Feb 4, 2013

Baton Rouge Mardi Gras

So...the blog.  Yep, it's been a while. Turns out the "full-time job and three kids" kinda got to me last semester, so I spent most of my "free" time just trying to make sure there was clean underwear in our house and a few things fell by the wayside, starting with the blog.  Don't worry; I'll backdate the catch-up posts and except for this little confessional, no one will be any wiser...

Moving on: back in February we had to celebrate a pagan South Louisiana tradition and take our children to see at least one Mardi Gras parade.  We chose a small one in Baton Rouge, saving ourselves a drive to New Orleans and also avoiding the crowds.  Watts sat this one out, opting to spend some private time at home with Mawmaw instead of witnessing the spectacle that is a Mardi Gras parade... 
In spite of their unwillingness to leave their stroller, the girls were pretty much bead magnets, as usual...
Izzy attended the parade with us...it was her first...
You may notice Stella still sucking her thumb in these pictures.  Take a good look, because soon after her 5th birthday Stella kicked that habit to the curb! (Now it only happens sometimes when she is sleeping.)

The poor guy next to us got recruited by Cille to retrieve all the items that she did not catch.  Did I mention her catching skills are NOT great?  He probably had a back-ache by the time he left...


Got it!


Cille was eager to yell, "Throw me something, Mister!" and quite miffed when people did not respond as she thought they should...








Stella caught this crown but sweetly gave it to her sister since she already had one at home...


She was born to wear a crown, huh?  Very regal...











Here is what the parade looked like...

Ooooh....




The girls with their loot...

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