We drove down to Galveston Saturday afternoon to play at the beach, catch some really cool beads, each delicious seafood, and watch the parades...yeah, it's Mardi Gras time in Galveston!
Personally - I'm good for one day of Mardi Gras out of 365! It's fun, but I'm not one to go crazy for beads - shrimp and oysters, though definitely get me excited! So I'll head to the ocean anytime for that!
We had such a fun day - the kids found cool shells on the beach...ran from the waves b/c I kept telling them not to get their shoes wet (it's still chilly down here to bed in wet clothes and shoes)...then made sure to get the attention of everyone up on the balconies throwing beads! Aaron was so cute - he raised his arms up high and kept saying, "Right here! Right here!" Needless to say they all knew right where to throw the beads and Emma and Aaron both racked up!
It was a good thing they got all those beads when they did, too b/c when it was time for the parades the folks riding the floats really weren't throwing out that many beads - I don't know if it was b/c we were close to the beginning and they were scared to run out before they made it to the Strand or what! LOL
It was still so much fun and the kids were definitely worn out. We didn't even make it over the bridge headed home from the island before they were both in dreamland! I think it was about 7:30 - earliest they ever go to sleep on a weekend! Mardi Gras did the trick!
Here are a few pics of our fun day!
Laissez les bons temps rouler!