Rachel's 12th birthday was August 6. For her birthday, she wanted a pirate themed party. Our parents took her out for dinner and a movie, while the rest of us decorated the house and prepared for her party. Hannah, Caroline, and I thought it would be fun to dress up as well, to go along with the theme. We dug through our old clothes and material scraps, and set to work putting together costumes. They put on a bit of makeup as well, and no pirate would have skin as white as mine...So here are the results:
We had a lot of fun with it. We thought it would be fun to go outside and dance around while singing piratey songs and see what reactions we could get from the neighbors, but we restrained ourselves from trying that. If we hadn't, Mama probably would have, so it wouldn't have happened anyway. :)
I'm still working on the literary project I mentioned previously, but due to sickness in the house, it's moving rather slowly right now. Hannah, Rachel, and I have had a lot of bad allergies, as well as respiratory problems, and I've got a bad sinus infection. So that has things slowed down a lot here. I've also been working on our evangelism site some, fixing up some small problems and working on some other changes. I have a migraine from my sinus infection though, so I might just spend the afternoon in bed with a movie on. I'm sure the rest would be good for me anyway. Last year, I had a migraine with a sinus infection like this which lasted four days, so I'm really hoping this won't be like that one.
Our dove is still doing well, and you can see a picture of him(or her) at Mama's blog.