Sunday, June 6, 2010

Crigler Crawfish Boil

For the record....I would blog a lot more often if it didn't take an hour to upload my images.  I know I could use flicker but I just haven't gotten my sh*t together to set it up.  Okay, glad I got that off my chest.  Now on to the fun stuff.  We had our 3rd Annual Crigler Crawfish Boil one of the last weekend's in May and everyone had an awesome time.  This has become our families signature event and I like to think that it is a fondly looked-forward to event by all of our friends and family.  Luckily the Gulf oil disaster did not affect the crawfish and we had plenty of food and Cajun fun to go around.  We were all laughing because when it is amazing how much the demographics of this party have shifted in three short years.  When we first started there were only one or two families that had kids and the party usually ended with one-handed drunken basketball in the wee hours of the morning.  This year almost everyone in attendance had kids, the party started at 4pm, and was basically cleared out by 8pm.  My how quickly life changes!

Testimony to how much this party has changed.  The bouncy house was the hit of the night.
I love this picture because it's all the daddies hanging out outside the jumper.
The fancy eating set-up.  Add newspapers and you are ready to go.
Aunt Angela and Cousin Katelin playing with Perron before the party gets started.
Perron wowing John Clarke with his physique.
Finally, some clothes.
Katie braving the bounce house with Cassidy and Austin.
Look at these two cuties.
Grammy hanging out with her favorite baby.
Ethan is having a blast!
Getting all three boys to look at the camera at the same time= next to impossible.
My sweet little sister and her best friend drove all the way from Charlotte for the big party.  My even
sweeter assistant Mary Frances entertained them all night.
About 55 lbs of goodness.
Dig in!
Stephen giving everyone crawfish eating instructions.

We ended up having about 50 people there and had a great time.  Mom and dad kept Perron overnight so that Stephen and I could enjoy the party.  IT was very nice and let's just say that Stephen enjoyed it so much that he couldn't get out of bed until 11 the next day!  We can't wait to do it again next year.

I have tons more to post soon...we have a crawler on our hands and Stephen and I just got back from vacation so I will try to get those posts up soon!

1 comment:

  1. What a fun party! I haven't had crawfish since the TKE crawfish boil at FU! :)

    Your backyard is beautiful, and I LOVE that screened porch! I bet you enjoy them both in the sunny seasons.