Homecoming: Parade and More

Last Saturday was such a crazy day! I was excited about the Art Fair, the Parade and the chicken coop! I slept in a little because I was so tired from Thursday and Friday at the Art Fair. My mom was `hurry up’ this and `hurry up’ that all morning. It was crazy! I had to put on lots of layers because it was cold and I had to wear Griz-wear because it was Homecoming. I also had to pack my lunch, my camera, and my Art Fair stuff. Grandma came and then they both left for the Art Fair because grandma was going to watch my booth during the Parade.

I got ready and then I left for the Parade on my own. My mom just happened to find me walking to the Parade on her way home to pick me, `Where are you going Mathalia?’

I am going to the Parade.

`Okay, have fun! Are you going by yourself?’

No I go with mom.

`But how did you know how to find me?’

My mom said that I was very lucky to find her just on the right street. Whatever . . . I knew what I was doing even if she didn’t. 🙂

Before the Parade, she wanted to check on grandpa in the backyard working on the chicken coop! We took some pictures. And then grandpa needed some help holding the walls up. My mom helped him and I was in charge of taking more pictures. It was fun! We said `goodbye’ to Grandpa. We walked to the parade together!

We were a little late but not too bad. I saw lots of friends and I took lots and lots of pictures. My mom said that maybe I should turn off my camera in between floats to save the battery. NO WAY! I wanted to be ready for the next great shot. My camera battery was just fine. I was able to take pictures all the way through the parade.

I saw the fiddle float which my brother and sister were in when they were in middle school. I saw MCT friends in the Oliver Twist float. I saw the Chinese flag on the International Student Float. I saw the `M’ on Mt. Sentinel Float. I loved it all. My mom had fun taking pictures of me and she really likes the marching bands. The parade was all done and then we went to grandma at the Art Fair.

After the Art Fair we checked on the chicken coop. Wow! Grandpa really worked hard while we were having so much fun. I took more pictures of the coop and flowers in the backyard. Mom put dinner in the oven and asked me to set the table while she walked back to the University to get the car. `Yes, Okay, I will set the table.’

She picked up the car. We had left it at the U-C and walked home because that was faster than getting into the football traffic. She unpacked the car and then came looking for me:

`What have you been doing while I was gone? Why didn’t you set the table, Mathalia?’

`Homecoming is all done.’ First I have to take off my Griz-wear, put away my new Griz-headband and put on my regular clothes. Then I can do other things like set the table and eat dinner. Don’t you know?!

Of course my mom knows this about me. I just had to remind her. Silly mom!

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7 thoughts on “Homecoming: Parade and More

    • Dear Debbie, Yes, Grandpa is building a nice coop in the backyard. When it is finished,we will move my chickens. Love, Mathalia

  1. Wow, Mathalia, way to make me miss home. I think Missoula’s weather is best during the homecoming parade — when its cold and frosty, but the sun is shining, and the leaves are red and falling, but there’s no snow yet….the colors are blinding, and your nose gets all red from the cold. Aaaaah. You know it’s been 6 years since I was in Missoula for that time? Sigh. Can’t wait to try some eggs from your coop next time I visit!

  2. Wow, Mathalia, way to make me miss home. I think Missoulas weather is best during the homecoming parade when its cold and frosty, but the sun is shining, and the leaves are red and falling, but theres no snow yet.the colors are blinding, and your nose gets all red from the cold. Aaaaah. You know its been 6 years since I was in Missoula for that time? Sigh. Cant wait to try some eggs from your coop next time I visit!

  3. Mathalia I enjoyed looking at your great photographs. You have made a lot of pot holders. Do you know how many you have made and sold? I bet the colors on the trees are pretty right now. Tell your mom hi.

    • Hi Renee Thank you for your note. Tell Leah,’I miss her too!’ Team Casas was so much fun! This year I have made 397 pot holders. I have given 222 away! That’s because I graduated and had lots of people to thank along the way. I am making more pot holders for the Holiday Art Fair. Love, Mathalia

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