Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Shiver Me Timbers!

(First, let me assure you that there is no real potty training excitement to report yet. I had an ambitious plan. Now I have a more leisurely one. I'll tell you all about it later. I just didn't want you to think there was anything big going on here that I was keeping you in suspense about!)

(Now, please imagine your very best pirate voice) Avast, me hearties, and a happy Post-Halloween to ye! We set sail for adventure on the high seas over here and were rewarded with a haul of pirate booty! Join us, won't ye, as I spin ye a tale of conquest and plunder!

Yo ho, yo ho, a pirate's life for me!

As we are but newly pirates, we tried out our pillaging skills at an unlucky local church before embarking on our true journey to discover Halloween treasure. We arrived in true pirate style!

Arrrr! And we brought along a couple of pirate wenches to show us the way to the best spots for plunder this church had to offer! Thank ye, Sabrina, for helping us in our exploits! Ye were certainly a great help!
We found the locals to be easy prey and robbed them blind without brandishing a single sword! Which was lucky, since we had no swords to brandish!

After taking on all the booty we could carry, we posed for a victory picture to celebrate our pirate glory!

Arrrr! Thank ye Farragut Church of Christ for being such willing victims! We look forward to visiting ye again next year! Pictured above, Pirates Reagan, Jonathan, Thomas and Zachary
And thank ye to Gwen and Pam too for helping to put the finishing touches on me costumes!
Having successfully completed our first looting, me hearties were ready to take on the biggest Halloween treasure!

Pirate Jonathan
Pirate Zachary, refusing once again to wear his head scarf

Pirates Reagan and Zachary hold Carter the vicious giraffe at bay

Pirate Thomas

Beware, ye scurvy dogs!

Avast, ye scalawags, or we'll make ye walk the plank!
Counting the booty!

Arrr! The pirate's life for us alright! What a haul of pirate gold we brought in that night! Not a single scurvy dog stood up to our menacing advances! Not even after Pirate Zachary lost his mind over who knows what and had to be returned to the ship. A man down and still the neighborhood was no match for us! Pirate Captain Momma may have kept us from entering and overtaking each and every house we came to, but she couldn't stop us from pillaging to our heart's content! Many thanks to Carter the wild giraffe and his gang of cutthroats who accompanied us on our rampage! And a special thank ye to Gammy who travelled far to join in the pirating fun!
We can't wait to do it again next year! Arrrr!


Anonymous said...

Very cute pirates! And a very cute story about their special nights!


Judah and Michelle said...

Loved the tone and style of this post - and the kids were adorable as always - too bad we can't dress them up more often.

Elizabeth said...

Awesome costumes and funny blog! Great job Allison!