I hope I did that math right...and I wish you could have joined us for breakfast and a new tee shirt!
We had scrambled eggs, freshly baked blueberry scones with raspberry jam, fresh strawberries, orange juice and coffee (Starbucks Komodo dragon...there's a story about Komodo dragons that I must remember to blog about sometime.)
(As long as the dog is decorated too.)
And yes, Otis and Indee, I thought of you, and could imagine you strutting in a parade with Moose antlers on.
Now that would be styling.
I just love how Kingwood kids get dressed up for Independence Day.
These two were in front of us. Loved the hair ties, and his head wrap.
We thought the parents were funny though. They told the kids that if they stayed out of the street they would get donuts after the parade.
EVERYONE in the parade tossed candy to the crowds. It didn't take long for these two to figure out that a bag of candy beats on boring donuts any day. They were rushing into the streets with the rest of the kids in no time.
And I wonder where they guy got that flag shirt.
That ought to cover his 4th of July holiday attire needs for the rest of his natural life!
This, however, is a TEXAS flag shirt. Texas, now that's what is important, plain and simple. America's Independence Day is nice and all, but remember, it really is all about Texas around here.
Houston Mayor Bill White was in OUR parade! Little ol' Kingwood got the mayor of America's 4th largest city in our parade!
He's the guy following the car, wearing the red and white striped shirt.
I think someone ought to buy him more festive clothes.
He could do better than that, don't you think?
Hmm, wouldn't it be funny to have a float called "Mothers of Teen Age Children", the moms looking all wild eyed, clutching phones and car keys, and acting all jumpy?
When they aren't tearing up gardens, they lay on the side of the road, dead.
How cool is that?
camouflage shorts, cowboy boots.
(In his defense, they were throwing beads to the crowds, a la New Orleans style.)
The kids on the street knew exactly what to do when this parachute was billowed up. They all ran into middle and stood there grinning.
It's our favorite uncle....
Hi Uncle Scott!
Tiggie and Hart say hi!!!!!
(He had the best decorated vehicle in the whole parade. Good on you Uncle Scott!)
2. I didn't know that they were the tribe of the year.
3. I didn't know they had a website.
Guess I'm just a little behind on my Indian history!
Red, White and MOooo!
Doggie wear was fun to see too. The dress skirt fabric was gingham, with ants printed on the plaid. Cute!
Dresses are IN this year!
30 years of marriage to me, and he has learned the secret to holiday dressing.
Best bike decoration ever.
Yes, I brought my camera too! And remembered to add a flag pin to my hat! I found my flag earrings, and am wearing a cotton bandanna soaked in water to keep me cool.
Pretty good turn out for a rainy Wednesday.
Orange is in...orange is in...and orange suckers match my shirt and socks.
I hope I don't trip on my beads.
Thanks for letting me hold your finger dad!
Duct tape + small flag= Car is now decorated.
Red leash, blue dog tags, Izzy is all ready for the day and wants to be friends.
Izzy also moves REALLY fast when you snap her picture. She moved behind her mom in a blink.
Don't boxers have the sweetest faces?
If you happen to have a skeleton, and you want to decorate it, it can be in the parade too.
Baseball hat, sunglasses...decoration: done.
Despite the rain, and no marching bands, a good time was had by all.
If you would like to, you can enjoy more of parade by clicking here.
In the Spirit of 1776, I've posted a 76 picture slide show. Set the viewing at 3 seconds per, and you can see a parade in about three minutes without getting a drop of rain on yourself. I'm telling you, the kids are just adorable.
Happy Independence Day America!