Tuesday, July 5, 2011

A Parade!

What a treat we got this year - Conner's Cub Scout Pack had a float in Burleson's July 4th Parade! After a week of all three wellsbrothers battling hand-foot-mouth disease, Conner's participation was a little if-fy at one point. But he pulled through and got well just in time.

We let Micah choose if he wanted to be in the parade with Conner and Dad or not. Not real sure about the rules, we did our best to prepare him for what to expect. So, with wisdom beyond his years he said, "Well, usually when someone says something like, 'There's going to be lots of walking and you'll have to walk the whole way, even if you're tired,' they really mean it. So I think I'll go with Mom." :)

...and going with Mom wasn't that bad - we got donuts and he got to play on my phone, always a treat!
Meanwhile, the Cub Scouts were making their final parade preparations, including patriotic hair color.
...and while Conner was doing that, Micah and I were joined by more adoring fans. (Josiah had been spending a couple of days at BooBoo and Yogi's house.)
It wasn't long before the parade started coming!!
...and finally, Pack 620's float came into view!
Conner had decided that he'd rather walk than ride. He had apparently been working the crowd, handing out candy to the kiddies, and buttering up the old folks. I'll never forget the way his eyes lit up though, when he saw us!
 ...and leave it to Dad...a huge armload of candy, thrown right to Micah and Josiah!!
And as slow as the parade had gone thus far, our heroes walked on past us all too quickly. The rest of the parade was l-o-n-g, but there were a few highlights - the Pink Panther (a new fav on Netflix),
 ...and camels!

And as if we weren't proud enough already, we got an email yesterday morning. At the Lions Club Banquet for the 4th of July Parade, our Pack leaders learned that our little guys won the award for "Best Civic Entry." Way to go Pack 620!!!

...and then, the Parade Sponsor's (Babe's Chicken) Favorite Float award - the *big award* - was announced. That's right, Pack 620 got the "Babe's Choice" award, too! How exciting! (We like to think it had a little something to do with a certain charming blue-eyed young man who chose to walk and talk with the spectators. :)

So proud of you and your friends, sweet ConnerBug!

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Bonnie said...
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Conner.wells03@yahoo.com said...

Thanks, Mom! It was FUN!

Bonnie said...

It was a fun parade...yes, it did get l-o-n-g, but it looks the the community really got into it. That's super! Thanks for inviting us!

Rachel said...

conner is so awesome!! and micah is seriously very wise! ;) and josiah, well, he's just downright too cute!

Gammy said...

Too too sweet. Thanks:)