After some shopping during the day and lots of time with Gramma and PopPop it was time to hit up downtown for a birthday dinner to honor PopPop and celebrate Mardi Gras with the Maids of Jubilee. We were worried Elle was too tired for the parade because she was a total stinker at dinner. We were so frustrated. Luckily once we were standing on that parade route all was right in her little world.
Drinking with attitude at dinner.
Gramma and PopPop
If you would like to go to a smaller low key version of a Mardi Gras parade, Fairhope is your place! The floats are beautiful. The routes are not crowded at all and everything they throw is amazing. Mrs. Ann moonlights at the Cats Meow during her retirement, a popular boutique in downtown Fairhope. We are so lucky to be able to use that as our home base while waiting for the parade to loop around each time. Elle was a total natural and absolutely could not get enough of the entire experience. She was a pro at yelling "throw me something mister!" Or "throw me something lady!" We caught all kinds of great stuff because all the ladies would see Kenny holding her up and single her out. We just had the best ever time!
Waiting on the parade to start.
Calling out to the ladies!
Posing with mommy and some of her "prises"
Daddy and Elle.
A little King Cake in between loops.
Some of the pretty floats.
Gosh I just can't say enough how much fun we had at the parade with Elle and Gramma and PopPop. Elle desperately wanted to go home and look through all her loot but it was so late so we promised her that she could go through it all first thing in the morning. Needless to say, she was up as soon as the sun rose. I think this might have actually rivaled Christmas morning. She was that excited.
Going through all her stuff!
Our last night there, Kenny and I got out for a casual date night at this tasty Thai restaurant called Dragonfly. I can't wait to eat there again. On Sunday we made the drive home. Elle was so worn out from her fun weekend with Gramma and PopPop. She actually took a nap. A rare thing these days.