A southern wife and mothers journey as I blog for an entire year; taking it day by day...
Saturday, March 5, 2011
Today was a fantastic day. This morning Allie Beth's Easter Dress from her Granna came in. It came from The Wooden Soldier, a very special children's dress store. We are so blessed that she has a Granna who can love and spoil her from time to time. She is going to be the best dressed little girl on Easter Sunday. When she put it on we had to bribe her to get it off again. She is very much a little diva in the making. I haven't figured out if that is a good or bad thing yet!
Today we went to the Mardi Gras Parade in Shreveport. A dear friend of ours "staked out a spot" so that we were right there near the beginning. Most of David's family (Aunt-Uncle-Cousins-Sister-Niece-Nephew-Mom and Dad) were there with us. My friend Sandi grilled hot dogs and we all brought a side - there was plenty of friends/food and fellowship even if it was a bit on the cold side. The above picture is of Allie Beth chasing down one of the vendors (overpriced junk) so that she could "see" Dora - he was nice enough to let my niece Maryn and Allie Beth take a picture with her.
A picture of my nephew Dylan - he was snug as a bug in a rug under the tent wrapped up on my favorite 31 blanket!
This is Maryn my niece - she really looks like her mom!
Sandi's son Chase was a sport letting Allie Beth ride on his shoulders almost the entire parade even at one point letting her wear his jacket. She racked up on beads and toys. I know she had a fantastic time! She was a real charmer screaming "Throw Me Something Mister". I don't think anyone could have resisted; every float that came by had something special to hand to us for her and her cousins. I loved how family friendly it was.
Davids sister Kari with her children Dylan and Maryn - they had so much fun. As we speak the are all out like a light. We came home to have read beans and rice and watch The Princess and The Frog - I thought that would be an appropriate way to end the night. Everyone else thought so too!
I know that I stressed a lot before they all got here but I am thoroughly enjoying every minute of it!