Lions, and Tigers, and Bears, oh my… Have you ever seen a more adorable lion? 🙂 Okay, well a little Grandpa pride never hurt anything. Last night was the Asbury annual Halloween parade. It wasn’t the best one they have put on but it was still fun to go and see all the kids and adults dressed up. We walked the 6 or 8 blocks from our house to the parade route and who thought it was that cold out? By the time we got there and had stood around for a while waiting on the parade we rethought our decision to walk. Also of course there was the trek back to home base after the parade. Ah but I digress.
Angie, Ben, and the kids came over for a quick dinner as the parade started at 7:00 p.m. I didn’t get home until about 6:10 p.m. and had dealt with an upset stomach all day so I passed on dinner and got to hold Gabby while everyone ate. Joshua was very excited to get into his Lion suit and as soon as he did he got down on all fours and started roaring. He was ferocious and very scary 🙂
Typical with any parade there are a lot of shiny emergency vehicles with blue and red lights and the ever-present siren. They scared Gabby and every time she would get settled in and trying to enjoy the bright flashing lights they would set off the ear-piercing sirens and she would try to match the volume of their wail.
Josh has the parade drill down pretty good. Stand out so the parade walkers can see you. Look as adorable as possible and send them mind signals… “Give me candy.” He mostly doesn’t get to eat the candy he collects, but he loves to collect it. Because of his peanut allergy there isn’t a lot of commercial candies he can eat. He does okay though and it does not deter him from getting all the candy he can. Grandpa can enjoy what he doesn’t want. 🙂
Always a good time with the kids and we enjoyed the parade together. Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy the great weather and your weekend. Be careful there are Lions out there.