Portland is in the middle of our annual Rose Festival and today the Rose Festival Junior Parade was held. I took Frances and Katherine - the parade was in our neighborhood - and they enjoyed every minute. This parade is the "oldest and largest children's parade" and each year thousands of children "march in bands, ride on floats, cruise on unicycles, trikes, and bikes, dance and twirl in drill teams, and walk their pets down the one-mile parade," according to to the Rose Festival web site. Here are a few pictures of the festivities.
Thousands of kids and their families lined the streets to watch the parade. Schools are even let out early.
Frances (left) and Katherine watch a float go by.
Frances watches one of the many middle school marching bands which took part.
Katherine watches a band go by.
Frances (left) and Katherine enjoy the parade. The twins are 23 months today - nearly two years old!