Saturday, November 24, 2012

Toronto Santa Claus Parade!

Last weekend we headed to Scarborough to visit with Auntie Belinda and Uncle Stefan.  We also went downtown to see the Santa Claus parade.  This year we decided to stake out a place at Bloor and Spadina, just down the street from the start of the parade.
We arrived about 10 o'clock.  As you can see we had beautiful weather.  We actually got a little sunburnt from all the sunshine.  Best day ever for the parade.  Ella was happy, the first bunch of clowns that came by were handing out little stuffed beavers and she got one.
Lots of great floats.  I think this was one of Ella's favourites.  She loves gingerbread houses -Auntie Belinda loves Tim Horton's 
I think there were more bands this year than other years.  Including the marching band from the University of Western Ontario!!
It was really cool when we got to meet 'Pinball' Clemens.  I'm not a football fan, but even I know who he is  :)
And since it's the 100th Grey Cup this year, the Cup had it's own special 'float'. 
We can't forget the star of the show.  Santa was a giant hit as always.
And of course, there are always the people who try to spoil things.  We were all in place at 10 o'clock for the 12:30 parade.  That way we could get 'front-row' seats for the kids.  Well these people turned up about 12:20 and stood around ON the street waiting.  'Waiting for what' you ask?  They were waiting for the police to come along telling them to get off the road.  Then they had the nerve to just move to the curb and sit in front of everyone who had already been there for 1 1/2 hours!  Really, the nerve of some people.  Luckily they didn't try it with us.

We had a great time and certainly couldn't have asked for a nicer day.  Too bad Daddy and Uncle Stefan couldn't have come too.

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