The 1st of December was celebrated by our small town’s annual Holiday Parade.
One of the best things about living in a small town is a small town parade.
And I love how many people come out and watch the parade.
Do you need another reason to like small town parades?
Goats in costumes!
I think this goat shopped in the “sexy” costume section.
Not that I found the goat sexy…
There were even goats that were too lazy to march and were pulled by other goats.
And let’s not forget the sheep…
Of course they are too dignified to wear costumes and just sported tasteful decorations.
There were also horses.
And horses carrying Rodeo Queens.
But honestly we were there for the people…
Starting with our high school football team. Perhaps you have seen stories about them winning the State Championship for their division. Or more importantly because this is a team made up of great young men that protected a young special needs girl from bullying.
Even as awesome as the football team is, they weren’t why we were there…
We were there for the marching band.
More importantly one of the bass drum players in the marching band.
But that wasn’t all…
There was another band we were excited to see.
The jr high school symphonic band (even if they haven’t mastered walking and playing at the same time).
Einstein looks so serious.
And most importantly…
and the Firemen, but mostly Santa.
There was a little controversy in Casa de Chaos after the parade winners were announced…
The judges gave 1st place to the jr high band and 2nd place to the high school marching band.
I kind of think it was a tie…if you don’t count that one band can actually play and march at the same time.
Not many guys I know can pull off a purple plume and still look manly, but I think the Man-Child rocks the purple plume look.
And you wouldn’t think it wouldn’t be hard to get a picture of them standing next to each other…
And you would be wrong.