Sunday, July 20, 2014

4th July 2014

A couple of weeks late, but no worries.

We started off the morning going by Hillcrest Church where the annual neighborhood parade was.

It makes me smile to think back on the past years, and the little boy at the parade from the time he was just a few months old to now, a big boy of 5. :)  It tugs at my heart strings more than just a wee bit.  And, of course, remembering Grandad and how he loved to spend time with the little boy. 

* 2009
* 2010 ( Part 1, Part 2 )
* 2011
* 2012
* 2013

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As usual, when we arrive, there is already a bustling crowd, each person/group having found their own little spot to watch the parade from.

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The parade itself was fun and full of lively characters.

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The little boy and a group of kids were more distracted by the candy thrown out to the crowd more than anything, and the cool firetruck, of course :)

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The highlight for the hubs, though, was probably the vintage vehicles.

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We spied one of the local TV stations' crew out, and when we watched the news later that night, we caught a glimpse of the little boy running across the screen, even if it were just for a milisecond! :)

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After the parade, we all filed into the multi purpose room for some homemade and some non homemade ice cream and treats :)

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Later that evening, we went out again, heading towards the Zoo for the fireworks show.  We found a place to park along with a bunch of other cars, by the airport, and sat down, sprayed ourselves with bug spray and had a grand time watching the dazzling display.

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ARGH I can't stand it that the little boy is growing up so fast. Makes my heart hurt. *sigh*

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Walmart Strikes Again

I could be mistaken, but I think someone is a little unclear of the concept. :wink:

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Thursday, July 17, 2014

A Day at the Park

Rose Park celebrated its Centennial last Saturday, and we brought the little boy to go join in the festivities.

Of course, the main attraction to him was the Bounce House :)

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After a bit of that, we wandered to the upstairs of one of the buildings there, just to be in time for their "dance", which was basically an open floor with music playing in the background.  The little boy declined to dance with me, opting instead to watch mummy and daddy dance.

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Of course, watching people dance can't keep a little boy occupied very long, so we went down to the beach volleyball court/outdoor ampitheater area, where people were already gathering for the scheduled musical guests and later on, a movie.

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Daddy and the little boy even reported a leak to the park officials.   Of course, the little boy thought the water would be excellent for the moat he was making around his sandcastle.

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There was apparently some bocce ball action earlier in the day, but we missed it.

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By the time dinner time came along, a largish crowd had gathered and an Elvis impersonator was crooning the King's biggest hits.

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We had packed a picnic dinner to eat there,  and were glad that there was a table available, near the "action".

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Of course, the little boy couldn't sit still long enough with such climbable trees around!

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He even got to have his first ice cream purchase from a bona fide ice cream truck.
( Don't get me started on the prices - I must be stuck on prices from the 80's or something )

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We rounded up the day by going by the skateboard park area to watch some boys perform some stunts.

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Thursday, July 03, 2014


We were late to the playdate, but the little boy still had a blast :)

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