The Bountiful Handcart Days Parade is my #1 favorite parade!
It was fun to see the floats and lots of friends!
I even helped on a float this year! It seemed SO HUGE when I was working on it, but once it is up there it is so small!!
During the parade, I told my kids not to pass a certain "white line" and they were VERY obedient. Other kids kept going FAR into the street, which limited the amount of candy the kids got. But, they still made a pretty good haul. The kids noticed a boy in a wheelchair that got even less candy than they did. I suggested that they share some of their candy with the boy, but they decided to give them their whole combined bag. I was really proud of them!
After the parade, I talked with the boy's mom for about 30 seconds. When I turned around Lindsay was gone! My heart sank! I am not usually worrier by nature, but in that moment, my imagination went to the worst possible outcome, and I got really scared. Luckily, the people sitting around me were VERY kind, and I showed them a picture of Lindsay from my camera (and the police), and within probably 2 minutes, she was found by an older lady. I stayed totally calm the whole time we looked for her, but the the second we found her I burst into tears and gave the lady a big hug. I will tell you, those 2 minutes felt like an hour! It was awful. Lindsay, however, was not scared at all. She was just "walking to the car" (that was 3 blocks away).
After the parade, (and after a while to calm myself down), we went to Heather's house for awesome fireworks, candy cannon, snow cones, cookies, and more!
Minus the Lindsay fiasco, it was a wonderful day!
See those boots!? I did the joint compounding on those!! ;)
Andrew was super excited when he got his 1st piece of candy at the parade!
You'd think that I'd be really upset by having such a devout Ute fan, but grandpa Welling ingrained "BYU, where the girls are girls and the boys are too," a little too hard into me! Ha! And, truthfully, I think Matt is a Ute fan just because he wants to be like his dad-- and THAT is OK by me!)