Friday, November 26, 2010

A Siamese Cat, a Lion, a Monkey, and a Caterpillar Come to Visit!

   Santa (and a few other guests) arrived at our downtown square tonight.  As I wrote about in an earlier post, my town had its annual day after Thanksgiving parade and the library's entry included several storybook characters accompanied by our library lion mascot.  I didn't take pictures during the actual parade because it was dark and crowded and the characters were constantly moving, but I got some shots to share with you from at the library after the parade was over.

   My older son helped out by wearing the costume for Skippyjon Jones, the Siamese kitten who thinks he is a chihuahua because he has such big ears.  In addition to bringing their children to meet "Skippyjon Jones" after the parade, some people even brought their pet chihuahuas in to meet him!

   My younger son wore the costume for our library lion mascot in the parade and for the after party also.

   They had a lot of fun getting their pictures taken with lots of little kids and also clowning around a bit afterwards.

   My younger son's girlfriend gets a hug between the two brothers in this picture.

   She wore the costume for Curious George during the parade, but another high school student (seen in the pictures below) wore it for the after party.

  And yet another student wore the costume for the Very Hungry Caterpillar.

   Here's the whole gang together!

   There was only one minor mishap.  I believe the Very Hungry Caterpillar may have eaten just a little too much for Thanksgiving dinner because she had a bit of trouble squeezing out the door when the party was over!