We started the day by sleeping in. My weeks get so busy that even on the weekends, I wake up by 8:00am or 9:00am so I can hit the gym for a workout, get back home in time to get some chores done around the house before starting in our planned weekend activities. Sleeping in until 10:00am is such a luxury these days! Then I drank my coffee on the back patio while talking on the phone with my mom and watching Jack-Rabbit run around the back yard in the sunshine. He is so funny whenever we take him outside, as he will stay right by our side for about ten minutes before he decides he is safe and then he won't come near us. He is just too busy exploring and being a brave rabbit to come over for an ear scratch.
Then Julie, Joel and I headed into downtown Bothell for the Freedom Festival Grand Parade. I haven't been to a parade in years! It was a lot of fun to watch all the different floats go by and the kids waving and jumping up and down when their favorites would roll by. My favorite float was the gymnastic float which was a giant trampoline being pulled behind a truck, on top of which girls were doing tricks and jumps non-stop. I have never seen anything like it!
|Gymnastic flips on a moving trampoline!|
|The Peace Arch and Princesses.|
|It just isn't a parade without a marching band!|
|Joel and I after lunch at Alexa's Cafe and Catering.|
|Julie and her "Boyfriend" after lunch at Alexa's Cafe and Catering.|
|Enjoying our picnic dinner with our patriotic hairstyles.|
|Waiting for the show to start.|
|Even the ducks came early to get good seats for the show! I had fun watching them swiming in the water along the shoreline.|