Goodness, but the past three days have been a blur! Friday we went the annual bookfair at the St. Charles convention center–it’s so big (and neat) that people drive in from all over the country. We spent 6 hours there and carried 4 loads to the car…one more book and I would’ve had to call my dad to bring the truck!
It was also the weekend of the annual St. Peters Old Tyme Picnic. I took my daughter (and Cheese, of course) to the parade on Saturday morning. Here’s Cheese in my purse with his friend Baby Angel and their parade flag:
One of the fun things about this parade is all of the candy that’s thrown out! Every year we come away with a plastic grocery bag full. Generally the parade people throw the candy up to the curb, but occasionally bits land in the street, and then it looks like this:
There are a few groups that walk near the curb and actually hand candy to people, though:
I noticed that the local grocery store (with its huge shopping cart float), the Corvette club, the crazy racing Shriners, the gymnastics camp, and 2 churches were missing from the parade this year… maybe because of the weather? But you can always count on the POW-MIA guys to make an appearance:
I remembered to take a picture of something that irritates me every time I see it, too:
It makes me sad and angry that Americans have become so lazy, so unpatriotic, so disrespectful that we have to be reminded to stand for our flag. I’m guessing the fact that it was Flag Day went largely unnoticed as well.
Sunday I was able to sit and stitch on a new design for a little bit and I also got out the sewing machine and made Cheese a little something, which I’ll have to show you in another post. Right now, I need to work on a few special orders before hitting the pool ;)