So I've been quite negligent lately (why is it that negligent and negligee sound so similar but are rather different things? Sorry, there's some of my morning randomness for you!) with all the craziness that's been going on with us, so here's my first attempt at catching up.
The Saturday before moving we rode in the Cherry Festival parade in The Dalles. Never having been there for it before, we had no idea what a big thing it was or what a long obligations it was! We got there on time to check-in, but the start time was still like 2 hours away! Basically it sucked up our whole Saturday, but the kids had a blast. Well, at least the oldest girls did, while the youngest slept cooperated by sleeping soundly. I kept worrying she was going to wake up and want to eat, and what was I going to do then? Nurse her as we paraded through downtown?
So here we are on the new city shuttles for the soon-to-be-open Dalles Dam Tours (there were big signs on the car behind us). People were really excited actually to see us, despite the lack of decoration, candy throwers, or hula dancers, because the tours used to be a big thing and they're all pumped they're re-opening. And we saw tons of people from the ward and school and neighborhood, and got pretty tired of waving. Except for little man. He never waved. Not once. Every time we told him to wave he scowled and shook his head at the people. Friendly little fellow.
Here the girls were impressed with one of the other paraders:
It was so nice of everybody to throw such a big party to send us off!