Thursday, December 25, 2008

Middleburg Christmas Parade

Middleburg is a cute (and very affluent) little village about 25 minutes from us. The main street is decorated very festively and the town hosts a day of Christmas activities. It was freezing cold this year but we decided to head out for the last event...the much anticipated Christmas parade!

Our first adventure of the afternoon happened upon getting out of the car in Middleburg. Drew accidentally dropped the car keys. No big deal right? Well, the keys fell right down a storm drain! Drew was able to lift off the man hole lid and look inside. The man hole was at least 15 feet deep, and at the very bottom was our keys. The hole was dark, dirty, and very creepy. Luckily though, Drew spotted a metal ladder bolted to the wall and down he went- like Santa down a chimney. Our keys were saved! Way to go Drew.

As I mentioned before, it was a cold day. I was pretty sure we were going to come home with icicles for fingers and toes. We had put the kids in several layers and crossed our fingers that they would enjoy the parade despite the temperature. We quickly found a spot along the parade route and set up camp. Carter brought his camping chair and Tay sat snugly in her stroller. Actually, Tay was miserable and refused to wear her mittens.

Carter & Tay patiently waiting for the parade to start. Carter told me his face was too cold to smile. I couldn't blame him.

Snug as a bug!

Carter immediately stood up to run when he heard the piper band coming through- we forgot his ear muffs! He has sensitive ears but luckily it wasn't a very noisy parade- the fire engines never turned their sirens on so it was all good.

I sat next to Carter during the parade and he was definitely more entertaining to watch the the parade. He was so excited about everything and waived to everyone that passed by. He particularly loved the candy throwers! He was very sweet and always grabbed candy for Tay who was either glued to Drew's hip or wrapped up in her stroller.

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