Saturday, February 21, 2009

Mardi Gras Mombo

Maddie LOVES parades! Everything about them - the crowds, the bands, dancing girls, floats, flambeaux guys, the horses ("ho, ho, ho") everything! Last night, when the rest of the family went inside, Maddie insisted on staying until the end of the parade (well past 11 pm). She line danced with the big kids - stomp two times, right foot this time, left foot this time, everybody clap - she's got those moves! She is the funniest, dancing, waving and absolutely loving it. She sits in her high chair and watches, or stands on her box and dances. She wants someone to hold her up when the floats go by and gets so excited when horses pass, she claps her hands and her head. Her two cousins, JW & Rome, love parades, too, so we have been parade maniacs and haven't missed one yet! I had some camera difficulties (oh, that's auto focus?), but we had a great time!

Rome, as the super hero princess.

Waiting for the parade - notice all the kids, especially Maddie, know which way to look.

JW, the strongest superhero

Jester hat Rome watched the parade and people from his high chair.

Here, Rome, I caught this for you.

Sure, Maddie, you can have one, too.

I'll take this one, please.

And yes, I can put it on myself.

Check out the lighted ones!

Rome just couldn't quite make it to the end.

Friday night was a little colder so peacock girl stayed warm in costume.
I can still line dance!

I am really cute, aren't I?

I'm even cute from the back! (No wonder Rome wanted to pull my tail!)

Aunt Ces, quick!, pick me up - a float is coming.

I want those beads.

Okay, I'll take the whole pack.

I think I will just sit here and wait for the beads to come to me.

Nick, the official bead catcher.

And, I said throw me something!

Hugging Mum; maybe she has beads!

Got them!

Where is that float?
Maybe if I bend over backwards, it will come.

Finally, I see it!

Catching beads, toys, footballs, clappers, stuffed animals...!


*~*Heather*~* said...

LOVE the peacock costume. That's adorable. You need to play the Shake a Tail Feather song for her.

Jessica said...

Too cute! I am glad the boys are having so much fun here!
And you know how much I love Maddie's peacock costume! It's my favorite!