Monday, February 15, 2010

Mardi Gras

On a whim this Saturday, we decided to take the kiddo to Mardi Gras in Galveston. We decided we were going to go at the very last minute (debating whether it would be to cold with the ocean wind blowing.) We decided to go ahead, and me, being the kind of Mommy I am, dressed my son in his pj bottoms, wind pants, a thermal shirt under his t-shirt, along with a fleece pull over, a wind breaker and beanie. Oh, and I brought him a blanket. We were able to pick up Travis, a friend of ours, along with his 2 kids and made it to catch the beginning of the 1 o'clock parade line just as it was coming to an end. Luckily we got to see the whole parade. Kaylon, having features identical to his daddy, was watching all those crazy people and noises and things flying in the air unable to decide to take his eyes off one thing to see the next. Proof, that he is MY flesh and blood!

I had never been to Mardi Gras, so It was lots of fun to experience it for our 1st time together. He got tons of beads! Some of the Parade participants would walk right up to him and place the beads around his neck. He would just stare at them. It was very sweet. After the parade we walked down the streets where people were everywhere hollering for more beads from the people up in the balconies. Kaylon was CONFUSED! With all the noise and stuff flying around in the air, you could see why. After I repeatedly pointed in the air for him to look up, finally he did, and saw all the people above. He gave a great big smile, and waved to the nice people. They must have gotten warm fuzzies inside from that, because they started dropping beads all around us.

It was awesome to see how gracious every one was to the children. We will be making it a point to take them every year. Daddy gets brownie points for another great idea on how to spend the day.

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