with all of the other hullaballoo over 4th of july, i totally forgot to add a few photos from the bean's parade at school. mom of the year, that's me. too busy showing off sewing projects and other crap. oops.
and because it's me, i managed to arrive at the school exactly at the time the parade was to start. this meant hunting in vain for a parking spot in the lot and ultimately ending up across the street and jaywalking, frogger-style. i'm lucky i didn't get hit by a car.
so of course, this meant that i didn't get inside in time to see the bean sashaying with her class through the building and out the door into the playground in the back. oh, well. i scanned across the yard and managed to find her just behind the pop-up.
i snuck up (well, as best as one can sneak up in front of someone) to her and she didn't see me at first.
but a nanosecond later, she spotted me and my camera and struck her best 4th of july pose.
and then she decided to try a mirror image of the same pose.
so silly. after the presentation was over, i followed her to the playground and gave her a hug and told her i'd be back after school.
i was afraid she would protest and ask me to stay or to come with me, but this is what i got:
oh - totally unrelated, but it makes me laugh. she loves her some old navy.
and even more unrelated, my patriotic pedicure.
when i showed my toes off to the bean, she peered at them and then asked me why i had spiders painted on them.