Go Away --- RAIN!!!!

It has been raining here for what seems like forever.  I'm so bummed.  We had been planning this weekend for a few months now.  It's our towns fall festival, called Riverfest.  This was the first time that Brian and I were both going to be off for the entire weekend, and be able to go together as a family!  We were all pretty excited!

So last night, Friday night, they started the night off with fireworks at 9pm.  Emma started talking about the fireworks the second she got out of school.  About 6pm it started to rain.  And rain some more.  And rain a little more.  To the point at 9pm it was pouring.  Emma was beyond upset about it.  We told her they don't set off fireworks in the rain, and finally got her calmed down.  (After bribing her with a trip to Dairy Queen) Haha  Wellllll....we were sitting in the living room and at about 9:05 what did we hear?  Big booms.  Yeah fireworks.  She looked at us and started bawling her head off and said she knew what that sound was.  I felt terrible for her because I knew how much she was looking forward to it.  She never fell asleep until almost 10:30 last night.  Before she fell asleep she said she was going to be very upset if it rained tomorrow (now today) and ruined the parade. 

So we woke up at 8am this morning, the parade started at 10am.  It was cloudy and chilly but not raining!  There was hope!  We headed out around 9 so we could get a good parking spot and then walk downtown.  Around 9:15, the rain came down.  And rain it did.  Ugghh.  Emma was pretty upset, but at least we had a great parking spot right on Main St where we could watch the parade from the car.  We were really really excited to see the parade this year.  Anyone ever heard of the band/duo Karmin?  They sing the pop song Brokenhearted?  If not check them out on Youtube.  The female half of the duo Amy Heidemann is on the cover of Rolling Stone this month for being named the "Women who Rock 2012".  Anyway...the male half of the duo, Nick Noonan, went to high school with my hubby!  The came home for Riverfest and were the grand marshalls for the parade!  And we did get to see them!!!  Emma was pretty excited because she hears them on the radio all the time =)  I didn't bring my camera, because I didn't want it to get wet, so the only 2 photos I took were from my phone.  So after this long blabbering post, enjoy the 2 photos! haha

Amy is pretty famous for this hairstyle of hers!  It's definately different.
It was kinda cool though because our Old Town High School cheerleaders were in the parade and they all had their hair done exactly like Amy's!

Even though it rained, she still had a smile on her face.  We weren't even able to go to the park after the parade where all the festivities were being held because of the darn rain.  I came down with a cold on Thursday night, and standing outside this morning for over an hour in the cold rain didn't help it at all.  Tomorrow we are suppose to go apple picking....but the forecast is calling for...yeah you guessed it...RAIN!  So it looks like we'll be hanging out at home.  I hope everyone enjoys the rest of their weekends, and stays dry!! =)


  1. awww, bummer! I remember being so disappointed as a kid many times because of stupid rain!

    She looks so cute in that last picture :-)

  2. She is just adorable! We got "rained out" of your local festival this year, too :-(.

  3. Boo for the rain! Sounds like it would have been a pretty awesome time!

  4. That is a bummer that you guys missed the fireworks. :(

    Glad you were all able to be together over the weekend though.