Sometimes I'll just post snippets of what we've been up to and call it our ship's log. So this was last week:
We are going on day five of First Mate dressing up as a chimney sweep. Black makeup on his face for soot and everything. We have been out to eat twice with him in full costume as well as countless other places. Only one concerned questioner so far, a woman asked if he fell down. She thought his face was all bruised up. The real explaination gave her a laugh.
Cookie, cookie and cupcake baking. Truly, we made chocolate chip cookies, molasses cookies and cupcakes all in one week. I had a sweet tooth this week! First Mate pretty much does all the active work with baking. Measuring, mixing, pouring, etc. I help with the oven and the eating.
I love this time of year! We're going on a little road trip soon so I'll be quiet in this space while we're busy being tourists. First Mate's wish has come true, we're heading back to Vegas for a couple days. No gambling for us, just Thai food, kids games, crazy Vegas style scenery and that feeling of freedom and bliss you get only while on vacation.