A VICTORY PARADE

seahawk pride

Not sure if you heard, but the Seattle Seahawks won Super Bowl XLVIII.  Yep, it’s a pretty big deal around here.  Our city has been riding high for weeks.  First the anticipation leading up to the big game, then the absolute domination and victory, and finally the victory celebration!  Big W and I had been planning to attend the Victory Parade even before the Hawks had won.  Once Little Man heard it was during school hours, he was in too!  I am going to give it to you straight.  It was amazing to be there, but it wasn’t pretty.  I did my best to set us up for success.  I made a reservation for breakfast, we drove down early {8:15am), and got a great parking spot in a central garage.  Good so far.  With the parade scheduled to start at 11am- we headed out around 10 o’clock to find a spot to view the action.  This is where things to a turn for the worse.  My littlest guy was miserable.  He had a headache and his nose was running like a faucet.  It might also be good to add that he is a natural pessimist and is not a joiner.  I was in trouble.

The odds quickly turned against us:  700,000+ people, the temp well-below freezing, a mom who is 60″ tall {in heels}, a parade that started 1 hour late, and a grumpy, sick kid.

This was our viewpoint.  Not good.

4th and Seneca

The parade didn’t get to us until just before 1pm.  The quote of the day came from Little Man.  He looked me straight in the eye and said, “Mom, I think I might actually die.”  We did get a glimpse of Marshawn Lynch throwing Skittles, Coach Carroll, and Russell Wilson holding the Lombardi Trophy.   Here is a quick glimpse of our day:

victory parade collage

My big guy was disappointed, to say the least, and we were frozen to the bone.  Lucky for me, a few friends shared their awesome shots from the day.  It’s almost like I was there.

Seahawk victory parade

westlake center | victory parade

lynch | victory parade

beast mode | victory parade

Sherman | victory parade

Russell Wilson | victory parade

Lombardi Trophy | victory parade

Was it worth it?  Yes!  We were part of Seattle history.  Was it fun?  Meh.  I am counting on a repeat Super Bowl win by our Seattle Seahawks.  Next year, I will hunt down a friend who has access to a sweet balcony or great roof top view.  Like anything in parenting, the first time you are just working out the kinks!

When was Little Man the happiest?  Picking out candy after the parade and taking a selfie in the car.  {Only a mother could love that face!}

happiest

 

 

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