One of my favorite things about living in a small town is local parades. There are usually two per year and I try to go to both of them. Jim and I went to a few yard sales this morning and then went back home to get the kids. We headed down to town and lined up on the sidewalk with the rest of the town to watch the parade. It was so sunny and hot out, a perfect day for a parade. The first thing out was the honor guard for the armed forces and then the mayor of Tenino. There were lots of fun things coming down the road, my favorite was the huge shopping cart from the local grocery store- they were throwing FOOD at the crowd-hilarious! It was fun watching the little kids run for the candy that was being tossed, I could tell my own kids wanted some but they were way too cool and mature to run out in the road and get candy... so Mom did it for them! After the parade we headed over to the park to check out the booths and get some lunch. We had some yummy BBQ and fries and an Italian icee thing that was delicious. The kids kind of complained about be drug down to the parade and the park but in the end they all had a good time. We laughed, we ate, we were together, it was all good.