After waiting for the incredible snow that passed through Georgia earlier in the week to melt a bit, Papa-T, Nana, Liam and Pete finally made it to NOLA late Saturday night, just in time for my favorite day of parades, Thoth Sunday. Luz was so excited to have her cousins in town for Mardi Gras and couldn't wait to show them the ropes. I think the whole experience was a little overwhelming for the boys. It is hard to imagine Bacchus night through the eyes of a 4 year old and 2.5 year old who have no real understanding of what MG is all about. Needless to say, they were total troopers and, with a little big of conditioning from Luz and Uncle Chris, I think they will be ready for some more parading in the next few years.
Nana and Liam, waiting for the parade to start:
Pete, ready to catch some beads:
More than anything though, I think it was great that the cousins had the opportunity to play together. They appreciated that time more than any parades.