However, since we've lived in Texas, obviously we don't have anything going on the 24th. We changed that this year. We celebrated the heritage part of the holiday and had a mini parade. And it was cute. Kudos to Woody the Grand Marshall of the parade. Not all 16 year olds would agree to do this. He is awesome.
Tessa had a basket of candy so she could throw pieces to the people watching.....parents and a couple kids. I told her to throw the candy at people when she passed them. She took me a little too literally with the "at." She would stop in front of a kid, grab a piece or two and then huck that candy at their face from less than three feet away. Since it was candy, though, a shot to the face was easily forgiven.
Then it was time to attack the Grand Marshall with the water balloons. I think they were to be used for games, but this was much more fun.