Wednesday, May 5, 2010
Anyway, my family has been going to the Volksparade since I was a baby. My Grandma Hulst, my mom, my aunties, and my cousins would all go and that orangish plaid blanket in the picture above would come along with us. My Grandma is no longer with us, but we ALL still go with OUR kids! The group has definitely grown over the years, and I think my Grandma smiles and laughs every year at all of us!
And little Hudson napped in his Dutch costume. I don't blame him! Tulip Time is a LOT of work!
And they weren't too shy to ask me, my mom, or Jack for tastes of our snacks too!
We are talking serious love for the carny food!
What is a parade without cotton candy? Jack saved his for when the parade started. Then he and Jake devoured it!
And elephant ears are just TRADITION! If you've never had one, I feel sad for you!
Anyone with a Dutch costume and a broom can participate. Shoot, I think they even provide the brooms if you need one!
The littlest street scrubbers are the most fun to watch scrub on by. This little guy so did NOT want to leave that puddle...but what little boy would?
Viva Tulip Time!