Feb 22, 2014

Throw Me Something, Ms. Tiffany!

It's Mardi Gras time in South Louisiana, so we started looking around for some family friendly parades to attend.  We didn't have to look far for our first one; my friend Tiffany is actually a member of the krewe that puts on the parade in Denham Springs, so at the last minute we decided to check it out.  Poor Stella was sick with strep throat, so she stayed with Mawmaw and Pawpaw while the rest of us and Elizabeth headed to the parade.  Here's Cille waiting for the parade to roll...
I packed a few snacks for the kids and I had no idea they would enjoy them so much.  Elizabeth gleefully told me about the Fruit by the Foot, "My mom used to get these for us, but then she stopped because she said they have too much sugar!" I think she was on her third one at that point.  Tiffany is an all-star mom and makes sure her kids eat super-healthy.  That is pretty much a downfall of Pourciau parenting; we'll feed our kids just about anything as long as they eat it.  Tiffany has inspired me to make the switch to grilled nugget kids' meals at Chick-Fil-A, though, so I'm taking baby steps to correct our poor diet...
Watts is usually making a face like this...
Me and my little buddy...

Cille enjoying a sugar-laden Fruit by the Foot...

Watts sooooo wanted to join the big boys playing ball nearby...
The one part of parenting I excel at is sunscreen application.  Here I am protecting Cille's skin.  She'll thank me later...
Sunblocked and ready to catch some beads...
Who needs a parade?  The kids had a blast playing with each other while they waited...
Want some sweet tea, Dad?

Cille and Elizabeth were "jumping into the crowd."  What crowd I have no idea, but they loved it...
Cille decided at the last minute that she had to potty before the parade, so I hiked about a half mile with her on my back to find a restroom, and ended up racing the front of the parade back to our spot.  Then the real fun began...
See the teddy bear in the air?
The kids were throw magnets...




Elizabeth practicing to join the band...
When we spotted Ms. Tiffany and Ms. Kristen we were so excited!
They had tons of good throws for us...
I think this is my favorite shot of Tiffany on the float because she looks like she is having so much fun...

How many pieces of gum are in the air?
We had a blast at the parade and will definitely be back for it again!  It was a perfect parade for families with young kids.  Having a few friends on the floats also makes for a nice experience.

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