Anyway, Jon had to work last Saturday and so I decided that the girls and I would trek on down to the Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Christmas Parade. It was cold but I felt sure that if we all bundled up and took a blanket or two and had a thermos of hot apple cider we would survive. Guess what, I am happy to report I was right, but just barely. The girls and I parked across from the Imagine It Museum and began our walk to Peachtree Stree, only two blocks, not bad at all, except....Boogie weighs 40lbs and Addy weighs close to 25lbs, I had two bags on the stroller and the first block is reminiscent of San Francisco. I almost had to ask Boogie to get out and walk the first block but I pushed through the pain (and hyperventilation) and made it to the top and after that the rest of the walk was cake. We found a good spot behind some nice people diagonal to the Ritz Carlton and settled in for the parade to start.
The first big balloons and while they were big they were nothing compared to some of the others.
Boogie had a great time and got lots of complements on the cute hat that her Gigi made her. I was pleasantly surprised that everything matched once she took her coat off.
Addy wasn't much for this parade but she'll come around and maybe next year she'll be really excited about everything. We'll just have to wait and see, and hope that Jon doesn't have to work so that he can push Addy and little Trifecta up that monster hill while Boogie and I enjoy our nice walk.
Here are just some photos from the parade, it really is a good one if you ever get the chance to be in Atlanta to see it. Enjoy!!
Boogie loved the dogs
I loved this guy he looked so cuddly
Local Pest Control Company had a Christmas Spider.
Wells Fargo Stage Coach
Where the Wild Things Are
I think they were dancing trying to stay warm
Some of the knights from Medieval Times
Boogie and my favorite balloon
All the kids look adorable dressed up like little lions
Some great old cars, including this Rat Rod
Ah Ms. Piggy
Me and my Llama, me and my Llama, going to the dentist today....
Boogie and her new friend
The dancing business men...they were hysterical
Our second favorite balloon
Here comes Mighty Mouse...
This snake was gorgeous, but I felt bad for him because it was so cold outside.
Water Buffalo on Peachtree Street in downtown....go figure.
Or how about a camel...all these guys are from a traveling zoo that will come to your house. SERIOUSLY!
The original Bat Mobile
The force was there too
This Storm Trooper was even in the holiday spirit
Please tell my why the tap dancers got the short end of this stick...look at the jazz dancers..Hmmmmm
Oh Scooby Scooby Do.....boogie loves you.
The Coca Cola Polar Bear...who scares me just a bit.
Frosty the Snowman and last but definitely not least....
The big man himself
Santa Claus and of course Mrs. Claus is there too. :D
Happy Holiday Season everyone. Be looking for more great holiday pictures to come soon. This Saturday we pick up our tree and get our turn to visit with Jolly Ole St. Nick.