We had a pirate party to wish the Russell's smooth sailing back to their British Columbia island...
Captain Cassius and a not so Caribbean six string:) James wanted to be a scary guitar for half the day.
The boys wanted to walk to the scary houses down the street about a hundred times this week. It became the best bribe. "You want to go see the scary house, put on your shoes." or "Stop hitting if you want to go to the scary house."
Ahoy Maties, time for an old-fashioned pirate treasure hunt...
First step: sailing over Crocodile Lake to Treasure Island
now wade through skull swamp
and climb over the pirate planks
Arrr. Check out the pirate's loot.
During the day, Kimme and I slaved in the galley over a treasure stew. We combined our two famous chili recipes and called it our chili baby.
We all agreed, the chili turned out shiver me timbers good! The night was bitter sweet since we had to say goodbye the next morning. But it gave us new motivation to work like captains so we can party like pirates again real soon (I can't wait for our Caribbean sailing trip in 2012!).
And speaking of Pirate Loot and Parties...
Look what arrived in the mail today! My good friend Alison has the worlds funnest Halloween party every year in Utah. (When we were deciding to move, we made a list of pros and cons for staying in Utah and Alison's party made the list for reasons why we shouldn't move:) But since we ended up moving anyway, she sent the party to us in a package (or at least what she could:) Thank you Alison! This made our Halloween!
We hope everyone has a spooky safe Halloween!
Dear Catie and Tim: Good luck with the delivery of James's newest cousin today. We can't wait for the news!