Monday, July 5, 2010

The Fourth of July Parade

The annual neighborhood 4th of July Parade and Festival is one good reason to stay in town!  Kids dress up in their most patriotic garb and design their most creative parade float!  Our covered wagon is fashioned from flexible tubing, cardboard, plastic ties and muslin.  Shoe polish gives the cardboard a faux wood finish.

Even the cool boys join the fun!

The parade begins with a fire truck, police escort and the Sons of the Revolution.

Ponies pull our covered wagon,

while dad monitors the driving!

Ella throws saltwater taffy to an appreciative crowd!

At the parade's conclusion, awards are given for Best Decorated Vehicle (Us!) 
and Most Patriotic Family (The Adorable "Parade Pops")

But that's just the beginning of the festivities......

.......a park full of fun (and a perfectly temperate day) awaits!

We Jump

Get Soaked

Defy Gravity

Ride Ponies,

And Eat all things Nutritious!

A clown makes balloon shapes and puts a smile on our face!



  1. Congratulations on your Best Decorated Float! It looks fantastic!

  2. Looks like a fantastic day!! Everyone looks great :) Glad you had a happy fourth! Miss and love you all!

  3. Hi Rachel,

    I'm writing a story on inspirational 4th of July floats for Red Tricycle and would love to feature your covered wagon float post. It's fabulous! I will mention your blog in the copy, link back to the original post and provide full photo credit. All I need is a non-watermarked image, which I believe I can pull from the post. Thanks so much and hope to hear from you soon! My email is