Saturday, October 2, 2010

Marching for Ed


   Our friend Ed is running for re-election as a state representative.  Ed's a good guy and one of the few political figures in the state that always votes in favor of education - a mighty big issue in our house.  So, we volunteered to march with him in a parade in the little town where I teach.  The girls were thrilled to wear their bright yellow Vote for Ed shirts and ride in the wagon.  Katherine was excited about throwing candy to the crowd, but Rachel was a little unsure.  She'd really rather eat the candy herself!  The weather was crisp and clear and the parade was one of those fabulous small town events that could have been a subject for Norman Rockwell.  You know, the kind where there are more people in or watching than actually live in the town. Where the parade consists of all the city's fire trucks, the 20 member school marching band, kids on decorated bikes, lots of antique tractors, and a girl leading her pet goat.  It was great!
   Later we went to a picnic with some other families from our adoption agency.  I didn't manage to get a single picture, but we had a lot of fun.  There were children there born in China, South Korea, Vietnam, the Philippines, and America and they all ran around and explored a playground and just enjoyed hanging out together.  The adults stood around chatting and admiring each other's kids.  It is always fun to be around other families that look like ours and talk to people who "get" the whole adoption thing.

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