||Em and Aves
waiting for the parade to start on July 4 in Crested Butte. The
parade was too long this year to go backwards, so instead it "went
around the block" and went by twice forwards!
The best part, as usual, was darting out into the street to grab
the candy thrown from the floats. I kept my left pocket for Avery
and my right pocket for Em!
do as much running after candy, though from time to time the people
we stood next to would point out a piece lying especially close
by for her to take!
It was hot, and loud, and Sarah was content to hang out on Dad's
shoulders or up in Mom's arms.
has to head into town extremely early to help out with the Firemen's
Pancake Breakfast. This means he can usually find a parking space
less than a block away from the parade route! After the parade we
open up the car and do a little tailgating and visiting with everyone
who walks by.
Later on, we go back to Kathy and Johnny's house (Shelley's aunt
and uncle) and hang out over there!
Shelley and Avery took the girls and I to a river where we could
wade and play. Emily is borrowing Avery's purple bikini! Shelley
would walk the older girls out into the current and hang on to them
as they floated and splashed. When they got cold, they would hurry
back to this shallow pool nearby to lie down in the (relatively)
Sarah stood on the bank and threw rock after rock ("It tinking!")
and twig after twig ("It foating!").
we drove up a mountain for a little sunset watching and joke telling.
(Eric's joke: "A skeleton walks into a bar and says, "Gimme
a beer and a mop.")
What great company!
to take a picture of all of us so we would have another group shot
for our New Year's cards. She took the one I used last year, too!