It was hard not to think about last year, which was when we met Ms. Raimondo for the first time. Connor was delighted to show off for her. We missed her this year, but also love knowing she's surrounded by her awesome family right now.
Connor had fun seeing friends in the hallway and participating in the activities. Afterwards, we made the bold decision to let Connor and Helen stay up late and head to a local Mardi Gras parade. I gave them one G-Rated demonstration on how to acquire beads, and they were soon masters. The parade started at 8:00 and we probably stayed for a quarter of it. By that time, Connor and Helen were having a hard time holding their head's up with all of their new jewelry.
|Beads, beads - the beginning.|
|Beads, beads - the end.|