I Love a Parade

I was in the Oak Park Fourth of July Parade with my Derby Lite ladies yesterday! August is too little to be away from mama for too long, so I walked the parade with him in a mei tai.

Brandon took these photos while watching from the sidelines with Eleanor. More highlights from the parade below…

Belly Dancers

Happy birthday, America.

22 Responses to “I Love a Parade”

  1. Rebecca July 5, 2011 at 12:10 pm #

    Happy 4th of July! Good way to participate & care for August. Hope you had a great time!

  2. Alicia July 5, 2011 at 12:17 pm #

    Looks like a fun parade!

  3. Danielle@NewlywedsParadise July 5, 2011 at 12:22 pm #

    I must say, your hair looked awesome!

  4. Amanda July 5, 2011 at 12:24 pm #

    Ha! I LOVE the library ladies with their carts!

    • Making it Lovely July 5, 2011 at 12:26 pm #

      Brandon said that they did a whole choreographed routine with them!

      • kim/reluctant renovator July 5, 2011 at 3:29 pm #

        That. Is. Awesome.

      • Sarah S July 5, 2011 at 3:33 pm #

        That’s totally a librarian thing – I think they have a contest every year at ALA (the big library conference).

      • Your Mother July 5, 2011 at 4:36 pm #

        a whole choreographed routine? Saucy librarians :) !

  5. Cindy July 5, 2011 at 12:57 pm #

    Those library ladies look awesome!

  6. Jillian July 5, 2011 at 4:58 pm #

    This parade looks like so much fun!!! LOVE the library ladies and that your town has an Ernest Hemingway club!! My city does nothing like this. :-/

  7. bethany July 5, 2011 at 7:06 pm #

    I think those Belly Dancer’s were in the San Diego St. Patrick’s Day Parade. ;-)

    Which leads me to wonder? When did Belly Dancer’s become parade material?

  8. claire@gibsonking July 5, 2011 at 7:22 pm #

    yuppp those library ladies are fantastic…and you too of course!!!

  9. Kate July 5, 2011 at 7:22 pm #

    I love it! Thanks for posting these .. I’m from OP originally, but I live in the D.C. area now, so tidbits of home are always welcome. :)

  10. Miss B. July 5, 2011 at 8:31 pm #

    This is so darn cute! I love that you were in a parade:)

  11. J. July 5, 2011 at 9:03 pm #

    I think one of the belly dancers is the vet at the Cat Practice (on Chicago Ave.).

  12. Mrs. Kinne July 5, 2011 at 10:04 pm #

    The picture of you next to the “Derby Lite” sign is awesome. When your kids grow up, they will look at that picture and say, “Look how cool Mom was!”

  13. Amanda Z. July 5, 2011 at 10:06 pm #

    Laughed out loud at the librarians!! I really really love hometown parades, we try to go every year to our Thanksgiving parade here in St. Louis. Shriners in their tiny cars! Giant shopping cart!

  14. Amanda July 6, 2011 at 1:31 pm #

    Cute Baby Hawk! It’s always fun to see another baby wearing mama out and about with a fun carrier!

  15. Juliana Nocker July 6, 2011 at 10:21 pm #

    My hometown! I love Oak Park…looks like it is still as charming as ever. We now live in LA but are visiting Chicago in 2 weeks and the first place I will go is to Johnnie’s for an Italian beef & lemon ice!

  16. Jane July 7, 2011 at 12:09 pm #

    Looks like a great parade! We were in Morton Grove, which, sadly, wasn’t quite as exciting. Beyond a dominatrix-looking color guard from Toledo, a camel, a llama & a pony, it was the standard-issue 4th of July.

  17. Anne July 8, 2011 at 7:39 pm #

    You have a fantastic little community – just got that from the parade pictures. I LOVE the librarians with their book carts! So awesome!

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