We stumbled upon a Harrah's Casino parade for all of their elite gamblers. There were 8-10 Mardi Gras-style floats and everyone was throwing out beads. Parker was in heaven collecting beads at his first parade and has been wearing them non-stop ever since. They were the first thing he wanted when he woke up in his pack-n-play!
My mom came and met us at the Aquarium - it was impossible to keep up with him and the stroller by myself.
Plus, she's learned how to bribe him and always carry snacks for him in her purse. This day she had graham cracker goldfish.
He also took his first ferry ride to Algiers and back, then to the Gretna Music festival on the other side of the Mississippi River. Sara Evans and Tracy Lawrence played while we were there, so I guess we can count it as his first music festival and first concert.
We met my dad at Cafe Du Monde yesterday so Parker could try his first beniget. He was still full from our huge breakfast at Mena's Palace, so he wasn't really excited about powdered sugar. But Pop's cell phone is always a hit.