Saturday morning began early over at granddaughter, Madison's, house. She had to be at the starting point of the 2011 Rattlesnake Roundup Parade by 9:45!
Madison was given the choice to walk or ride in a wagon since the dance school wasn't having a float. Madison's mama decided it might be best to let her ride in a wagon since the parade route was going to be around 2 miles. I think that was a wise choice!
The next order of business was to figure out who was going to pull the wagon! Madison's Aunt Sarah graciously volunteered to pull the wagon, since Madison's mama is dealing with foot problems and can't hold out to walk very far.
Aunt Sarah made a friend during the parade, who offered to help pull the wagon in exchange for giving her little girl a ride in the wagon with Madison! Two miles is a long way to pull someone in a wagon! Thank the Lord for new friends!
There were lots of dancers marching with this group! Some of them carried two "rattlesnakes" fashioned from brown cardboard, trimmed in pink glitter. That's one of the snakes in front of Madison's wagon. Madison's wagon was traveling in between the two snakes, but they stopped so we could take a couple of pictures...Wasn't that nice?
Here's Madison doing what's known in dance class as "The Boogie".
And here's Madison after she finished dancing at the Roundup! Can you tell she's just a little bit tired? Whenever she gets tired, those fingers always find their way up to those lips, and in her mouth...
I can't blame her a bit, I was tired from just following her around and watching!