We had about an hour to wait, but the weather was nice. It was warm, but it was also overcast with a slight breeze. It was perfect weather for waiting around with a baby.
Logan passed the time playing with both Grandpa and Grandma (mostly Grandpa) and was very good. He had eaten a big breakfast of oatmeal, apples, and blueberries, and Grandma had given him a bottle right before we left so he was pretty content.
Finally, at about 2:00 p.m. the Papillion Monarch Marching Band stepped off the parade. We were very excited that the Monarch Band was first this year. They take turns each year (with Papillion South) leading or concluding the parade. Since the parade is about 2 hours long, we weren't committed to the whole thing.
Here is a great shot of the bell of Nicholas' Mellophone. Hint, its the third bell from the right.
Here is a great shot of the right half of his back. He's in the middle.
Here are a couple of great shots of Nicholas' back while he does the band dance.
The City Council was handing out freezer pops, and I thought Logan would like to chew on a sealed one since he's teething. Grandpa poked a tiny hole in it, and he got some yummy grape ice for his front tooth pain. Turns out he liked it.
Soon, Nicholas joined us, and I actually got a picture of his lovely face. You did great Monarch Band. We can't wait to see your show this fall.
We stayed until about 3:00 p.m. so Logan could see the fire trucks and the tiny Shriner cars and motorcycles. OK, we really stayed so Christian could see the tiny cars and motorcycles, but Logan liked them too. It was a great day, and Logan is now resting up for his next big first.