good thing because there were a lot of them!

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Ready for candy.

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Emma, James and Hunter, and one picture with Avah:

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