Monday, September 10, 2012

Pirate Night at the Beach

My Granddaddy is part pirate.

Can you be part pirate? He can.

Last time we all went to the beach together three years ago, he came out one night all dressed up:
From Cape San Blas 2009

So this year, we all planned to surprise him and dress up as well. My Grandmother was great to keep it all a secret. He was thrilled when we all jumped out at him and yelled, "ARRRGGGG!!!!"

We dressed up on our first night and planned to go out to eat. (Thank you Mom for basically putting together our outfits. It is hard to get a family with small kids out of the house and to the beach, much less with costumes. Good thing my mom likes to obsess over creat fun things like this! She got all project runway!) We did the "pirate night" earlier in the week because we didn't know if hurricane Issac was going to make us leave early.

As we drove up to the Raw Bar... oh my goodness... there was a HUGE crowd. We got out of the car - giggling and slightly embarrassed... Everyone stared for a while. Then they slowly started coming over one-by-one to ask what the heck we were doing and to get a picture with Granddad.

It was such a fun night. By the time we were able to sit and eat, we had forgotten we were even dressed up. I have to say the girls looked so cute! I think I have Halloween costumes covered... :)











It was an AWESOME way to kick off vacation! :) And I think we scarred off Hurricane Issac!! ARRRRGGGGGG!!!!


Rachel Layfield said...

How sweet!!! What a great idea to make vacations and time with family more fun:)

GG said...

This is incredible! Way to go Julie for pulling the costumes together! Such fun times and great memories for all who participated...even the patrons! Love it!!!

Emily said...

SO awesome. Can I please, please join your family? please??? :) I adore the one of bella with her little captain hook finger too ;) precious!

Taylor Wise said...

That is so hilarious!

Recording Megow Adventures said...

funnest thing ever! love your fam :)