Lantern Parade

I have decided that even though it is a huge pain in the rear and not to mention extremely stressful to take the girls out, to see the looks of delight on their little faces when we are on an outing makes it all totally worth it.

This evening was one of those times. A fellow graduate of mine from Westminster (a local private high school in Atlanta) has started a new bar/restaurant called Ladybird. The restaurant overlooks the Atlanta Beltline, which was hosting a lantern parade. We figured we would kill two birds with one stone (sorry, I never realized what a brutal metaphor that was) and check out the new restaurant and watch the parade. The place was packed, but was humming right along quite efficiently. We had to send poor Uncle Thomas (my brother in law) to the crowded bar with two sippy cups in hand to request that they be filled with water. The barman very kindly complied and Ruthie and Rosie were much obliged.

IMG_9172.JPG
With Aunt Emily at Ladybird waiting for the parade to start.

IMG_9174.JPG

Loves her Daddy.

IMG_9180.JPG

Thank goodness for those sippy cups.

The lantern parade is an annual parade conducted on the Beltline where people dress up and bring their own handmade lanterns to parade with. The Beltline goes under bridges and past restaurants and residences, so a lot of people were lined up along the path to spectate. We strolled along the path among all the people with lanterns for a while, and also watched from Ladybird. The girls were tickled pink by the whole event. Except for the giant ghost lantern. Ruthie said that one was “scawy.”

IMG_9191.JPG

IMG_9184.JPG

IMG_9181.JPG

My apologies for the poor quality of the photos. My iphone camera was not cutting it. Ladybird looked pretty, though!

IMG_9192.JPG

My love affair with the Ergo continues. I just strapped Wren on and she was asleep within minutes.

IMG_9196.JPG

Ruthie demanded to know where our lanterns were. I didn’t know the parade depended so much on audience participation! Next year, we’ll do her proud. But no ghost lanterns.

Advertisements

About sylcell

Wife, mom of four girls, Catholic, insatiable sweet tooth
This entry was posted in Uncategorized and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink.

3 Responses to Lantern Parade

  1. I am so with you on thinking outings with small children is so much work. It is! ! You are right. It’s worth it. Most of the time. Usually. πŸ˜‰

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s