Sunday, February 15, 2009

Mardi Gras

Well it wasn't New Orleans, but we had our kids and we couldn't go to far away from home and ...

But we had a blast anyway! It is funny how your life changes when you have kids. Yesterday on Valentine's Day we went to the Mardi Gras Parade in Panama City. We promised Tanner if he would pee-pee in the potty all week we would take him to the parade and well we had to follow through on our end of the deal, because he did his part of the deal! Yay!!!!
We waited for about 30 minutes for the parade and of course people came and got right in front of us when the parade started.
I held Conner and he seemed to enjoy the fun!
Tanner stayed on Jeff's shoulders the WHOLE parade. He would get mad if Jeff turned to the side. He didn't want to miss a thing.
Conner like chewing on the beads. I tried to keep them out of his mouth, because of germs and grossness, but it was impossible and I figured "what don't kill ya, only makes you stronger." He ain't dead yet!
Tanner liked this float.
When we were leaving there was a band playing New Orleans style music. They were actually singing a song that Jeff had been singing to the boys earlier that day. "I went down to the Audubon Zoo and the animals asked for you..." Mimi I know you know this song. It was really cool. I tried to tell Tanner that when Daddy was little he lived where they had lots of parades and lots of music like that, but he just looked and me and said, Huh?
We really had a blast and can't wait to do it again next year! We will have to take the boys to New Orleans soon, but not during Mardi Gras!

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