Buck's Mardi Gras!

 Sunday, March 1, 2009

Buck travelled far to get here and we were so excited to see him! I am sure he was anxious to get out of his box and stretch a little too! A certain little one was THRILLED when I opened the box and there was a "reindeer!"

Tay gave Buck the proper hello! I goldfish filled kiss!

Immediately Buck was given his own place at her table to join her tea party with all of her "friends!"

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Buck who does not usually get to ride "in" the car was enjoying his ride across the Lake into New Orleans...Little did he know what he was in for.....
Of course he tried some King Cake and some Zapp's! Check out his cup with the Mardi Gras crown!

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We decided to show Buck what the view looks like a top one of the MANY ladders that line the streets and neutral grounds along St. Charles Street. (Lots of people build their own ladders to get a prime bead catching or float watching location. This ladder was one of the "Cadillac" versions. It had a padded seat and the oh, so important-cupholder!)

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You can only cross the barricades during certain portions of the parades. Do not even think of crossing unless you have permission from an NOPD officer. Other than urinating in public, jumping a barricade during a parade to cross the street, is one of the fastest ways to find yourself in OPP during Mardi Gras!

Here is one of the friendly NOPD officers, who work 12 hour shifts to ensure we have a safe and happy Mardi Gras! He even did the Cupid Shuffle with a couple of the dance teams. (Thank you to all of the officers of New Orleans who are doing all they can to make New Orleans safe again!)


Buck was a huge hit with our "Krewe!"
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Little A is giving Buck some lovin and helping keep warm at the same time! It was c-c-COLD that night! Notice she is under 2 blankets and a jacket!

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Buck seemed to enjoy his time down in New Orleans for Mardi Gras. He did get a little rowdy towards the end, he kept asking to go to Bourbon Street! I had to remind him that this was a family show and he obliged to stay in the room if we promised to wake him up and tell him all about it when we got in! To be continued.......(I will do another Mardi Gras post with more pictures without Buck.)
We had a blast with Buck and I cannot wait to see what other adventures are in store for him!

Thanks for caring,


jori-o March 2, 2009 at 9:16 AM  

Wowsa! I'm so glad you guys had so much fun with Buck! I know he can be a little rowdy...=)

The Eadle Family March 2, 2009 at 10:09 AM  

I'm glad Buck is having so much fun! Can't wait for him to get here!

nikkicrumpet March 5, 2009 at 10:34 AM  

Buck is quite the partier! I loved the picture with him and the policeman...too funny!

Tay's Mom March 9, 2009 at 3:08 PM  

i want you to know that, after reading this post a couple days ago, i have been feeling like i have deprived my taylor. you see, i have never given her goldfish or cheeze-its. and they are my all time favorites. i am one of those crazy moms that feeds her child organic tofu nuggets for dinner and apple slices for snack. yeah. so, i felt guilty about the cheese crackers. and i gave some to taylor for snack yesterday. and the girl. was. in. heaven. and i thought of you. so, thanks. you have bettered my child's life. she thanks you!

Diane March 17, 2009 at 6:26 PM  

buck is a party animal!

good thing he made friends with the cops first! lol

Suzi March 30, 2009 at 9:06 AM  

Sounds like Buck had quite the party. At least he was on the cop's good side.

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