Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Mardi Gras!!!!

Better late than never, but Happy belated Mardi Gras!! We had a 4 day weekend in Louisiana and couldn't have asked for a better time!!
Friday morning we went to Landon's cousins school for our first parade! These wagons were pretty creative!!
His cousins Madison and Aubrey in the parade!Thought these were too cute!
He had no idea what to expect and needless to say, he was having a blast!!
That night we headed to Houma for the parade!
It was FREEZING!!
Pedro and Uncle Chris
"Throw me something mista!!!"
2 of the 7 bags we FILLED just that one night!!!
Aunt Stacey and the gang made us shirts to match theirs in the parade!!
Don't be jealous of our tie dye ;)
Aunt Stacey and Landon
The bag full of goodies she made for him!!
Mammy trying to catch all the stuff they were throwing at Landon!! (that she almost had to fight for!)
Nothing says southern Louisiana like this ;)
Some of the crew waiting for the next float

Goofballs Shaking the army guys hand!
Looks like very overcast, but it was so sunny!
Landon loving on grandpa
Sunday we headed back to Houma for the 4th (and finale) parade
He caught this WHOLE bag..he was very proud!! Some of the floats...(just for you Lissa!) It even made real tiger sounds!!
Ash and me...45 degrees and we came home sunburned!
I don't have a single pic of him not squinting from this whole trip...bad mom..I made sure I had my shades! lol
All lined up waiting for the floats

We had THE BEST WEEKEND!!!! Thanks so much to our great friends and family for showing us MARDI GRAS in full effect! We cant wait for next year!!
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12 comments:

Midwest Mommy said...

Wow, they throw entire bags?

That truck pic made me giggle.

Kirsten: said...

Great Pix!!! Love those tie dye shirts!!!

Rachel said...

HOW FUN!! I've only been to Galveston's Mardi Gras, so its not really the REAL thing!! Did Mom go out and party after the kiddos were asleep??

Stephanie said...

Okay, I want to know how many beads you guys got overall! That's insane - especially Landon catching the whole bag! He looks so happy in all those pics :) Fun times!

Kimmie said...

What a fun wknd you guys had. Mardi Gras is def my home grown scene, haha. Landon sure caught mega beads and goods. So glad to hear he loved it. Im hoping he got a taste of some real King cake too :) Until next year....

Krystyn said...

Oh, that looks like so much fun! I love that it was during the day!

Landon looks soooo proud:)

April said...

Wow, that looked like so much fun! I can't believe how much "stuff" Landon caught!!!

The Brew Crew said...

I love the tie dye shirts! :o) Looks like you all had a great time.
Like Rachel, I have only been to Galveston Mardi Gras. I am sure it is so much better in LA!

Whitney said...

How fun! Looks like you had a blast!!

Anonymous said...

VERY cute pictures minus the LSU one, YUCK! I don't even like that my Lan Man & Best Friend had to look at that float!! Love Ya, Lissa

Tam said...

Glad you had fun in La. My Husband and his unit were in La for all of Febuary but did not get to go to Mardi Gras eventhough they wanted too! Your pictures were great!

Lindsay said...

FUN! I want to go do something fun for St. Pats day but we were potty training... FUN!