From Katie's 11th birthday -
Ahoy, there! You may be asking yourself. But why is ye old scallywag in that blasted costumery?
Because my Mystery Reader day happened to fall on Dress Like a Pirate Day. I was a little nervous, because Julia gets embarrassed easily, and the last thing I wanted to do was make her cry on her birthday. I (wisely) decided to forgo the fake mustache and eye patch, and I had a normal shirt on under me bonny coat, just in case.
She loved it. But she asked me to change before we went to lunch at Chuck E. Cheese. Because, you know, I might look weird in a place that has a giant rat walking around, dancing and serving food.
Then we went on our Second Annual Birthday Trip to Great Wolf Lodge. Which is one of the best places in the world.
The last picture is not awesome, but what's happening in the lower left hand corner is.