Sep 20, 2009

A True Cajun

Stella has a new favorite toy. You see, last Friday night we went out to eat with the family at Boutin's in Baton Rouge. Boutin's is a fun restaurant, with delicious Cajun cuisine, live music, and a dance floor. Stella had a blast eating her butter-free grilled chicken breast and making eyes at the old men in the band. The restaurant had various novelty items for sale, but after offering Stella every individual item in the gift shop, she did not seem to want anything. That is, until her Grandmere took her back inside and she began to whine and point behind the counter at a row of small alligator heads. I am talking stuffed, but not as in "stuffed animals." Anyway, Stella did indeed want an alligator head of her own, so her grandparents were only too willing to oblige. Now, I am horrified at having to even look at the thing, much less touch it, but Stella is so enamored with it that she wants to hold it while she eats her meals. Gross! I guess this proves that she is 100% Cajun. Only in South Louisiana would dead animal heads be considered appropriate playthings for children. Here she is helping Claude take a bite of leftover toast... Gimme a kiss!
A face only a mother could love....and Stella....

3 comments :

Evan and Laura Version 3.5 said...

LOL! That's hilarious! She is truly cajun!

Grandma Tonie said...

Ok, now you must remember that cajun's are not the only ones to love gators!!!! Remember the Arkansas Alligator Farm---Grandma Tonie's most favorite hang out as a child and the most fun place in Hot Springs!!!! Stella's Great Uncle Jack will be soooo proud when I tell him about Stella's new toy. Hahahaha

The Sharbono Family said...

hahahaha...i almost peed my pants laughing. this is the GREATEST post yet.