My favorite parade of the year has come and gone and it did not disappoint. The weather was pretty nice when we left the house so we grabbed a couple of umbrellas and jackets just in case the forecast for cold and rain was right, and walked downtown to meet the fam for the parade. Before it started Jake and Jack had a blast running into the middle of the road without moms telling them to "Get out of the street!" That's a common command at our house.
The parade started right on time, and the boys loved it. There were fun things for them to look at and people giving them candy. Jake got sidetracked with the first tootsie roll, and decided to eat that instead of getting more candy. Jack completely misunderstood how things worked and started throwing candy back at the floats. I guess that's actually better than 1 1/2 year old kids filling bags full of candy and begging to eat it all day long.
During the parade the wind started to pick up and big black clouds started heading our way. It was quite an ominous scene. When the rain started to fall I took Jack into the little shop we were standing in front of. I was afraid he was getting too cold. I was wrong. He was so mad that he was missing all the fun outside, so back out we went. Luckily, I had grabbed those umbrellas earlier. Jack and I sat on the sidewalk under an umbrella watching the rest of the parade go by while being pelted by rain, hail, and finally snow. Everyone was soaked and freezing by the end, but that is one Evanston parade we will never forget!
The rest of the day was spent at Grandma's where we all talked, played, and ate. Here are some pictures from the day.
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