lots of good times at the parade this year! we sat with some good friends and the kids got lots and lots of candy. everybody really liked the helicopter that started the parade and did a bunch of spins and was super loud. we of course screamed really loud for a jumping stars (the jump rope club at our school) as they jumped by us in time to alvin and chipmunks. my favorite time was when the nw natural cars came by and steve yelled out "hey, nw natural.....we love your natural gas!!!!" the old woman in the truck whipped her head around, evil scowl on her face and then saw that we were just a bunch of dorks and her frown turned upside down!!! ha ha.