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Band of Pirates for Halloween

November 4, 2012

Ahoy Mateys!

No cheerleaders, fairies, or princesses this year, I declare. With five daughters to dress for the spooky occasion, I was completely bored with the repeats from previous years and ready for something different. I had to do a little persuading with my 3 year-old, who wanted to be Doc McStuffins for Halloween, but upon trying on her costume, my little buckaroo was convinced that pirates we, indeed, should be.

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Whatever Brian did to get all of the girls to laugh for this picture, he later proclaimed gave him a headache. Good pictures always come at a high price.

I asked all of the girls individually to give me a “mean” pirate face.  You know, purely for good laughs documentation purposes.

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I’m not feelin’ it. There isn’t a mean bone in this one. It sorta resembles the rabbit face we teach our one year-old. Sniff. Sniff.

I asked all of the girls individually to give me a "mean" pirate face.

I’m not sure what is scarier here. The look. Or, the mustache.

Props, Lexi, for good effort.

I asked all of the girls individually to give me a "mean" pirate face.

I kept waiting for her upper lip to pull back in a snarl. Then again, maybe it did, but I just couldn’t see it under that stache! Yikes!

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Mean face, baby, remember.

It was like it registered in her brain, but her face wasn’t getting the message.

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The one-eyed stare! Shiver me timbers! Eeeeeeks! That is definitely more mean, ha!

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The littlest buckaroo. She looks sweet, alright. That’s all part of the act. Don’t let her fool you; she is cutting all four of her molars right now. Death by gumming would be slow and painful.

Shiver me timbers! Eeeeeeks!

For protection, of course. If you cross them, they’ll make you walk the plank.

 Shiver me timbers! Eeeeeeks!

Captain Minnie Mae–the cutest scurvy knave I ever saw.

With my one-year old cutting all four of her molars, we’re a little short on the sleep around here. Our Halloween, kicked off at 4 a.m. when the littlest buckaroo, Sephina, awoke. We had breakfast, and within two hours we were eating fun-sized candy bars. The following photos were taken around 6 a.m.

I know, you don’t have to tell me. I am a stellar mom feeding my babes candy before sunrise.

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Her face is covered in chocolate. She has a pirate patch in hand and is trying to figure out how to put it on. Her loving mother, camera in hand, decided to show her how to wear the patch by demonstration.

You know how sometimes you pull into your driveway and you have no idea how you got home. You don’t really remember driving. It was sort of like an auto-pilot thingy. Well, I think that is what happened here. I didn’t really know what I was doing, I just did it.

I put the eye patch on, and I think I wanted to see what I looked like, so the laziest way to do that was to turn the camera and snap a photo and then look at the little LCD on the back of my camera. Convenient, right? I think that is what I was going for here. Hmm…

Halloween 2012 Can you say swollen eyes, tired face, and double chin?

Now, I thought, make a “mean” pirate face.

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I missed the auto-focus a little. THANK GOODNESS! Can you say stroke face and octagonal chin?

Halloween 2012Then, I laughed at myself and took a picture of that.

I have no idea what my baby was doing at this point. I think it was clear I was delirious and had completely forgotten about her. Although, I am certain she was being entertained.

Lookey. It’s my mommy. Oh her. Yeah, she always acts like this. What can I say? She hasn’t been “normal” since the children. Maybe even before that. I’m not sure. I’m fairly new around here.

Halloween 2012Arrr!!!

Blimey, I think I wasn’t satisfied with the first “mean” pirate face, so I was going for more. Who knows? This is all speculation, even on my part. Scarey.

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I laughed even harder and took a picture of that.

I do remember somewhere in my laughter sort of snapping out of it and thinking, sheesh, I better go make some coffee.

By 7 a.m. I had all of my girls in purple, plastic vampire teeth.

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At this moment, I knew it was going to be a good Halloween. Sigh.

Hope you had a very Happy Halloween and that your kiddos aqcuired as much booty as mine did! Hardy, har, har, har.

Avast, I’m off to catch some beauty sleep (apparently, I need it).

Missy Magpie

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