Monday, April 17, 2006

Make Way For Ducklings!

Every year the Whetstone Library in Columbus hosts a Duckling Day Parade based on the Robert McCloskey book Make Way for Ducklings. They provide costume kits that you can pick up beforehand, but many kids will show up decked out in amazing duckling costumes of their own. In the book, a mother duck leads her ducklings through the city to a new home at the pond. At this annual event, hundreds of kids show up in duckling costumes to reenact the book by following a mother duck and parading around the library. They even have a police officer directing traffic and yelling, "Make way for Ducklings!" like the officer in the book. And every kid who attends gets a free book. The parade ends at the community center where they have a Make Way for Ducklings puppet show.

Here's Grant as a duck

Here's Uncle Larry trying on the the Costume that Cole didn't want to wear

Here are our friends with their daughter who decided to be a bunny instead of a duck

Our adopted family in Columbus, the Erneys, live nearby and they always host a big brunch after the parade.

Can you believe that Marissa nannied for these girls our first summer here? We are getting old!

And here I am goofing around with my sisters

1 comment:

Mom to Allison and James said...

The Make Way For Ducklings Parade looks like it was a lot of fun. I wish we would have gone to it too. I wish we had family close by. I bet you had fun with your sisters.