Spring is here and so is the traditions of huge neighborhood and family Crawfish Boils.
My love of these events have nothing to do with this cartoon mud bug but the time spent with friends.
Some of our friends invited us to attend their neighborhood's Crawfish Boil. It used to be that I would have laughed at this and not accepted. I have grown to enjoy the tradition of the boils not the taste of the actual crawfish.
Our friends live in a beautiful new neighborhood with stocked ponds and lots of scenic views.
Jumba felt right at home, which is odd for this shy little man.
The crawfish was enjoyed along with a carnival. Mom showed up after all that with the camera. I came just in time to watch them all fishing.
Kat came with us and I love this shot of her. This girl knows a thing or two about fishing.
Our friend A was very generous with his stuff, his house and his parents. He let them baby the Texas T little ones and they loved all the attention.
Dad and Pickle were having a blast. The camera missed the shot of Pickle's big catch. Possible did the impossible again and caught a huge fish, I am told, without a pole. She had some string with a hook and bait.
Jumba wasn't too into fishing but loved playing all around. He was in his own world and loving every second of it.
The D family also had some luck with hooking a fish or two. Look at the size of that one.
Back inside we cleaned up and ate crawfish etoufee. It was delicious.
A big surprise to all of us was how much Bagel loved the Crawfish. So our host Mr. S took the time to teach Bagel all that he could in how one can get the most out of a crawfish. I don't get it personally but I am happy that this little native Texan was enjoying this tradition and the food.
These two were not afraid to dig right in. Not me, I waited for the etoufee version. Yum, Yum, Yum! Who knew these ugly critters could be prepared in a way that would make even this mid westerner happy?
I loved that the we all got to enjoy the night. It was a much needed stress free and fun time with friends and crawfish.