Feb 13, 2010

Towahpa-what?

Wednesday night Stella witnessed her first Mardi Gras Parade while we were out doing a little shopping in Metairie. She was amazed that they were throwing out free necklaces, and she began begging me to take her to another parade. Today we gave in, and took her to Reserve for the annual Towahpasah. We have been hearing legends of this parade for years from the Zeringues, and believe me, it lived up to the hype. Lori's dad's house is on the parade route, so we were able to take advantage of some prime parade-viewing real estate thanks to Mr. Doona and Ms. Paula's generous hospitality. Stella got a little worn out towards the end of the parade's first pass...
A sampling of Stella's bizarre Towahpa-loot: a jester bear, a milk chocolate Santa Claus, and a rather smudged topless Cabbage Patch doll, complete with bloomers and frizzy hair...
She also caught a fragrant flower that she shared with Daddy...
Enjoying the witty conversational stylings of a nearby Zeringue...
Mawmaw and Pawpaw arrived in time for the parade's backyard pass...
The parade participants were very eager to give Stella their special stash of stuffed animals, and she ended up with an armload...
And strangely enough, even caught "It's Christmastime Again, Charlie Brown" on VHS. We had to explain to her what VHS was...
On the way home, she showed off one of her new necklaces...
And we finally gave her some refreshments. All that parading can make you a very thirsty girl...

Thanks, Lori and family! We had a great time at our first Towahpasah!

1 comment :

Paula said...

We hope to see you all at the Towahpasah parade next year...same time, same place! BTW, the Cabbage Patch doll picture is hilarious!