Sunday, January 20, 2008

The Doo Dah Parade

Every year we attend the Doo Dah Parade in Pasadena. It's basically a mock Rose Parade with disco dancers, a float of cigar smokers, people dressed up as stuffed animals, anti-war floats, Trekkies, Star Wars geeks, ponies, drummers, a huge Cat Float that hisses and meows, a group of Basset Hounds, the Purple Hat ladies, hula-hoop dancers and just plain coo-koos who love to be put on display at least once a year. It's a hoot, totally ridiculous, and I love that Froggy has joined the family tradition of appreciating silliness.

Froggy was enamored by the faux animals. She actually walked past a real puppy and pony to get to the costumed version of a dog and bunny. We spent an hour following the life-size stuffed animals around Pasadena. I swear it was a dream come true for Froggy. She was smitten. And FD and I had a great time watching her have a great time. There is something to be said for living vicariously through your kids. Nothing is more exciting than looking through a toddler's eyes.


Beverly said...

Oh, Doo Dah, she is just so cute.

Anonymous said...

so fun. i've never known about this before. i'll have to nlook for it next year. so cute. jcn