The Author

My photo
I am a high school English teacher, and mother of two charming little ones of my own. I teach in a high poverty urban charter school, while I live in a typical American suburb that has frequently been rated one of the safest cities in the country. It is a paradox I struggle with constantly, but it is my life.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Happy Birthday to Marc

So, today was Marc's birthday. He swam in a pentathalon meet this morning in which he nearly lost his speedo halfway through his 50 fly. He was in the lane closest to his teammates, so we are still waiting to see which one will end up posting Marc's full moon on YouTube or FB. Somebody is bound to have had a camera handy. Oh boy. Fantastic.

Since we normally would have a Mardi Gras party the weekend before Fat Tuesday and Marc's  birthday happened to fall on the particular weekend it would be, we decided to do a relatively low key Mardi Gras inspired birthday party this year. We did it all traditional- purple green and gold decor with lots of beads and Cajun food. The only thing we didn't do traditional was the cake, which would normally be a king cake (think cinnamon roll like cake with colored sprinkles). Marc wanted chocolate and strawberries though, so that's what I made.

Marc's Parents
I made some really yummy jamabalya that cooked in the crock pot all day, my dad made his famous fried chicken, Marc's mom made gumbo, and Mo made blackened hot wings with Lousiana hot sauce. Marc's mom's food was clearly the most authentic, but hey, we can't all be truly Cajun. :-)

It was fun. :-)

What's that, Daddy? Clippers tickets? I wanna go!

1 comment:

  1. Wow! He left that part of the meet out when I talked to him about it! Glad he had a good bday tho!

    I still need to remember to look for the Paperclips video when I'm home.

    I have some cute pictures of Tiana and Vinny from yesterday, I'll tag you when I get them uploaded. Great to see you guys!