Mardi Gras Parade

Last Saturday I thought we’d enjoy the Mardi Gras Parade in Galveston-even if it there was an 80% chance of rain.  So I grabbed Anna (who thought it’d be smart to bring Miller) and we headed to Galveston!  Tucker, Paul and Jeff stayed home.  Boy, they missed out.  Look how much fun Miller was having!

He loved the car ride…..
and sitting on Emma! 

The parade itself was super exciting!  We had a really good spot up front that we’d staked out before the parade started.  Of course, once it started a large group of young teenage girls decided that getting beads for themselves was more important that the little kids they were shoving out of the way.  Every time a float came by they ran in front of us!! We were SO mad!  They even took beads out of Avery’s hands and ripped a cup out of Emma’s.  It was crazy.  Fortunately there were enough beads to go around… and everyone else noticed them acting like that … so we came home with more than we needed.  But still-how rude!

I was proud that our family saluted the flag!  Aren’t they my little patriots!


How’d we get the rain to stop?  I bought 7 umbrellas from the dollar store.  That’s how.  You come prepared and it takes the fun away from Mother Nature.  It rained the whole way home though-and all morning before the parade started.

Miller went nuts playing in the sand!  He loved it!  Good thing Shadow stayed at home or he would have thought it was the worlds best litter box.
“Hey Mister! Throw me some beads!” This wasn’t even all the loot they scored!  They kept giving me the beads to hold so they could get more.  Thank you Mardi Gras!  
So maybe it wasn’t such a bad idea to bring Miller.  He helped hold the necklaces, AND he was a huge hit!  Everyone wanted to pet him.  He was a mini celebrity out there.  The collar probably helped! 
Well-the parade was a success!! The kids fell asleep on the way home and Emma was very excited to hang out with the wet dog!
Paige had to help poor Rush hold his bottle up.  He would start to fall asleep and then knock it out of his mouth.. which would then wake him up… then he’d start to fall asleep.. etc…etc… 
So there ya have it!  The best way to spend a rainy Saturday afternoon!  Not cuddled up with a blanket and a book, but a two hour drive in the rain with a wet dog!  

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3 Responses to “Mardi Gras Parade”

  1. M and W Says:

    I love the pictures! Looks like you guys had fun and came home with a couple pounds of beads!!

  2. The Vowles Family Says:

    That's CLASSIC!!! I was wondering if you guys would have made the annual treck this year. You are so brave taking Miller, I'm glad he behaved for you.

  3. .:Anna:. Says:

    Haha Miller didn't behave. He semi-behaved… you shoulda seen him around the high school band drums-he almost wet himself. He's going to be good guard dog…

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