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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

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  • 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!

  • Alicia
    July 5, 2011 at 12:17 pm

    Looks like a fun parade!

  • Danielle@NewlywedsParadise
    July 5, 2011 at 12:22 pm

    I must say, your hair looked awesome!

  • 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 :) !

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  • Cindy
    July 5, 2011 at 12:57 pm

    Those library ladies look awesome!

  • 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. :-/

  • 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?

  • claire@gibsonking
    July 5, 2011 at 7:22 pm

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

  • 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. :)

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

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

  • 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.).

  • 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!”

  • 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!

  • 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!

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • 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!