Every year it is a huge task to get all of our kids ready for the BIG parade. I am not just talking about the day of the parade but the whole month leading up to it. We have a handful of kids who participate. Making sure each kids have each and every detail of their uniform/costume.
Katy's outfit this year was the most time consuming. She was to go in a recycled costume. Katy worked collecting water bags and Elvia worked at sewing them together. Then the teacher, Elvia, and me working on decorating her outfit. The rest of the kids were cheerleaders, soldiers, animals, flowers, and ribbons twirlers. It can quite costly to get all of the kids outfits. Although over the years we have bought and saved them and have been able to reuse most of them.
Daniela and Sisi both wanted to be cheerleaders this year and I told them that we did not have that kind of money to send on each child for the parade. So they both had their own money and they paid for their outfits. It made it all the more special for them as they knew they had to buy them themselves and all of the hard work put in to it.
Katy in her recycled water bag dress
Josue, Nohemy, Maryuri, Katy, Sisi, Fernando, and Ana
Ana leading the soldiers
Daniela and Sisi after the parade. It was a hot morning and the kids were tired, thirsty,sore, and hungry by the time the parade ended. I couldn't even get Daniela to smile.
Katy and Fernando
Josue, Lupe, Any, and Cris
Maryuri, Cindy, and Nohemy