On Monday we decided to start a new family tradition and we went to the Martin Luther King Day parade in the city. We have never actually taken the boys to a parade before just because of their age (and their incredible need for sleep!). The timing was perfect for the boys. Sadie was a bit sleepy, but yet again she's so laid back and just enjoyed the sights of downtown.
Of course, we got our fair share of second looks. Most people were just thinking our kids were pretty stinking cute and probably wondering what the story was with their vanilla parents. It was one of those times I wished that they all had buttons on like this...and Blake and I could wear these...
The boys loved the parade. There were motorcycles, marching bands, people dancing, fire trucks, garbage trucks and four wheelers...not sure it could have been more entertaining for them.
At the end of the parade there was a Cox van playing the MLK's "I have a dream" speech on loud speakers...it gave me chills and made me teary as I was explaining to the boys who that was talking and what he was saying. I know it doesn't make sense to them now, but wow! How thankful we are for Martin Luther King and what he showed the world and taught us about ourselves!