Before our blasted heat wave, we went to downtown Seattle for the annual Torchlight Parade. We thought it was a hot day - ha! Little did we know what was in store....
Here's Ryan and Miriam waiting for the parade to begin.
Emma and Hannah staked out their spots right along 4th Avenue. Hannah's showing off her gum. My kids get really excited about gum. Is this normal?
Here's my Dad and Mom with us before the parade started. My Mom drives downtown early on the morning of the parade to put down a tarp to save our spot. Thanks Mom!
It doesn't usually rain on hot days in Seattle. This night, however, we got sprinkled on a bit, but it passed quickly and it kind of felt good. Miriam loved her first parade and wasn't scared by it a bit. Hannah, on the other hand, was in tears after the infamous Seafair pirates came by and shot off their cannon. Emma liked the parade's princesses the best and wasn't too bothered by the rowdy pirates.