The crew still half asleep and already hot, but eager to go to the mini parade.
Rob affixed Josie's hat with duck tape since we still wanted her to wear her bike helmet. Josie's stayed on better than Dema's since each time he got up to normal speed it would fly off.
Chatting and biking down to a local park for the neighborhood parade.
Josie with our neighbors, Anna and Jan. Anna is Parker's age and one of Josie's favorite friends.
Parker and Tessa. I love that Parker, even at the advanced age of twelve, is happy to participate. Tessa is two years old and into it as well.
Chatting and waiting.
The neighborhood kids checking out each others wheels and decorations.
They are off. Sometimes I think the before and after visiting with neighbors is more fun for everyone than the actual parade, but it could just be me.
I wish I had a picture of everyone together because it is much more impressive.
It is really sweet because we actually have neighbors who sit on their porches and wave as we go by. I love the neighborhood spirit.
The kids wanted to wear their hats all day. I had to convince Josie that dogs don't like to wear hats.Gardein BBQ Riblets.
This put everyone in a bit of a better mood. The riblets are a wonderful tender, but not chewy texture smothered in tangy sweet BBQ sauce. Everyone was too hot for anything heavy so this paired with lots of frozen fruit really hit the spot. The kids were even too hot to watch all of the neighborhood fireworks. Thankfully, Persephone is not bothered in the least by the bangs and booms of fireworks. If she was more predictable with other dogs we would have taken her to the parade and fireworks, but at this point we still don't quite trust that she can behave herself. She is doing better on walks. I'm sure she would have loved to get her paws on our dinner, but she's super polite about food and stuck to her veg dog food with nutritional yeast. She loves nooch.