The girls spent the morning decorating their bikes for the “big” parade. Streamers, balloons, ribbon…they were soooo excited. Lilah kept saying she was going to ride her bike a long, long, long, LONG ways. It was at least 100 degrees outside…but that didn’t seem to dampen their spirits. They had a blast throwing candy to the bystanders (all of about 20 of them! ha). Lilah’s little cheeks were as red as apples and sweat poured down from her helmet onto her little face…but she wouldn’t stop. She was determined to not give up, to be big, like her sister, like the other kids. We started off in the middle of the parade, but as time passed we found ourselves bringing up the rear. Poor little Lilah’s legs were going as fast as they could. She didn’t want to stop for a drink, a break, or to walk. She was such a trooper. By the end, the police car (signalling the end of the parade) was right behind Lilah. Ha! And, fianlly, she finished it, along with her sister and all the other little boys and girls. YAY!