EDIT: Apparently the Holiday weekend got me all distracted and confused and I forgot about my own linky party :) hahaha Tomorrow we'll do "What's On... Your Menu"!
Friday morning we loaded up and headed to one of my favorite McKinney traditions - the Fourth of July Parade. McKinney isn't a small town - but our cute downtown square and small-time parade make it feel small a few times a year.
The square is a special place to me and it holds LOTS of memories. Dave and I met in band in High School and we decorated store windows and marched in the Homecoming Parade every year (that was when McKinney had ONE high school... not three!). I worked at several stores downtown throughout High School and college and have been in the basements of lots of these historical buildings digging out the Christmas decorations and decorating the town tree and lamp posts. My brother and his "band" played at open mic nights at a small coffee shop on the square, my baby shower for Luke was held in the historical courthouse and Dave and I got married just off the square. The square has changed A LOT over the years, but I love that my kids are growing up on the square as well.
Okay - enough "mushiness" for today :)
Y'all know that I don't shy away from a theme - and I love July Fourth because EVERYONE is "in theme" :) The color coordination makes my heart happy. hahaha
We ordered breakfast from a local sandwich shop - but they were CRAZY busy - so we busted out the emergency pop tarts while we waited.
The parade started at 10, but we got there about 8:30 to eat, hang out and secure a spot in the shade.
I took this pic with my iPhone while we were waiting and it cracks me up!!!
Griffin and Mason were having a SERIOUS standoff over where their feet were going in the wagon. Homegirl can hold her own and Mason got out of the wagon :)
This sweet girl loved EVERYTHING about the parade. Waving and clapping are her two favorites - so this was perfect for her :)
Headband problems :)
Mason was NOT feeling the loud car noises - which didn't surprise me. He doesn't like the vacuum cleaner, bounce houses, etc.
This was him during the motorcycles at last years parade. POOR GUY!!! Thankfully this year he got over it pretty quick.... he covered his ears and still enjoyed it.
AND A GOAT!!!! WHAT THE WHAT?!?!?!
The McKinney parade never ceases to amaze me... whether it's Mary, Joseph and Jesus in the scoop of a tractor or a Gorilla Uncle Sam.
While we were packing up, my parents walked back to the car with Mason and my mom snapped these pics of my sweet boy...
We attempted a family pic...
... and then we headed home.
Griffin and I took a few pictures together...
Dave worked in the afternoon and Griffin went to bed early, but my dad came down to our house to be with GG while we got to go watch fireworks with the Shulls and Slaughters. There wasn't much firework watching - but there was lots of wrestling, laughing and running around. :)
It was a great day with family and friends!!! More weekend fun and some craft ideas coming up tomorrow!
Happy Monday, Friends!!!
Happy Monday, Friends!!!