In case you haven't noticed, there is an additional child in our family photo. I would like you all to meet the newest member of our family. She is the pretty little 7 year old in the purple dress. "Eloise" now has a little sister. We have decided to call her, "Amelia Bedelia".

Saturday, February 28, 2009

How We Celebrated Mardi Gras.....

We made a Mock King Cake.
The base is three cans refrigerated cinnamon roll dough arranged in a ring and slightly flattened.

After baking, I drizzled the icing from the can all over the top.
Carmacita decorated it with colored sugar.
*It has more of a king cake texture if you let it cool, cover it, and let it sit over night.*

This whole week Eloise has been having a blast.
She has been roller blading, bike riding, learning to play baseball, and working on some projects for the upcoming community art show (where our church's choir and brass band will be performing.)

Mardi Gras Day we decided to head out of town to avoid all of the parade junk.
We met with a few friends (family really), barbecued, relaxed, and played some too.

More friends (family).

Here is Kristi and Ses headed to the lake for some fishin.

Fishing Sisters.

Eloise & Hubby.

They had a great time catching some rays...

.... and sticks. No fish this time, but at least they had fun!
*Posting will be off & on due to upcoming Mid Terms, but I still view your blogs regularly.


Michele said...

What a lovely way to spend Marki Gras! I love those friends who are really family, too. (And I love Eloise's hair ~ I didn't realize it was so loooong!)

JeanSkirtGirl said...

oh my goodness siter noria you put my pics on here thanks lol love I had a fun nakeing with u and at marki gras love carmencita

JeanSkirtGirl said...

oh i love the wosidom its funny and bakeing with u

Egghead said...

I love that you spent Mardi Gras this way. It reminds me of our picnics with our kids when they were little. We always went fishing in the closest lake where I grew up. I love the photos from behind. The girls' hair is amazing. Long and beautiful.