Monday, July 18, 2016

Pioneer Float Preview

Each year the Pioneer Day floats get more and more elaborate. My favorite was the waterfall created by the Bennion Stake. There was a lot of thought put into how to get the water to flow without splashing out and how to make the Plexiglas to look like water by painting individual squares blue or 

Another favorite float was number 13. It depicted a caricature of the seagulls that ate the crickets. They showed the seagull's family history from early pioneers to modern day birds armed with selfie sticks and cell phones. 

As in years pasts, the kids had their faces painted. The lady was so talented, I was impressed by how quickly she could draw on kids faces. She tried to paint a mustache on Andrew's face, but he would have none of it, so he looks like a mix of Charlie Chaplin non one side and Hercules Poirot on the other.

The kids also got balloon animals, played a variety of musical instruments, and got their pictures taken with aliens.  There was a girl dressed all in green. Her face was covered up as well. Andrew found her incredibly fascinating and she him. He would crawl up to her and stare, trying to make sense of what he was looking at. The girl thought he was darling. I can't blame her- he's a charmer.