Thursday night was the annual Christmas parade in Gardendale. It's a tradition I look forward to each year. We always went as kids or we were in it. Carla and I started going together each year when we stumbled upon it one night after bootcamp. We've gone together for the last several years. This year Patrick had to work. A few of my other "boy mom" friends were also going to be husband/daddy less so we decided to brave the crowd together with our wild boys. Patrick let me borrow the truck so I parked it during the day to hold our spot. Crystal and her boys picked Barrett and I up from work and we went to the park to waste some time before they started closing the roads. Yall this parade is a big deal around here. It lasts close to an hour and people start sitting in their spots 3 hours before it starts. Luckily the weather was nice and it wasn't bad to be outside.
We left the park and got the boys some happy meals and headed to our spot for a picnic. We knew it was going to be a task to keep all the kiddos occupied before the parade started. It wasn't so bad. At one point Crystal was wearing a toddler and pushing one in a stroller but they loved it. She is super woman.