Tuesday, February 5, 2008


January 26th was Gasparilla and Brady had a great time at his first parade!! It was a long day for him and he was a trooper....everyone kept saying how good he was! He didn't end up with too many beads in the end, but that's okay because between us and Grandpa he has all the beads he ever needs!!! For those of you that don't know about Gasparilla, it's basically Tampa's version of Mardi Gras, but it's based on a ficticious pirate named Jose Gaspar. The pirates invade the city and steal the key from the Mayor. Alan and my dad are in the same Krewe, Ye Mystic Krewe of Neptune, and they are the ones who throw the beads to the thousands of spectators. If you're interested in more of the history just google it and you'll find TONS of info.
Hangin' out before the parade started...you can't really tell, but he shirt has little skulls and cross bones on it, so it was definitely appropriate!!!
One of the many floats

Brady with Daddy dressed in his Captain's Uniform after the parade
Playing with Grandpa's leftover beads
Brady, Daddy and Grandpa

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