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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.