Saturday, May 14, 2011
On Wednesday, there is a street scrubbing parade, which includes the mayor and the governor. On Thursday, there is a childrens parade and all of the local school children, don Dutch costumes and march in the parade. My son got a new costume this year as we lost the pants for his previous year costume. I know, you are thinking, how in the world do you lose a pair of pants? I have no idea, but have moved on from this irritation with $65 less dollars in my pocket. The weather co operated and it was a sunny 84 degrees, which is a touch warm for marching, but a heck of a lot better than 55 and sprinkling.
Here is my son marching with his class (he is the one in the middle of the picture with the purple flag). He was dying by the end of the route and in desperate need of water, but they don't like to give them water during the parade or they will likely have to go to the bathroom, I guess. Thankfully, my husband was smart enough to pack 2 water bottles.
We missed the Dutch dancing this year, which is kind of disappointing, but I guess we will catch it next year.