Monday, March 3, 2014

Preschool Mardi Gras

Grandson Walker DePlank, swashbuckling pirate captain

Our Louisiana grandchildren and parents are busy celebrating Mardi Gras season.

Daughter-in-law Katie sent photos she took of three-year-old Walker’s entry in his preschool’s Mardi Gras parade Friday. Walker was Captain Walker DePlank, complete with sailing ship, spyglass, buccaneer attire, and a potentially lethal pun for his name.

Ahoy, matey!

Walker’s parents turned the kids’ little red wagon into a pirate ship. Katie made the sail. She called to alert me that photos were on the way. She also praised our son Jeremy’s shipbuilding prowess. She knew I would be an appreciative audience for both bits of information.

Capt Walker DePlank and his dad

Jeremy was especially pleased with the moniker he chose for his little pirate.

Walker was one happy pirate.

I was happy, too. I’m addicted to puns . . . and grandkids.

Happy Mardi Gras tomorrow!


  1. that is one handsome pirate and what a ship... very creative parents and what fun

  2. How creative! I love the ship, and the pirate riding in the ship is too cute for words :)

  3. What a clever pun.
    Looks like a fun time for all.

  4. How cute!! Yes, we are in full carnival swing right now. A fun time for all. :)

  5. Oh my, that is so very clever. I love the pun.

    Great idea on using the wagon too, very simple but certainly does the job.

    You have such cute Grands Linda.
    Mine are all growing up too fast. From 12yrs. to 19.
    Where does the time go??

  6. All Walker needs now is one of my parrots on his shoulder!

  7. Now that is really clever. What a fertile mind. It helps having an adorable captain.

  8. Just marvelous stuff. Cute and clever indeed.

  9. Lovely photos and thanks to you I googled Mardi Gras and discovered it is akin to our Shrove Tuesday ie before Ash Wednesday.
    Blessings from Dalamory