Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Mardi Gras & Crawfish

Well it's not Mardi Gras yet but it is Mardi Gras season and it's crawfish season. Most of you know that I love Mardi Gras. I love king cake and parades! I made two king cakes this year. They were yummy. They sure are good but take a lot of work to make. We also made a trip down to New Orleans for a parade on Sunday. We have one of our youth, who was in Turkey (actually his dad married us), in town and so we thought it would be fun to expose him to some Louisiana culture. So me, Billy, Bailey, Thad and KB headed down to the Crescent City and got us some beads! It was fun to be down there again. KB loves parades as much or more than I do so we had a great time. For a while Bailey wanted all the purple beads so we were yelling "throw us some purple beads!" Which if you've ever been to a parade is ridiculous. We had a great day and I can't wait til next year!

Another first for Thad was eating crawfish. Billy's parents bought 30 lbs. of crawfish on Friday. So we ate about 5 lbs. of crawfish a piece! It was so good! Eating crawfish does take work and it's a little messy. I am usually not into eating messy foods with my hands for example I don't eat wings because of this. Anyway, they were yummy and I'm looking forward to more this season!

King Cake. Bailey help me put the sprinkles on.

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This is for you John Morgan!

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this boy is serious about catching beads! He has turned his umbrella upside down!

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KB excited about the parade starting

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people also make seats for their children on ladders so they can easily be seen and get more beads

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Bailey with her purple beads

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KB giving a thumbs down to this parade. This float stopped in front of us for a long time and we didn't get anything!

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Funny float...this is a Catholic holiday

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showing off our goods

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Billy and Thad at Cafe du Monde

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2 comments:

Greg and Kim said...

Oooooh, did you say "Cafe du Monde"?! That's got to be my favorite place ever... :)

Rebecca said...

i love you my crazy mardi gras loving, crawfish eating, bead wearing friend!

and yes, I know I seriously need to post!