Tonight the kids and I had a first ever pirate experience! Devin and Melissa invited us to join them, their kids, Devin's parents, and his nephew on a pirate ship cruise in Panama City Beach! It was really fun! We boarded an 85 ft pirate ship with a ton of other people and set sail to see dolphins, hunt for treasure, dance, swab the deck, laugh, listen to fun music, hear some pirate stories, shoot the canons, get pirate hats, loot, candy, tatoos and faces painted! Shiver me timbers, it was a great time! Oh, and I almost forgot, we had some decent swells and the boat was really rocking at points! Crazy stuff... =)
Keenan got to feed the fish (thanks, Melissa!) while we waited (Doesn't he look sooo skinny in this picture??)
All the kids as we pulled away from the dock
Two of the ship hands at the top of the mast
Close up of Bones and Rotten Eye
Keenan Loved the boat wide water gun fight! =)
Moriah was a little more mellow
Melissa and I and some yummy Rum Punch
All the boys swabbing the deck
Hard at work =)
"Hey, I thought this was supposed to be Fun, not work!"
Moriah chillin' with Melissa and Pam
Keenan and Jade sword fighting on deck
One of my favorite pictures of the day =)
Watching the water with the wind in her hair
The coolest part - hoisting up the treasure chest from the deep!
Everyone gathered around
Keenan and Jade choosing their treasure
Me 'n' my pirates
After chilling on the bench for a while, he started to join in with the Funky Chicken Dance!
Trying to figure out what to do with a tambourine
After we got off the ship, we had dinner at Scampy's a nearby seafood place. The food was excellent, but my kids were totally melting down and ready for bed! I got them in the van, snuggled up with blankets and bunnies, set the GPS for home, and five minutes later Keenan was asleep! Moriah, however stayed awake for most of the hour and a half drive home! Then Philip called, she talked to him, gave him kisses through the phone.. and went to sleep. How sweet. =)