Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Mighty Aphrodite

Happy Mardi Gras, y'all!  It's Fat Tuesday, and we are just back from an extra long weekend in Louisiana.  President's Day conveniently coincided with Mardi Gras this year, so we naturally set off to see Mimi and Poppy and the rest of our Cajun based clan.  And thanks to the first snow day of the year, we even escaped an unexcused school absence today!

We hit our first parade on Friday to see two of Brent's aunts, June and Sherrie, who ride with the Krewe of Aphrodite.  This is Joseph's 3rd Mardi Gras, and by now he's a pro, with his hands up in the air, looking for throws.

June and Sherrie are on the upper level of this float.  You can't see them well, but we knew they were there, and we got some interesting stuff thrown our way - you can see me (and a family friend, Rhonda) with mops, rubber gloves, and scrub brushes.  At least along the way we also scored a bunch of Aphrodite cups.  Joseph cleaned up with tons of beads, toys, and stuffed animals, just from one parade!

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