We were all decked out. My mom always sends the kids some fun dress-up stuff. Check T out in his full Canada day regalia:
D and my niece looked so cute together in their fancy hair-doos that my sister did:
Of course I wore my fabulous red shoes (which I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!!)
There were two parade entries that made me smile widely. Look at this fantastic clown! Not everyone can pull off a crenoline hat - her costume was extraordinary!
...and this sweet granny. I'm not exactly sure why she was in the parade, but she was lovin' it!
There are an abundance of dance school groups every year, but these are my favourite costumes for a character dance.
The weather was sort of sprinkly rain and rather cold (last year we roasted!), but still loads of fun. We capped off the day with fireworks that are lit from a barge off the seawall in West Vancouver late at night. Considering my nieces were operating on eastern time (4 hours ahead of us), they did very well and even wielded their sparklers with enthusiasm at 11 pm!
And so, another Canada Day.