Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Christmas Parade

Saturday morning we got up and took the kids to the Christmas Parade. Our Christmas parade always amazes me. Not because it is such a wonderful parade, but because it reminds me of how much our little town is growing. When we moved here in 2000, the population was a mere 9,192. In 2006 there were 18,214 and by 2010 it is estimated to be 24,693 (facts taken from our town's website). It doubled in 6 years and expected to triple by 2010! Our "little town" isn't so little anymore! In 2000 there was one stop light, a small two lane road, one grocery store, one elementary school and a Sonic! Now? Man, lets just say we have 3 elementary school, 1 middle (building the second) and a high school and all the things that come with a growing town.

Anyway, back to the topic at hand.

We left the house early because last year, all the roads were closed by the time we got there and ended up having to walk a pretty good distance to get to the parade. And it is a good thing we did, because we almost didn't get a spot next to the road!It was tough in the beginning. The boys didn't understand why we were just standing around doing nothing, but once the parade started, it was all smiles. They all even clapped for some of the bands. Delaney sat on the curb the entire parade. At first, there was only room for her, but the family beside her got up half way through the parade and I made my way down with the boys.

a couple crowd pleasers were The Grinch, seen with Cindy Lou (that is her name, right?) and the fire trucks.

Delaney loved this band!
which by the way is our towns High School band that has only been together for 3 years!

These are my favorite each year. I don't know how they don't crash into each other.


PS MiMi, the kids want to know if Phin has a jacket like this?


BoufMom9 said...

OH! How fun! So jealous that we have nothing like this here!

Bird, Frizzy and Our Little Yaya said...

We have only done one parade with Yaya. That was the Pear Parade and we were soooo lucky it started almost as soon as we sat. Not sure how she would do now. Looks like tons of fun and I love that puppy outfit.

Jen B. said...

Awesome parade! We have a small Santa parade, but nothing like that! Glad you & the kids had such a great time!

Julie B. said...

Sounds like fun! What a great town! They do the parade AND the main street thing? There are some parade options around here but WAY too cold out these days in NJ!!!