One of the funnest nights of the year, to me anyway, in Louisiana, is Mardi Gras parade. And we are in NORTH Louisiana, where the parades are teeny tiny compared to south Louisiana. I am so grateful to our friends, the Normans, for always welcoming us to their restaurant, which gives us a front row (and not very crowded) view of all the action.
I dug through closets until I found all the purple, gold, and green outfits that I could muster.
And do you think they are feeling pretty rad, or what?!
Once we got settled in, we looked across the road, pre-parade, and looky here who we found. I took a pic of Madi and her big brother. Can you even BELIEVE that Staci has a 19 year old and a 6 year old?!
He was the first one to make me a "Mo", and he will always have a special place in my heart!
We invited a couple of special people to join us too. KK is always a very welcome surprise to my girls!! As the night wore on, Gabbi just wanted to be held by KK. And mama was A-OK with that!!
Lawd have mercy at this pose-fest!!
The parade is just fun!! It is a no holes barred kind of atmosphere... men with tails on walkers. Women in funky outfits on skates.
Oh. Wait. HEY, Jake!! (I'm telling you, the number of times I see the 11th minute of the hour per day is UNCANNY!! He's trying to tell me something! Maybe just EXPLORE on, MO!)
And then the floats started coming.
ANd floats mean one thing... BEADS!!
John Wesley, KK's husband, and my right hand therapy guy at MMPT, also came in really, really handy as the night wore on, and Ellie Sue wanted a shoulder view!! More pics on that tomorrow.
Todd pretty much held down the back row. I think he just likes the scenery. Oh. And the beer.
And that's the other half of the Normans, Richard, above, facing away from Todd. Anyone in town looking for a great place to eat?! Check out The Mohawk. GREAT food!!
Bingo number tonight... M-3. Good luck!
More Mardi Gras tomorrow!