Friday, August 1, 2008

Summertime Kids' Parade

I hope everyone is having a wonderful summer. This week is our Festival week, full of fun activities for the kids and grown kids alike. These pictures were from the Kids' Parade.

Tomorrow is our Big Parade and since our house is only one house off the Parade Route, we throw a HUGE party. Needless to say I haven't been blogging because I have been weeding, cleaning, planning...pretty much in that order. We serve Pulled Pork BBQ sandwiches- I bought 100+ hopefully this will be enough. We have a Keg of Oberon and a pony keg of Molson. The Party has gotten so big that we now have "sponsors" My Dad and his best friend Goof have graciously sponsored the big keg. We have tables, chairs and tents being offered. The "POP" (aka Soda- it's Pop around here) was donated by my In-laws, as well as an unbelievable cheesecake that looks like an American Flag- YUM!

My Mom has been an unbelievable help. She has been here daily helping me out. She went shopping with me yesterday and helped me heave 10- 2o pound bags of ice. She made curtains for my kitchen- that look awesome! She has been bringing supplies, helping with the planning and best of all...she's making 2 Veggie favorite! My Dad- my rented handyman who works for Oreo's- came and fixed a bunch of stuff around the house. My fence and gate needed fixing. My handrail coming down the backsteps was pretty much pulled out of the wall. And my dishwasher that is a whole nother story in itself, is now screwed back into the cupboards. He took the day off today and will be busy washing yard chairs with me later today. My Mother In Law, Father In Law and Sister in Law have been here babysitting and helping me out hugely. It is so much easier to shop for 10 big bags of ice, 75 cans of Pop, 24 bottles of water, 100+ hamburg buns, paper towels, napkins, plates, silverware, cups...when you don't have a cart full of children! THANK YOU! My Hubby has been having back spasms and was not walking too well the beginning of this week. My Sister In Law ran over to babysit so that I could take him to the hospital. He is on medication now, walking- slowly, but he's moving much better. I am thankful for her coming over, because I don't know how I would have pushed the wheelchair and the stroller at the same time! Overall, I could not have done any of this by myself and I appreciate them all so much. SO with a huge list yet to get done, WHY AM I BLOGGING? Because my Dad still checks it daily and pesters me about not posting more often. This is for you Dad! This is my way of saying Thanks to all of my HELP! Family and Friends is what it is all about- Thank You for showing me that.

With that said...


Wonderful World of Weiners said...

Sounds fun!! Have a great time drinking your SODA!!! (pop is just wrong!)

Hallie :)

Courtney said...

Pop it is, not soda! Thanks to your dad for pestering you, because truth is we've all missed you.

Btw, I've recently put my blog to private so when you get back to blog reading if you want to continue reading mine I'll need your e-mail address to add you!

Enjoy the rest of your summer.

Anonymous said...

Hey Hey Busy Sister!!! Wish we could be there, it'd be fo much fun, I would make a couple Mississippi Mud cakes for ya, how would that be for a contribution??
Can't wait to see you guys in September!!! Not exactly sure on the dates yet, but we're getting there!!
Love you guys!

Steph said...

Wow your youngest looks so big now!!!!! Glad to see you back!

utmomof5 said...

SODA!! Say it with me...SODA not POP!!! :)

Sounds like a fantastic party :) Have a great time and take lots of pictures to share with us :)

KATE said...

How FUN!

OHmommy said...


Look how much fun they are having!!!

Vixbil said...

Woohoo, have a great time

Kathryn said...

Holy party! It sounds huge. And fun! Have a wonderful time. I hope hubby feels better. :)

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a blast! You must throw fantastic parties. And what wonderful family you have to be so helpful--you are a lucky girl!

Have a super time!

Anonymous said...

ah, mom & dad... what would we do without em?


And thanks dad!

Valarie said...

Sounds like fun!! That is one big party. I hope your husband is feeling better.

Amy said...

I haave missed you!!! I hope your summer is going well. It sounds like you've been having fun - your kids look cute as ever!

I have a good life said...

How fun! :) Isn't it awesome all the help you have? What a blessing. Hope your DH is feeling better. My DH sees so many people in pain with back spasms. It is not fun!

Ashley said...

Hello there!

Came across your blog and just wanted to say Hello.

Hope you don't mind me reading.

Mine is set to private, but if you are interested in reading, send me your email address and I'll be happy to add you :D

Have a good day!

Steph said...

Sounds like fun! Hope it was!
Good to see you again, like you I have been MIA. :) Hope you had a wonderful summer!

Mandi said...

Hi there! I found your blog through another and wanted to say hi! I have five children, three of them girls. Your girls are lovely!