To continue on with our road trip to Cajun town.
Saturday morning we went to Cafe Du Monde for some beignets. YUMMY!!!! There is nothing like some fried batter drowned in powder sugar. It is soooooooo good!! And it is a must when going to New Orleans. Then we took Grandma some presents, and she thought we were going over to Barby's house for us to all just have lunch. But, what she didn't know was that she would be walking into a room filled with her friends and family from all over the country to surprise her for her 85th birthday.
Kevin and his 2 cousins Ashley and Jessica
To say that she was overwhelmed and surprised would be a total understatement. I think she was filled with so much emotion that everyone would gather together to celebrate her life. Barby had tons of food, and we all had a great time visiting with everyone. It had been a couple years since we had seen most of the family. Barry and Barby's cousins are just really fun to be around. They have the neatest accents, and are so nice and welcoming.
There were actually 3 birthdays all around the same time, Grandma, Kevin's cousin Ashley and Barry's cousin Bonnie. So we sang to all 3, but Bonnie let Dane blow out the candle for hers. While we were singing Dane was looking around at everyone...he thought it was his birthday. ha ha He actually blew out the candle... not like he did for his own birthday.
Dane did excellent on this road trip. Taking naps wasn't on his priority list, but he was on his best behavior for majority of the trip. We did have one little mishap. Dane got into a fight with a coffee table, and let's just say the table won. Luckily, this happened near the end of the party when people were leaving, because it kind of dampened the mood. He fell and hit his cheek on the corner of the table, which immediately bruised and got swollen. It was a bad hit, and little man wasn't happy. So, he has his very 1st black eye. Well, it's not black all around it, but just on the cheek and up towards the corner of his eye. :(
We headed back Sunday, and met my parents in Beaumont to eat. Dane and I stayed behind since Jackie and Barry were leaving early the next morning. Dane had a grandparent galore weekend. He saw both sets of grandparents, his great grandmother on Kevin's side and his great grandparents on my side. Seeing all the grandparents in one weekend has never happened before, and I'm probably won't happen again. He was pretty funny saying all their names. Grandma Grandpa Great Grandma Granny Poppy Nannaw Pappy. He loves every single one of them, and is so fortunate to have so many in his life who adore him and love him as much as they all do.
Nannaw and Pappy gave Dane a bag of their loose change to put in his piggy bank. He was very excited, and would say Mommy look at my moneys over and over.
Granny and Poppy with little man. He wasn't in the picture mood... he was wanting to play with the rocking chairs instead... it's hard to see his bruised cheek in these pictures... guess that is a good thing, because in person it doesn't look too pretty