Yep, that's right, Mardi Gras is already in full swing here in Cajun Country and my living room is littered with the cheap, colorful beads and other
Last Saturday the festivities began with the Krewe de Chiens parade. For those of you who do not know Cajun French, that means the dog parade. I didn't want to miss this one because the kids love it but I only took the boys since it was right in the middle of K's nap and a bit chilly, even for us.
It was a lot of fun and it's always so cute to see the dogs all decked out and riding in style.
Here's a few more snaps to prove were were there... ;-)
I think this gal gives the queen a run for her money...
Taking it all in...
Wonder when her next ballet class begins.
This is Annabelle and her Daddy. I only know because her parents said her name a million times. We do not know her. And I asked permission to take her picture. LOVE that curly, red hair!
The B Man was MOST excited about his "De Blooms"!
My boys each ended up with a girl at their side before it was all said and done. Typical.
Lots o' Dogs!!
King Gumbo - LOVE it, ha ha ha!
Still reaching for beads at the end of it all, even though he's covered in them...
We also went to the Krewe of Carnivale en Rio parade that evening in 40 degree temps (with a wind chill in the 30's) which is cold for us Southerners. We watched a movie in the van for a bit, waiting for the floats to show up and I only took a couple of pics with my phone. It was cold and late and K was shivering by the end of it all but we still had fun. Awww, the Mardi Gras memories...