Just so everyone is on the same page, the little ones pictured above and below are two of my grandchildren, Meredith Sinead  and Owen Liam . They are among the brightest lights in my life.
I am blessed to have four gorgeous grandchildren who mean more to me than words will ever describe.
These particular pictures were taken in August 2010 immediately prior to a kiddie parade which kicked off the annual fireman's carnival in the kids' hometown in Western New York. Their mother, my daughter, made the costumes.
It rained of course. The adults were disappointed; the kids thought it was great--probably because it was hot as blazes and no thunder sounded.
Oh what a night