Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Happy Mardi Gras!

After a very long two weeks of vacation, Brooklyn was delighted to finally go back to school this Monday and see all of her friends. (In fact, she now likes school so much that she's begging the parental jury to go in the afternoons too. The jury's still out in deliberation--while Jason and I are thrilled that she loves school so much, it's a long time for a four year-old to be gone every day.)

Brooklyn's excitement about going back to school was doubled when she learned that they were having a Mardi Gras parade on Tuesday. What kid wouldn't love getting to dress up, march around, and have their picture taken? Personally, I thought the festivities were great--all the perks of Halloween without the sugar overdose.

Brooklyn decided to dress as a fairy princess (as did about half of the other four year-old girls.) Here she is with her friend, Diane.

No excitement on these faces! (Excepting Zoro, who is too distinguished for such antics.)

Brooklyn's maitresse (teacher), Christine:

Posing a hundred little kiddos for a school photo. As the only blond, it's fairly easy to spot Brooklyn.

In honor of Mardi Gras, Talia decided to disguise herself as an abuse victim.

Poor kid! This is actually an older wound that has basically disappeared by now. She took a pretty terrible tumble while we were in Switzerland a couple of weeks ago. Fortunately, a friend of ours (who happens to be a nurse) took great care of her for us.

Hope everyone enjoyed Fat Tuesday!


chou said...

Talia! What were you thinking? Your girls are the cutest things I've ever seen.

Anonymous said...

Marvelous Mardi Gras photos! "Fat Tuesday" has always mean't something different to me than a parade however. Keep Smiling!

The Favorite said...

I DO LOVE your blog and sorry for my lack of comments lately, maybe it's jealousy. Amazing pictures and love the dresses. Fun that your parents came too!

Jackie said...

Wow, Mardi Gras passed us by - you know I would be up for the dress up part even if there wasn't candy... The girls are darling, with our without the battle scars!