Everyone enjoying their picnic dinners while waiting for the symphony to begin.
Kylie showed David how he could use his bat as a flute, what great fun!
Snuggle time with Daddy
As it got darker, we couldn't help but put our feet up on our chairs and relax, it was such a wonderful evening and a great way to start our weekend.
The next morning at 10 was the Celebration parade. The Goodfellows saved us all a great spot on the street and boy oh boy was David excited for the parade. There were all kinds of neat things to see. They even had some special guest from Bern, Switzerland come to entertain us.
NC Governor herself, Mrs Bev Purdue
The New Bern bear mascot. For those of you who may not know, New Bern was named after it's sister city of Bern, Switzerland and "bern" in Swiss means bear.
Our favorite band: the USMC Band
David LOVES tractors too
These horses were beautiful!
Gotta love the old fashioned fire trucks!
I can't remember exactly what these were called, but they made such a beautiful sound when these three people played. They were kind enough to give our section of the street an encore performance. I got that on video too, but not sure why I can't upload them. They were so neat!
The Swiss street band came to play too, they must think we are pretty special!
We LOVE milk! They had a great tent set up with free push pops, ice creams sandwiches, and chocolate milk. You could also get a vanilla milkshake to make a nice milk mustache for your very own "Got Milk?" advertisement. David was not to excited about getting it on his face nor taking a picture, so we just watched everyone else and enjoyed our treats.
Some "early" settlers
One of the groups favorites: Dunkin Donuts Coffee. Jackie HAD to hug him :)
After the parade we all headed to lunch, then David, Jim and I walked down to Union Point Park to the street party. They had a handful of fun little games for the kids to play and David wanted to do the all. Our only complaint, Jim & I that is, was that the prizes for most of the games were fireballs! Now who in their right mind had that brilliant idea for children? They are way too hot and way too hard for kids, but oh well, Jim enjoyed some and David didn't care, he just wanted to play.
I thought surely a game called "Sweet Spot" would have something other than fireballs-nope.
All kinds of different tossing games
Taking a break in a little kayak fit for a 3 1/2 year old.
Thankfully no one minded that David wanted to perform on this drum after posing for a great picture
Our amazing soccer player! This prize was better-a bouncey ball
And the football throw, great arm buddy! Prize? A dinosaur silly band
Our FAVORITE sight of the day. The "pirate ship." We had to wait in line, the the hot sun, for quite some time, but it was worth it for us. David loved it and was super patient waiting his turn.
While we waited in line we watch the drawbridge go up, it looked pretty cool
Yay, our turn on the ship!
Argggh, hold on tight matey!
Ring that bell!
Shootin' the gun
Getting ready to check out the Captains quarters