My sister, Kristina had a big birthday this year. She has joined Jim in the over-the-hill club. She turned 40 on February 16. The kids and I went to my parents for the weekend to help celebrate her big day. (Jim had a commitment at church that weekend). My dad started the weekend off with a round of apple martinis.
Saturday we thought we would all drive over to Shreveport for something different. We had lunch at the Blind Tiger and then took the kids to a science museum and had a great time. After leaving there we noticed there was a Mardi Gras parade getting ready to start. Apparently this was the family friendly Mardi Gras parade that started at 4:30 so it was a fun opportunity for the kids.
|"All linked up" as they say.|
|Posing in front of the some of the floats before the parade started.|
|Just walking by the floats, the kids got all kinds of goodies.|
|The costumes and float decor were impressive.|
|This lady was dressed as Honey Boo-Boo.|
|The parade lasted two hours. And we stood there the entire time. Even in the drizzle for a bit. The kids were having so much fun trying to |
|Sarah also managed to get a wand and a crown that she loves and wears all the time. She loves for me to wear it too!|
|Just look at all those beads!|