This year it is bittersweet. Our summer was wonderful but went by too fast. It also marks a new beginning, one that means Nadia becomes an elementary student, Aidan is in first grade and I am starting a year that has already promised many ups and downs. It is the end of my baby's babyhood, it is the end of 2 1/2 hour school days for Aidan. But we must celebrate the beginning too (at least that is what I am telling myself as I begin to really mourn our summer).
So here, here to a beginning! There is no better way to start something than with a parade!!!
My brother's family invited us to go with them to the parade. The relentless duck music proved a little too much for Aidan.
There was plenty to wave to.
It was a beautiful thing to watch Debi and I teach the children to yell as loud as possible to get the most candy thrown at them, I am certain. James and Tony enjoyed heckling the participants, they too were great at getting the candy.