So first, let me begin by saying that my dad arrived safe here in Salt Lake. He actually just left this morning. It was nice having him here with us, but busy and exhausting. I'm used to having my parents on the other side of the country, so when they are here they tend to need entertaining. Every night we were going out to dinner or a movie, staying up till almost midnight talking, and it's not like I could take the entire week off, I still had to work. So here is our week with dad in review:
This is us in front of our kiosk. It was a bunch of Ants at a Picnic and "working together" they stole all the food.
This is my dad sitting in the float. He got to sit in the float during the show and move the ants heads back and forth.
Bryan taking his turn running the float.
This would be me visiting one of the other floats. This float was a depiction of Noah's Ark.GO UTES!!! And I love the drunk looking woman in the left hand corner.
This float was the Children's Hospital/Walmart, this one totally should have won the Children's Chose. Unfortunately i'm not a child and could not vote as one.
BOO to the Y!!!
After we were done with the judging we actually got to be in the parade. We had to wake up at 4:45 and be in downtown by 5:30, and why? So that we could dress up like ants and be judged for 15 minutes in our costumes. I got to dress up in a purple polyester Ant Suit, with a huge butt on it and this fun purple hat that had huge eyes on it. Bryan had to stand in a smoke stack and move the stack up and down for 3 miles of the parade. After we were judged that morning, we were interviewed by channel 13's Big Buddah!!! I was super excited because I watch it every morning. After that we had to wait around for 4 hours until our float finally got to move. So we took a couple more pics.
This is the back of our float. Our stake started designing it last summer and construction started in Feb.
This is us at about 7:15 in the morning. Do you like my super sexy hat? THis thing gave me the biggest headache after wearing it for 3 hours.This is the whole effect. That big butt was super fun to waddle around for 3 miles. I also got to carry a giant piece of glittered cheese. I must say it was ridiculously hot outside, super sunny, I had sweat pouring down my back and blisters on my feet from dancing for an hour. But it was ridiculously fun. The kids think you are the coolest thing ever, they all want to hug you and give you high fives, all the parents want your picture with their kids and wave as you walk by. I got to shake my big purple butt in front of hundreds of people. The only sad part was that we didn't get to see ourselves on TV. I can't find it on KUTV and there are no videos anywhere. So if anyone taped the parade or was at the parde who saw us, let me know. Sorry this is so far after Pioneer Day, hope everyone had fun that day!!!!!