Thursday, September 23, 2010

Swashbucklin' Tales 'o the high seas!

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!

Love this

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. =)


Brittny said...

THAT SOUNDS A.W.E.S.O.M.E!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hannah said...

Joia, that's awesome!! Love the pics, so adoreable:)

Mom W. said...

I guess they didnt' make any of you walk the plank since you made it safely home!! All sounds good except the water fight... no water fights for me!!

Jessica said...

Keenan is really getting tall and thinning out. Even his little face is changing. Man, time is flying by. Looks like you guys had a blast! Glad you are getting to stay busy while Phil is gone.

Mom E said...

You guys have the most awesome things to do on the Emerald Coast. I am amazed at all there is to do. It looked like a blast! My fav pic was Keenan gritting his teeth shooting the water gun.

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