Yo, ho, ho…it’s a pirate’s life for me!

Happy weekend!  Mine has been spectacular.  We enjoyed lots of outside time today that started off with a visit to a new playground around the corner from our house.  I love for Holden to get lots of fresh air and exercise on the weekends.  Sometimes, we don’t get in our walks or play time due to weather or just busy weekdays.  IMG_1812 IMG_1815 IMG_1816 IMG_1818 IMG_1820

This particular park/playground had lots of nice trees and a view of the water.  The Mr. had a good time checking out all the different kind of trees while I pretended to be “the crab” and chased Holden to get him with “my pinchers.”  He loves it!  IMG_1821 IMG_1823

I can’t keep this guy off the kids’ equipment!

After our play time, I left the two dudes at home while I ran a million and one {or so it seemed!} errands.  After lunch outside, H went down for a nap while I worked on pasta salad and a double batch of beef, spinach, and cheese casserole.  IMG_1824

This recipe is amazing!  I do cheat and use real bacon bits (whole package) instead of real bacon.  I also used sunflower seeds instead of toasted pecans.  I’m sure their great, but nobody got time for that!

After all our working, we woke H up from his nap to head over to the local light rail system and took our first ride!  This has only been open for us for a few years.  We were WAY EXCITED.  Probably a little too much!

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Holden is studying the promo flag trying to get his bearings, I guess.  🙂

We decided to ride it for fun and also to get up to downtown Norfolk without the hassle of parking there.

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We went aboard a ship from Brazil, and it was cool and all.  HOWEVER, we got stuck forever and a day trying to get back off of it.  The beloved promo fan was lost, so Holden needed a lemonade to drown his sorrows.  This kid loves some lemonade!

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We checked out the other boats/ships, met some pirates, collected a piece of pirate treasure, scored a pirate hat and bandana, AND saw some real mermaids.  😉

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Storm clouds looked to be rolling in, so we didn’t ride the Ferris wheel.  Let me tell you…it took a little convincing to get H to move on from it!  Whispers of Chik-fil-a for dinner mostly did the trick!  We were off on the Tide again!  Don’t let the Mr.’s face fool you.  He loved it nearly as much as Holden.

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Isn’t it funny how having kids will get you to do more fun things??  The Mr. and I have talked about it several times.  We see and do so much more now…we say things like “Holden would love…”  Ever so thankful for this boy!  Apparently, I was slightly a stick in the mud before him!

Hope your Saturday was wonderful!

Natalie

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