Thursday, March 31, 2011

St. Patrick's Day

A few weeks ago the family joined our friends Ted, Molly, and their kids for the St. Louis St. Patrick's Day Parade.  St. Patrick's day is Ted and Molly's holiday.  We like to host the Christmas party, they like St. Patrick's Day.  When they host it they go all out.  They got there at 9:00 in the morning for a 12:00 parade.  They set up a tent, grill, and cordon off an area on the parade route so we can have our own little party with a great view of the parade.

Alyce and Luke had a great time at the parade.  They watched all of the floats go by with particular interest in the Irish Dancing Schools and Marching Bands.  When they would go by playing their music both kids would start dancing.  Alyce was showing off some of her dance class skills whereas Luke was just moving his hips forward and backward.

Ted and Molly provided hot dogs and bratwurst for us, however, the kids weren't all that interested in eating.  Luke, instead, was more interested in sneaking cookies off of the cookie tray while we weren't looking.  One time we made eye contact before he touched it and he just sat there waiting for me to do something.  It was a Mexican standoff.

By the time the last float passed in front of us the kids were ready to go.  They had lost interest 20 minutes earlier and were staying busy with sidewalk chalk and goodie bags.  Before we ventured out for the parade we had swimming lesson's so both kids were wiped.

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