Sunday, 28 November 2010

Christmas Parade

We were really looking forward to this years Christmas parade, as we didn't go last year because it was rained out. Yesterday looked like it was going to rain, but it held off and actually got very muggy.

Harri couldn't actually remember what the parade was even about and kept asking funny questions about it all morning. When we finally got into town and sat on the side of the road waiting, he remembered what was going to happen and was very excited.

This years parade was actually to do with 'wishes' and all the money from entering was donated to Make a Wish, which made it extra special for us.

Noah was awake before it started, but as soon as it started he dozed off.

Kobe on the otherhand was so into it and got very excited about different floats.

He especially loved one by one of the playgroups, which had pictures of the Wiggles all over it.

Jay still loves the parade even though he's getting older. I wonder how long it will be till he thinks he is too old to enjoy it.

Of course the highlight for the boys was actually seeing Santa on the last float. Harri straight away asked if it was the real Santa though, and of course it isn't as everyone knows he is way too busy this time of the year to visit us in Launceston! He was okay with him being 'Santa's helper' though.

After the parade we braved the crowds to have a quick look in town and was lucky enough to run into Santa as he was getting off his sleigh in the mall. He was the loveliest Santa and came straight up to Noah and just stood there taking his time with him, getting down really close and kept rubbing his arms.

He also said hi to the other boys and shook their hands. I was waiting for Kobe to freak out, but he actually really loved him and put his hand up to shake hands with him and all.

It's really starting to feel like Christmas now.


  1. I LOVE this time of year. And Noah makes me laugh. Ben was SO like that. As soon as the excitement starts, he would tune it all out and take a snooze. Silly boys. :)

  2. I am so sad I missed the parade this year so was glad to read your post. It's nice when Santa takes an interest in our special kids. So is that the Santa in Myers this year? We met a great one a few years back in Harvey Norman who was great he even said that Charlotte could sit on his knee for the photo!!!


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