Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Wordless Wednesday: Pirate family adventure

Avast, we be pirates here. We hear the decree of wordlessness and pillage the words of other ships on the sea. Ha!

Our cabin boy has turned young swashbuckler. Arr, and they be growin’ up so fast.

Espy our pirate in days long ago:

2007, 1 month old:

2008, 1 year old:

2009, 2 years old:

2010, 3 years old:

Returning to this nonce:

We have a new baby pirate. That be a fierce buccaneer, that be.

Mikko passed along his swashbuckling shoes from Pirate Nana.

Avast, there be a whole family of scalawags, the like as never before have sailed upon the seven seas. Beware the Fearsome Four! They’ll keelhaul ye as soon as look at ye.

Don’t let Mikko No-Beard’s charming swagger fool ye — under his stripy shirt beats a heart as cold as ice.

And this one? Oh, aye, Alrik Landlubber-Legs stole six chests o’ doubloons and made skeletons of the witnesses. I dare ye to look into that sinister gaze. And that pirate wench with him is no lady — the less said about Mistress Mama the Mangler, the better.

Hark! Bosun Mikko hears the approaching cannon.

Alrik rests up for the looting, keeping a watchful grip on his booty. Or is that booby?

Slice-n-Dice Sam is at least a third-rate first mate.

Digging where the X marks the spot.

Forget buried treasure — here come the other pirates!




Bosun Mikko keeps an eye on the counterfeit Jack Sparrow.

A huge flagon o' rum? This be a pirate after me own heart.

The family under its beloved flag.

A side trip to Davy Jones’ locker.

Mikko loots the aptly named Pirate’s Booty. (For those who are interested, this same Pirate's Booty is what made its way down me bosom into me Milkies Milk-Saver!)

Brawk! Polly want a pirate.

Permission to come aboard. Let’s heave anchor and set sail.

This excursion was the inspiration for my Families, Create! post for July: parrot play (sprinkled with humor) for your petite pirates.

The theme for July's Families, Create! Make and Play Carnival was "swashbucklers," and almost every participant celebrated their inner adventurer by creating something related to pirates.

Check it out:

With cat-like tread, upon their way they steal, Zoie at TouchstoneZ's sons are inspired to perform a little dramatic piracy as captured in pictures.

Brittany at Mama's Felt Cafe shares a tutorial for making an easy hand sewn felt pirate crown. No fancy stitching required!

Argh, mateys! Dionna at Code Name: Mama has written ye a tutorial to make easy pirate eye patches.

A trip to a local botanical garden turned into a dinosaur safari at Living Peacefully with Children.

Shiver me timbers! If you have a pirate lover, check out "How to Make a Pirate Treasure Hunt Plus Other Fun Pirate Crafts and Activities" from Dionna at Code Name: Mama.
Our Family Creates! from Code Name: Mama and Living Naturally With ChildrenBe sure to join the August carnival. The theme is "Weird and Wonderful," and you have — wait for it — till TODAY to get your post in. Yes, it's due August 31. Sorry for the short notice. I meant to get this post up last week, but I've been having mucho computer trouble. You could always join in for September if that's too soon for ya. But I hope you give it a go!

If you want a carnival with a slightly longer lead-time, check out September's Carnival of Natural Parenting, due next Tuesday! The theme is Parenting Through Play. Fun, fun!

You'll also love this week's photos on the topic of Learning From Our Children over at Natural Parents Network!

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Good Girl Gone Green said...

I know what someone is potentially going to dress up as for Halloween! All the pictures are so cue, Lauren! I especially like the one of him sitting in the sand alone!

Gidget said...

A fellow pirate family! We went to Piratefest one year and had a ball! Looks like you guys really enjoyed yourselves!

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MomAgain@40 said...

The pirate theme is so cute! Especially love it that you have gone back in your "pirate" family history :D

Tina´s PicStory said...

Cool! :) Can you link me up to your WW list please? That would be nice. I have also a list, where you can link up byself! LG Tina
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The picture you can take from my sidebar. And here you can link yourself:

Lori said...

That was the cutest thing ever!

BusyWorkingMama said...

Wonderful pictures! It looks like you all had a great time!

alicia said...

It does appear to be in your blood. lol. Great pics! Happy WW!

Unknown said...

To Err is Pirate, to Error is Human!

Happy Wednesday!

melissa said...

"...or is that booby?" You crack me up, and you got such awesome photos, too! This may honestly be my favorite Wordless Wednesday post of all time.

Charise @ I Thought I Knew Mama said...

Wow - You are a serious pirate family! What a fun WW post!

Tat said...

It looks like you have a serious pirate tradition happening.

Lisa Noel said...

those are some super cute pirates!!!!!

Dionna @ Code Name: Mama said...

Shiver me timbers! This. is. awesome.

I'm a full-time mummy said...

Rarrrr! Love all the cute shots!

You should hop over and check out my GROSS Wordless Wednesday pic... if you dare!!

~ Jenny ( )

Meryl said...

Beautiful shots... beautiful family. Clearly pirating is in the blood...arghhhhh

Melissa said...

This cracked me up! The day we went to the ren fair last year was during a pirate weekend. There was quite a but of pirate play for weeks after. Thanks for the smile!

Amy said...

YAR! Love it. We are doing a pirate birthday party for the boys this year and I am mad excited. IF you have any tips, send them my way?

Gaby @ Tmuffin said...

Love the pirates! Even the counterfeit Jack Sparrow is pretty cute... Ahem. I mean piratey looking.

How about this for a Halloween idea: Mikko is the pirate and Alrik is a parrot?

Lauren Wayne said...

@Good Girl Gone Green: We pretty much always dress up as pirates to at least one Halloween event per year! :)

Lauren Wayne said...

@Gidget: Piratefest?? I must go!

Lauren Wayne said...

@Its me.. Amy: We had a pirate-themed party once, but it was when Mikko was so little that it wasn't super kid-themed. I used evite to send our piratey invitations, and we decorated with skull-and-crossbone stuff we found at the dollar store. Maybe party favors could be eye patches. :) I can't wait to see what you come up with. Dionna has had two treasure hunts up — that would be super fun for a party! (,

Lauren Wayne said...

@Gaby @ Tmuffin: He was smokin'. He was giving Johnny Depp a run for his money, and that's saying something. ;)

Love your Halloween idea! lol

Rhonda @Laugh Quotes said...

I love this pirate adventure. Thanks for sharing so many great photos. And thanks for the laugh at the booby comment. Happy Wordless Wednesday :)

Amanda @ Ramblings of an Empty Mind said...

So very cute! Love the pirate look. :)

Unknown said...

That was extremely fun to read..and then add on top, all the cute pirates--too much! =D

kdehart5151 said...

Awe those shoes are my favorite.. Looks like y'all had tons of family fun!!


Jordan Marie @ said...

^^ sorry accidentally posted under my friend's account!

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Awe those shoes are my favorite.. Looks like y'all had tons of family fun!!


aimee said...

Your kids are too stinkin cute! I just love these photos and the story. So fun to watch and read!

Gidget said...

piratefest is held on Tybee Island in GA (it's near Savannah) every October.

Gauri said...

This is freakin' fabulous. Looove it!

Anonymous said...

I love family fun like this! Fantastic photos. Thanks for sharing them.

Unknown said...

Wow! I wish they had something like that by us! &Such a sweet flashback to the last few years- how things change! Thanks for linking up this week at {Not Quite} Susie Homemaker- hope to see you next week!

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