Today is a big day for the Melissa Ward. We are having our open house for the new chapel (yeah for not having to drive a half hour to church anymore!) and we had a float entry in the Melissa Christmas Parade. Surprisingly, we were the only church with an entry and the only one with anything having to do with Christ on it. Some of the seminary kids were Mary and Joseph and they asked my in-laws to be a modern family gathering their family together for the holidays (the theme was "Home for the Holidays" though no one else's entry seemed to have taken note of that fact). At any rate, they asked us to also be part of the float, as well as another family who looks like they could be Lewis's. So I made Ellie a hat last night so she would be warm. Here she is all ready to go!
Well, it got pretty windy and just too cold for Ellie, however seriously bundled she was. So Ellie and I watched the 15 minute long parade and then waited in the car for Ben.
She was completely worn out by the time we got home. Don't worry, I picked up candy in her stead...yum!