A few days ago, there was a pre-Thanksgiving Christmas Parade! The weather was perfect.
And guess who was IN the parade?
See that handsome kid in the middle? That, my friends, is Broadway!
Broadway is in his school's Jr. ROTC. He's also on the JROTC Exhibition Team. You see - cool JROTC people can't wear sparkly outfits or twirl batons in parades, but I think somewhere along the way, some military dude thought that would be really cool to try something just as flashy and came up with the Drill Team concept. They get to maintain their hoo-ah military coolness and wear cool hats but instead of batons (which might possibly be perceived as just a tad girlie), they twirl rifles instead... this way, they get to be flashy and look dangerous at the same time!
Iraq held her ears for many of the passing fire trucks, but I think the siren on this particular model may have retired a few years ago. We didn't mind at all!
The weekend was beautiful so I took the opportunity to take Iraq and The Skink down to the park. They have recently opened a really cool-looking new bridge over the river. Tell me this isn't a totally cool bridge - especially when I post it in black and white!
Or in its original rust color.
And if I mess with it even more, I can take us all on a psychedelic space odyssey! Look! It's a wormhole to the planet Pandora! Wheeeeeeeeeee!
Off to look for signs of indigenous lifeforms.
Watch out! It could be a giant vacuum that sucks up little girls...
Wow! The floating mountains of Pandora!
All life on Pandora is connected through a neural network... and I found a diagram!
Back to earth business - And the winner of the random drawing for the book "1,001 Tips for the Parents of Autistic Girls" is...