Especially, when it features one handsome, little guy riding on a float :)
Yep, that's right, Luke was in a parade yesterday. We hadn't planned on it, all we planned on doing was watching it, but Grandma ended up changing our plans a little bit.
One of the semi-local towns was having their annual "Knights of Columbus" picnic & parade yesterday & we decided to attend. The last several years one of my aunts has put a float in the parade as a method of advertising for her daycare & my mom always helps with it. When Scott & I decided to go, I gave her a call & offered to swing by to pick up my dad so that he wouldn't have to either go earlier with mom or stand around "helping" my mom & aunt :) Needless to say, my mom thought it was a great idea right away. :)
Well, we attended an early Mass & decided that we didn't want to just hang around home waiting for an hour or more so we made the drive to pick up dad, which meant we were running quite a bit early for the parade (we arrived around 10:30 & it started at noon. We drove into town to see the float & ended up meeting up with it where the judging was taking place. Of course, Grandma was all about taking Luke on the float, but Luke wasn't so sure at first. Once he completely 'woke up' & became accustomed to all of the hoopla, he couldn't resist her charms. We picked him up off the float when it reached our seats, which were located at the end of the parade route. He seemed just a bit overwhelmed, but all in all I think he enjoyed it.
And that, folks, is how he ended up in a parade!
Unfortunately for Grandpa, no kid sitting watching the parade with us, meant that there was very little candy for him to enjoy! :(
Maybe he'll have better luck on the 4th of July!