The girls’ spring break was last week, and we decided to spend the first half of it in New Orleans. Mike’s sister just finished renovating her house which we were dying to see, and it’s always good to check in with the Louisiana crew every now and again.
We flew in on Saturday afternoon and magically escaped a crazy thunderstorm – other planes were not so lucky. Once we were in town we got right to cousin time!
It was Mike’s parent’s anniversary so the grownups went out for dinner at Crepe Nanou while the kiddos partied – I mean calmly hung out together.
We tried to get Celine to put her arm around Juliette for a hug but she was clearly not understanding our request. =)
…there we go!
The next day was beautiful, so we hit up Morning Call for beignets and worked off a little of the sugar high at the park.
Grumps heated up the pool and hot tub, so even though it was about 58 degrees, the kiddos spent about two hours in the pool. Some family came over and Ross made some delicious (and huge!) crawfish. It was a fun evening.
Monday everyone went back to their regular schedules, so we decided to bring the girls to the French Quarter. They had a great time listening to the street bands, looking at all of the art on Jackson Square, eating (more) beignets, and checking out the ol’ Mississippi.
Mike worked at the Court of Two Sisters in high school so of course Grammy and I forced him to take a pic in front of it with the girls.
Celine that close to waterfront…dangerous.
Of course we had more cousin time in the evening!
Confirming their love for beignets.
Louise is divulging some hot gossip about how many beignets her dad can eat in one sitting (spoiler alert: it’s four).
It’s hard to see who has a special relationship from this photo. Just can’t tell.
Our flight wasn’t until Tuesday evening, so we made the trip to the Audubon Zoo during the (also gorgeous) day. Celine is truly a zoo lady…she loves it. They both loved the flamingos!
There is a peacock that strolls around the zoo grounds that the girls were following and giggling wildly. I couldn’t get my act together for a decent photo but it was a pretty cool sight to see.
After the zoo, the girls had rest time while Mike and I grabbed lunch at Radosta’s. Just a light lunch for Mike of soft shell crab po boy.
After both passing out from a food coma, we packed up and headed back to Dallas. It was nice to experience New Orleans proper with the girls, and during such perfect weather – we’re usually in Nola in winter or over the summer. Looking forward to going back when Dom has her baby!