Yesterday was the day, actually….. but Sean had a doctor’s appointment, so we postponed it to today. This is from our trip to the beach, which we had to ourselves… fortunately for bystanders, considering our crew of buccaneer types.
The weather has gotten cooler in the past couple of weeks, and the night before it had rained, so we had a quiet gray glimmering landscape to be colorful against.
Most of the crew
Paddy and Aidan
Clare took a picture of me with the littlest pirate.
Kevin (DH) drove us there
Clare making the skull n crossbones cake.
We finished off our celebration with a pirate feast of chicken drumsticks, ginger ale (since most of the pirates weren’t old enough for real ale), bagels instead of biscuits, and of course, apples.
(Clare’s photo and her table setting)
And we watched the TAC production of Pirates of Penzance, and Clare played the Pirates of the Caribbean soundtrack on her violin.
The kids had started filming a pirate movie a couple of weeks ago, but didn’t finish it — still, a nice memento for the future : ).
Clare will probably write up the occasion on her family-newspaper blog, but hasn’t done it so far — there was quite a bit else to do, including loads of dishes to wash!