Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Happy Fat Tuesday!!

As some of you long time readers might remember, Mardi Gras is one of my favorite holidays. When I was in high school we actually got a few days off of school to celebrate and go to the parades.

Here are some of my posts about Mardi Gras from years past: 2008 and 2007

Fun facts about Mardi Gras you might not know:

1) Did you know Mardi Gras in the United States was actually started in Mobile, Alabama in 1703? We Alabamians like to make sure you are aware of this fact! =)

2) The Mardi Gras colors each have a special meaning: purple stands for justice, gold stands for power and green stands for faith.

3) Today is called Fat Tuesday because it falls the day before Ash Wednesday, the start of lent. Revelers are supposed to eat and drink in excess since tomorrow begins 40 days of fasting and prayer. So eat up girls!


I decided it was time to tell J about Mardi Gras...



In this picture he had just been told he would not be attending Mardi Gras this year. He was especially sad about missing my parade last Friday night. I was too!


I told him we would would be there next year so he's happy again.



Throw me something Mister! (My God, he's a natural--of course he is!!)


Happy Mardi Gras Y'all from your favorite Southern Yankee baby!

16 comments:

b is for brown said...

aww. it is never too soon to get him learning how to yell - "throw me somethin, mister"

Blue-Eyed Bride said...

as a louisiana girl, this is my favorite holiday, too. next year i'll be taking my baby boy and husband to the festivities in nola.

TCP said...

He is just so sweet!! love the pictures. :)

Nomers said...

Adorable! Happy Mardi Gras!

Muffy said...

OMG, this is ADORABLE!!!!! I love this post!!! HAPPY MARDI GRAS!!!

Lilly P. Wannabe said...

I love all of Baby J's pictures!! Happy Fat Tuesday to yall!

Pink Flamingo said...

Such adorable photographs, thanks for sharing! Happy Fat Tuesday to you all! :)

preppy little dress said...

too cute!

linda said...

So precious!

Preppy Coastee said...

Oh how I miss Mobile!! So much fun. The pictures of baby J with the sign is toooo cute. Love them :o)

Christine said...

so cute! all my friends from mobile constantly remind of the origins. love how you call him a southern yankee baby. i date a yankee and am also likely moving to nyc and if we stay, i will have some culturally mixed up kids.

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

I love your blog....love the name, and love your writing.

For over a year I have debated getting in the blog world. Now that I have made the leap, my head is full of posts...

We have lived in Louisana for 20 years, so this is a favorite holiday.

Stop by my blog when you have some time...I love reading yours...

Teresa

LuLu said...

He is precious!!! And that Mardi Gras sign is too cute:)

Kate said...

These photos are hilarious! He is adorable :)

Tres Poshe Preppy said...

So cute! Enjoy Mardi Gras!

Ramblin Mama said...

Yep! He's a natural! He'll get lots of stuff thrown his way next year. We normally host a big Mardi Gras party but weren't able to pull it off this year. I missed the celebration terribly. It just wasn't the same with just hubby and I. Well, there's always next year.

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