I hope all of my American friends are having a good 4th of July celebration. The city of Ventura has a great tradition known as the push-em, pull-em parade every year. The parade is just for kids, and they come dressed up with decorated strollers, wagons, mini-floats, bicycles, etc. We were quite busy this morning preparing Brynne and her parade tricycle for the parade. Much crafting in the pallette of red, white and blue! Here she is in her parade finery - as you can imagine, the spectacular hat didn't last long!
We had a great time amongst masses of kids and their parents walking through downtown, and Brynne was thrilled to be *in* the parade.
This past weekend we also had the chance to learn something new. As always, we went to our local swap meet on Saturday and Sunday mornings (although it's really more like a swap meet/farmer's market/rummage sale) to see what we might find. We didn't find much, but I did meet this nice man who had an interesting perspective on fighting terrorism:
Apparently, all we need to do is wear patriotic undergarments, and then all will be well! I tried to take this picture guerilla-style, but he caught me in the act. Rather than getting irritable (which I fully expected), he offered me a free set. I politely declined his offer, but perhaps I shouldn't have...