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Pirates, Pullen Park, and the Pope

19 Sep

Whew!  I am exhausted, but usually that means it has been a really good day, so I am really, really exhausted!

The kids and I headed to Raleigh this morning to spend the day with Jill and Addison.  We dressed the kids like pirates and headed to Krispy Kreme for our free doughnuts in honor of International Talk Like a Pirate Day. We left with 3 dozen FREE doughnuts! Is that awesome or what?

Jill and I didn't dress like pirates, but we did say "Ahoy, matey" for our free doughnut!

Jill and I didn’t dress like pirates, but we did say “Ahoy, matey” for our free doughnut!

Maddie enjoying a free doughnut. She made the cutest pirate ever.

Maddie enjoying a free doughnut. She made the cutest pirate ever.

Charlie was practicing saying "Aaaaaarrrgghhh!" It's hard to do with a mouthful of free doughnut!

Charlie was practicing saying “Aaaaaarrrgghhh!” It’s hard to do with a mouthful of free doughnut!

Addison the sweet little baby pirate.  She wore an eye patch for a few minutes-long enough to get a free dozen doughnuts!

Addison the sweet little baby pirate. She wore an eye patch for a few minutes-long enough to get a free dozen doughnuts!

Did I mention that we got free doughnuts?  That somehow made them even tastier.

After that, we journeyed on to Pullen Park.  We had a picnic lunch and spent a wonderful day playing on the wonderful playground there, then rode the train before we left.

I have so many great pictures from our time spent here.  It is really hard for me to choose which ones to share!

Charlie and Maddie on their doughnut sugar-high!  Good thing we were at the park where they could run!

Charlie and Maddie on their doughnut sugar-high! Good thing we were at the park where they could run!

I got some really pretty pics of the Madster in her tutu.

I got some really pretty pics of the Madster in her tutu.

She's trying to escape!

She’s trying to escape!

Charlie loved climbing on the spider web.

Charlie loved climbing on the spider web.

Addison loves posing for the camera!  She was very patient while her cousins played on the big kid stuff.

Addison loves posing for the camera! She was very patient while her cousins played on the big kid stuff.

There were so many things to do here!

There were so many things to do here!

Love that face.

Love that face.

All of us on the train.  This was a great way to end the day.

All of us on the train. This was a great way to end the day.

Now, I know you are wondering, what does the Pope have to do with any of this?  Well, while were were having lunch, Amanda Lamb, a reporter from WRAL, came up to us to see if we would be willing to answer any questions concerning the Pope’s comments this morning.

Well, of course I had something to say!

And, honestly, I have much more to say on this topic, but I’ll save that for another post!

Tomorrow’s Friday, ya’ll!  Have a great one.

 

Ready for V-Day!

13 Feb

Good afternoon, everyone!  I hope everyone is having a great day in spite of this nasty weather we are having.  I am having a wonderful day because I have just discovered that there is a Dunkin Donuts in Siler City!  YES.  You heard me correctly.  They make them there every morning at the Hess gas station, and it is so wonderful.  When you walk in the gas station, it is warm and light and clean and full of the wonderful smell of fresh dough and sugar and coffee.  I was a little upset at first that I am just now finding out about this.  I mean, why has no one told me?  Anyway, it is now my mission to let everyone know that there is a Dunkin Donuts in Siler City and you can go there and get some of the best, freshest doughnuts that you will ever have in your life.  I bought a dozen of the Valentine’s doughnuts, but just know that I will be going back for some of the doughnut holes and giant muffins that I saw.  And to everyone who did not tell me about this: you should be ashamed of yourself. Thank goodness that Mama had surgery, because one of her friends brought her some doughnuts and informed me of Dunkin Donuts’ presence in our itty-bitty town!

Pink Hearts filled with Boston Creme-we had these for dessert after lunch

Pink Hearts filled with Boston Creme-we had these for dessert after lunch

Chocolate filled with brownie-for later

Chocolate filled with brownie-for later

After we got home from our doughnut run, the Charlie and I finished up our Valentines for storytime tomorrow.  I found this excellent site through Pinterest where you can print out Valentines cards that have a great Bible verse on them.  Isn’t God’s love the greatest love of all?  What a great opportunity to share his love with our friends!  Here’s the site:

rachelwojo.com/goodies/

We just printed out the cards she offers, cut them out and glued them on some scrapbook paper, signed Charlie and Maddie’s names on the back, and tied them onto little bags of Sweethearts.  It turned out so cute and we hardly spend any money.

cute little bags of Sweethearts

cute little bags of Sweethearts

Gluing the cards

Gluing the cards

They turned out really cute

They turned out really cute

We also made some cards for Jason.  The kids did some painting.  I tried to get their handprints on the cards, but they just ended up as  abstract art!

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Have a great Valentine’s Day, everyone!