We did Mardi Gras family style this year and it was so fun! We went to a few parades, got some fun toys and other throws for Bennett, and more beads than we know what to do with. It's been pretty rainy here, but that didn't stop the crowds. It seems like the whole town shuts down. For Fat Tuesday, we fueled up on Mardi Gras colored pancakes before taking in the parades. Today's big event was the Rex Parade, which our friend Jean Paul was riding in. When we saw him, he gave us the hook up with lots of treats for Benny. It's fun to be a local!
Last Friday, Benny was even in one of the parades! His school is in the French Quarter and they had a little parade that included the babies. I got a little teary watching my baby in his first parade! Many firsts lay ahead.. and I think I'll cry for everything. Happy Mardi Gras!
In other news.. Benny has been crawling for a little while now and we are running after him like crazy. Since he is our first baby.. there are still remnants of our previous lives all over the place. Glass trinkets, breakables, non baby proof items that must be removed!