Thursday, February 07, 2008

We got back last night* from a very fun Mardi Gras in New Orleans. We all had a great time but Emmylou, especially, LOVED it. She loved sitting in the ladder for the parades and catching beads and marching with the bands when they walked by.

"Hey, throw me something, Mister!"



The catch...



Have to put it on...



And get ready to catch more!



It was a successful parade...



The next day Emmylou tried her first crawfish but it was a little spicy so she stuck with the corn. I think she ate at least 4 or 5 cobs.







And there were so many kids there this year! Here are a bunch of them sharing Cheetos and those things that you throw that pop...



Here's Emmylou with Ella...





And with Zach, one of my cousin Amy's sons...



Some of the others in our crew...

Emily, Leslie and Sharon:



Emily and Sharon, in their best Mardi Gras garb:



We celebrated Lizzie's birthday on Saturday night with a yummy Doberge cake...



Emmylou looked pretty excited about that cake...



We had lots of fun on Fat Tuesday. Emmylou wore her peacock costume but only for about 15 minutes because it was so hot. Here she is in it with Grammie...



Then during the Rex parade, the LSU marching band and dancers stopped in front of us for a long time. Doesn't Emmylou look excited to be posing with the dancers? (This photo is really for Daddy.)



And here's Emily getting paddled by some guys who had a pretty elaborate costume/set-up as the unofficial New Orleans Ping Pong League. Ouch!




*So I started writing this post a while ago but got frustrated because Blogger would only let me upload one photo at a time. Today (2/11/08) I've finally gotten back to it!

8 comments:

Alex said...

i want to go to mardi gras with y'all next year!

Alison, Craig, & Isla said...

Looks like y'all had a lot of fun!

emmylou said...

alex, please do come next year! that would be a blast! (you too, alison, if you could make the trip all the way from scotland!)

The Gould Family said...

The peacock with the glasses is awesome.

Alex said...

i'm so there then next year. just let me know.

emmylou said...

btw, alex, you were actually there in spirit. em related a certain story about a time you were in new orleans and what you did for a glow necklace... that is hilarious. we definitely need you there next year!

Alison, Craig, & Isla said...

the glow in the dark necklace story....too funny :)

Beverly Barrett said...

bling bling ya'll