OH BOY was this a great weekend!! Usually when Jeremy is out of town I am lonely/bored/etc, but this weekend was great timing because my lil sibs told me about a Crawfish Boil at Boudreaux's Bistro in Payson, UT. (**he was in Moab this weekend because his dad is still there for one more week, and we didn't get to do any trails when we were there Easter weekend, so he of course had to go back one last time before his dad leaves.**)
Every spring (crawfish season) I get so incredibly homesick, especially for Jazz Fest, Crawfish, and maybe even Mardi Gras. It's been several years since I was home in the spring, and have been dying for crawfish!!! So I bought an all-you-can-eat ticket and drove an hour down south and got every penny worth! The seasoned it perfectly, not too spicy, because even though I'm half cajun, I'm a total wimp when it comes to spicy.
Pearce drinking her pink lemonade. Her cheeks were so rosy by the time we finally got there. Side note, we had to drive the jeep down, (with no A/C) windows cracked on one of the hottest days yet. (Jeremy took my Honda to Moab to save on gas $ and to get there faster. He rode in his dad's buggy so didn't need the jeep.) It is actually really cute seeing Pearce ride in daddy's jeep because she loves it, and
everytime most of the time she is happy as a clam and swinging her feet with a big grin on her face.
These guys really did put on a good crawfish boil, I hope they do one more this season, so Jeremy can come. Watching them dump the crawfish from the pots brings back so many memories of crawfish boils at MawMaw and PawPaws. Do you like our jeep hair?? ;-)
Cute Aunt Muffy. Aka Laura.
They said Pearce could stir the pot, even though there was just water left in it, but Pearce loves to "help" and "stir", so she was lovin' it. She thinks she "helped make the crawfish".
Alright, let's get this party started!! One (or two) more pics while my hands were still clean. Then it was serious business peeling and eating that crawfish.
Is your mouth watering yet?!?!?!?!
My little quarta' cajun!! She was a natural, and LOVED the crawfish. I couldn't peel fast enough for her and myself. She even tried peeling one herself. Dug right in!
They had a little jazz band too, which was cool (see behind us)
There's Freddie! There weren't enough seats by us, so he sat by his buddy Shane, and was nice enough to teach him how to peel.
It was lots of fun seeing a bunch of New Orleans friends who live in Utah, especially the Gruwell girls, Jessica and Eliza! They are like my little sisters. This picture is also funny to me, because you can see that I didn't even miss a beat, I was peeling/eating the entire time. Didn't stop when chatting with friends, taking pictures, holding Pearce. My crawfish time was much overdue.
Pearce has been really social lately. She use to be kind of shy, maybe because we didn't have much kid interaction whilenliving in the country, or maybe because she is getting older and can talk a little more. But this is the second time this week that she makes a friend with a stranger. She was dancing around and holding hands with this little girl, while the band played.
Freddie and two girls from Louisiana.