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Weekend Festivities

March 14, 2011

Spring is right around the bend even though you 100% cannot tell it today. Cold (really cold!) rainy, dreary… Blegh. But with spring comes outdoor activities and after this winter I would be willing to make out with a hobo for a little sunshine and warmth. This weekend we got just that. (Whitney-1. Hobos-0)

Saturday was our annual St. Paddy’s Day parade so Mike and I loaded up Evie, swung by and picked up Emmopops and Sam and headed downtown. We met up with my friend, Colleen, who happens to be the mother of Evie’s best friend, Alex. It was super crowded downtown and despite my aversion to, you know, most people, we managed to have a really good day. The girls could have actually cared less about the parade and were more enthralled with the gravel we were standing in.

If you saw me through the majority of the parade… this is how I looked. Seriously, parades have really stopped trying to impress anyone these days. Just random people walking in the street? Men on those mini-motorcycles? Why do those things seem worthy of being in a parade?! I want elaborately decorated floats, dammit! There DID happen to be some green sheep which I found amusing but of course this was right at the time Colleen had taken the girls on a bathroom break.  Anyways, you can see that my child is just as amused with the parade and is much more concerned with whatever is going on behind the fence right there. (This was pre-gravel discovery.)

Afterward we walked around for a bit and then just found ourselves sitting in the sunshine outside of Sam’s Hotdog Stand. It was so nice to just be able to BE outside without 36 layers of clothes on. The girls played for about an hour, dancing around to the Irish music being pumped out Molly Brooke’s.

Don't lie. You know you're impressed with how much green my child's wearing. It's ok. We just really like to get into holidays like this.

After a while we packed up our stuff and headed back to the car only to discover Mike had actually forgotten to turn my car OFF when we left so the battery was dead. (I have a keyless start so it’s not THAT hard to do. I’ve been guilty of it myself once before.) Emmopops and Stu were close though and thankfully had jumper cables to give us a boost.

Sunday we made a trip to Louisville to have dinner with Mike’s family. We were completely exhausted when we got back and all three of us walked in the door and immediately put on our pajamas… at 6:30pm. All in all it was a pretty great weekend. And just think, I didn’t even have to make out with a hobo.

 

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. March 14, 2011 11:07 am

    Don’t act like you’re not disappointed the hobo thing didn’t work out. I saw how excited you got when we spotted downtown James Brown.

  2. March 14, 2011 2:55 pm

    Awww, looks like fun! Henry was in SC this weekend so we skipped the parade deal. Maybe next year.

    We did do the 4th of July parade a few years ago and it was like a million degrees outside and it was the WORST parade I have ever seen. Just random people walking in the street. Who is in charge of these things?? I need floats and bands. Maybe a giant balloon. Santa would help. Even in July.

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