Weekend Snapshots 06

This edition of Weekend Snapshots is brought to you by crazy bike riding Jack.  We had a fun weekend full of friends, Mardi Gras, and the Super Bowl (not that I care about anything other than the commercials and halftime show).  As always, I'm linking up with Ariana (and you should, too!), plus if you want that nifty linky widget to show up on your Weekend Snapshots post, grab the code here!

Saturday I picked up a little work at a day spa not far from our house.  One of my good friends is the spa director there and when they're short a therapist I'll try to fill in to earn a little extra cash.  Dennis and Jack dropped me off and had an adventure at Home Depot, then came back for me so we could high tail it down to Galveston to catch the Knights of Momus Mardi Gras Parade.  We didn't want to have to search for parking, so we brought the bikes and parked blocks away from the parade route.  Jack kept making silly faces when I was trying to take pictures - that kid is such a ham!

The parade route had just enough people there.  I can't stand huge crowds, but don't like a scarce parade route, either.  There were enough spectators there to have a fun and festive vibe without being suffocating.  One of the houses was blasting music and people were dancing in the streets.  Everyone was having a great time and were nice and friendly.  We walked the streets a little before deciding on a spot to watch the parade.  Jack didn't want to be front and center, but that's okay because you stand less chance of getting squished and can actually catch beads more easily.  It didn't take long for Jack to figure out how to hold up his hands and wave for beads.  This wasn't his first Mardi Gras parade, but it was the first one where he kinda knew what was going on.  He had so much fun!

The theme of the parade was superheros.  I usually try to get a picture of every float, but have finally learned my lesson.  The pictures turn out blurry and I have more fun when I'm not worried about taking pics and focus on catching beads.  Of course, I had to get a pic of the Batman float, cause Batman is my favorite!

Sunday, Dennis went to play Dungeons &; Dragons {affiliate}, so Jack and I met up with friends for lunch.  I didn't get any pics because Jack was being a handful and there was as much toddler wrangling as eating.  That evening, we all went to a friend's house for a Super Bowl party.  Now, I couldn't care less about sportsball (and don't ask me who was playing), but it's always nice to enjoy a good party.  There were other kids there and Jack actually spent most of the time there hanging with the kids instead of glued to me.  Which was surprising.  And of course, he made friends with Sprocket the dog, too.  I was totally disappointed in the commercials and the halftime show, but was having too much fun at the party to care.

How did you spend your weekend?  Link up and share your snapshots with us!

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