It seems like Sunday after church is our time to do things as a family. Bob and I like to spend Saturday doing nothing (like mowing the lawn, playing with the kids, and laundry), but on Sunday's we get up and go to church, and once the kids are in the car, the hard part of leaving the house is over. Last Sunday, Matt & Maggie invited us to come with them and Miss Ella to the Pirate Gathering in St. Augustine.
Having been to St. Augustine recently, Bob and I loaded up two strollers and were ready for action. It ended up being a small field with lots of stuff for the kids. The first thing we saw were the bounce houses. It ended up being a pretty good deal - $5 for all you can jump. Bob and I were both afraid that the money would be wasted on Ryan, but after a few in and outs, he decided to bounce.
Ella's got her choice of boyfriends, but here Ryan applies for the job. They are only a couple of months apart in age, but Miss E is already learning how to use the potty. I keep asking the boys if they want to poopoo in the potty like pirates (I've even bought pirate hats to use like it says to in our book), but so far, our forays onto the potty have been either post peeing in the tub (Ryan mostly) or when they just feel that the toilet needs a good flushing. I'm sure it'll come in time. I'm not too worried about it, but since Michael still needs to be taped into his diaper to prevent poop disasters and reckless peeing during nap time, I think we still have a ways to go.
At the end of the day, we had a parking lot picnic complete with juice boxes, granola bars, and costumes. I love how James and Michael are holding hands. They caught up with Ryan to hold his hand too, but by that point I was too busy passing out beverages and costumes to capture it on memory card.