So the All Star Game returned to St. Louis and, although we had no tickets, we didn't want to completely miss out on the festivities. After lunch with Great Grandma O'Leary and a short visit, I headed downtown with the kids and the double stroller ready to take on the crowds and fun. We found a meter close by and only had to walk three blocks. We found a second row spot to camp out in and watch the parade. Unfortunately, neither of the kids is old enough yet to really understand or get into the excitement of the event. Mookie was looking forward to a parade and she assumed (as did I) that it would at least be of the caliber of the O'Fallon 4th of July parades that she has become accustomed to year after year. She was disappointed when not one single sugary bit of sustenance came flying at her or anyone else for that matter. And by the time the parade participants got to our end of the route, there were few souvenirs left to be thrown. A 12 year old girl in front of us caught a little soft logo ball that was thrown and gave it to Mary Kathleen. Mary Kathleen sat on my shoulders and Connie spent most of the time playing with the iPod in the stroller! Both of them fell asleep a little more than halfway through the parade. On our way back to the car, we ran into Aunt Barb and her gang of kids and grand kids. We chatted with them for a minute and then headed on back home. After I got everyone safely packed in the car and navigated my way (without a GPS) back to Hwy 70, I honestly felt like Superwoman or something; like I could take on the world!! I don't even like going to the grocery store with both of them so I was shocked that taking them to this wasn't a complete disaster! The camera ran out of battery before the current all-stars even drove by, but I managed to get a few pics. Enjoy!
The Wizard and Bruce Sutter
Is it naptime yet?
Mookie with her one and only souvenir (courtesy of another fan)