4.28.2010

the week of mud pt. 1 {jazz fest}


Yes, we are the crazy hippie people who take our infants to muddy rock n' roll concerts.  

Not just any concert, though.  Legend's initiation into the festival world of music was Simon and Garfunkel's first performance together in six years.  I have to say, it was Legendary.  Our little man slept through the entire show.  Not one peep.  Maybe I should play their music in his room at night, hmmm?

Just that morning, the skies over New Orleans dumped a drencher on the festival grounds.  Two free tickets burned holes in our pockets and we debated about whether or not we wanted to slop through mud and get ridiculously dirty.  We didn't debate for long.  The sun came out and while we knew the mud wouldn't be going anywhere but home with us, it promised to be an adventure.  Joel had already given another set of free tickets to his mom and dad and we arranged to meet them later.

Jazz Fest in New Orleans is a sight and sound to behold.  Music pours from every corner while a sea of people ebb and flow from one band to another.  Every now and then someone gets stuck in a glob of mud and loses their shoes to the greedy goo.  Then there are those who choose not to wear any shoes.  And if there's one thing New Orleans people know how to do right it's how to eat.  The food at Jazz Fest is amazing.  You can find anything from roasted lamb to gator sticks, to sushi, to stuffed mushrooms.  Insanely good.

And the sounds of Simon and Garfunkel.
Insanely good.
  
One muddy day of festival with my man and our papoose.
Insanely good.

20 comments:

PaisleyJade said...

You guys are super cool - yay for hippie parents. Sounds like the best time ever.

Rebekah said...

You guys remind me of me and my hubby!
It looks a blast! and how are you so slim after 4 kids??

Beautiful! I'm really glad you've had some down time and an insanely good time!! xx

Kelly @ Sufficient Grace Ministries said...

awesome...you guys are so cute! I love it!!

MandyE (Twin Trials and Triumphs) said...

Just the thought of New Orleans makes me salivate. My hubby and I used to go every 2 or 3 years...and we sneaked in two trips in 2008, right before I got pregnant, knowing it would probably be a while before we would be able to make it back.

I'm already plotting being able to leave our kiddos with Granddaddy for a long weekend while we jump aboard a jet plane for a quick trip to the Big Easy...maybe, just maybe, next summer.

Glad you guys braved the mud and had an insanely good time. :)

me said...

You guys look like you had a fabulous time. Yay for good music and good food!

Lara said...

Love Simon and Garfunkel. You are total hippies. Sounds like fun!

Jenilee said...

you are adorable hippies! made me want to break out a sun dress and some mud boots! :)

Kristin said...

That sounds like fun.....I loved all the pictures!

Simply Dawn said...

All I can say is that you are absolutely glowing! What a wonderful memory!

Victoria said...

Can I come be your neighbor/go to cool stuff friend? Seriously, I love love love the rain boots and sundress...oh to be able to pull that look off as you do!!!!!

mommara said...

I love it! I would have been right there with you. So fun. I am missing home so much this week.

Sara said...

You brought a smile to my face, mud and all.

Hugs for the desert,
Sara

Lauren said...

LOVE IT! I adore your little sundress and rain boots! Super cute! :) Such fun!!

esther said...

Totally cool..you guys are so darn cute !!!!!!!!!! and loved the sun dress with the rain boots. Only you young kids can pull this off.

Mich said...

You guys are so cute!!!

I bet it was a fun day!

Wendy said...

Looks like a mud slingin' good time! Hee Hee! ☺

Kate said...

Looks like a blast!!

a little bit vintage said...

Not to fear...you are not along...the hubs and I are also "that couple". ;)I grew up listening to Simon and Garfunkel, The Mamas and the Papas, The Beatles...etc...so I know you had great time. :) Great pics, too.

Smiles,
Rachel

carissa @ lowercase letters said...

you are most certainly the cutest baby mama ever. especially in those galoshes. how presh!

Leah said...

LOVE it! Loving Papa with the baby carrier - it's the only way at a festival; we take our kiddies everywhere - have sling will travel :)

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