Sunday, February 27, 2011

Happy Mardi Gras!

We usually head to New Orleans to celebrate Mardi Gras, but decided this year Justin might be a little too young for THAT much fun, so we stayed here and made a tradition of our very own! The McClellen four and some of our closest friends headed to Galveston to celebrate the first weekend of Mardi Gras and it sure was a blast! Although the weater could have been MUCH better, we still enjoyed ourselves and I think the kiddos LOVED it too!
Look at ALL those beads!! Seriously, these boys caught most of these on their own!
Along with stuffed animals, footballs and more!!!

All the kiddos hanging out before the parade begins!

In the back of the car staying warm and eating some Goldfish...
that bag was full of snacks and they knew it :)

Don't mind my little man lookin' he's dressed for 20 degree weather, he had an ear infection and we wanted to make sure his ears stayed covered in the wind!

Candi and her little look-alike, Reagan! That's not a REAL paci, it's a bead! Ha!
Yea, they were hiding out in the back of the car was CHILLY!!

and afterward, a lunch at Benno's Seafood...YUM!
We put all the guys at one table with the kiddos
and the girls sat together and were able to visit :)
Ok, so I guess we've started a new tradition...WOOHOOO!! And we all decided we're steppin' it up next year! BBQ, jambalaya and boiled crawfish?! Right??! So many people were set up with their RV's, trailers, decorated and ready to go with TOO much food,
so next year we're coming prepared and making a weekend out of it!
Happy Mardi Gras!!!


April Westerhold said...

FUN! ST. Louis has a Mardi Gras, too. It is like in the top 10 in the country. I want to take the kids down sometime but it is TOO cold here right now:( Hoping the weather is better before St. Patty's Day parade.

LindyLouMac said...

Love the beads boys. We should have gone to watch a Carnevale Procession in a nearby town this afternoon but gave it a miss as pouring with rain and bitterly cold.

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Hattie said...

Happy Mardi Gras!!! We went last night, to the "Grown-up Mardi Gras"! We plan on taking the boys to the Fat Tuesday Parade. We've been doing this for years and they love all those beads!!! Love the pics!!

cooperl788 said...

Awww, what a fun day! I've only been to New Orleans once, but it was so much fun! The Northeast doesn't really do Marti Gras, so I'll have to content myself with pulling out my beads and dancing in the living room this year.

Sara said...

Great pics!! Happy Mardi Gras!!

~Jamie Kubeczka~ said...

How fun! Cute pics!

Ma What's 4 dinner said...

Happy Mardi Gras!! Looks like a blast. Wish we were there to play with ya!

Lots of yummy love,
Alex aka Ma What's For Dinner

TV's Take said...

Looks like a lot of fun! Look at all those beads. Hope your doing great and thanks for stopping by today

Lexie Loo & Dylan Too said...

It looks like you had a great weekend! How fun!

Melissa said...

Oh my goodness! This is just WAY too cute!!! Sounds like a great tradition you just started. By the way, I have always wanted to go to New Orleans! I will someday. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I am now following you back. Love your blog and your boys are adorable! :-)