Saturday, June 28, 2008

A fundraiser, a movie, and the beach

Brian, Erin and I attended a local fundraiser for families of local firefighters and police officers who have been killed in the line of duty today. It was a great cause, and there was a lot of activities for the kids, as well as plenty of smoked beef brisket (one of Brian's favorites)!

Afterwards the three of us went to see Kung Fu Panda, and then headed down to Clearwater Beach for sunset. This time we walked across the bridge that crosses the intercoastal before heading over to the Gulf, and Erin had a great time watching the pirate ship head out for its nightly sunset cruise. The Pirate Cruise is one of the most popular tourist attractions (this IS Buccaneer territory after all!) around here, and the boat is all pirate themed. You go out for a 90 minute sunset cruise out into the Gulf of Mexico, eat dinner, and just after sunset they launch the cannons. It's really neat, especially for the little kids that are into the pirate stuff (Erin is not).

It was a nice day, but I am missing my boys. A lot.

One of the many types of beautiful cranes that are local to our area (he was about 3.5 feet)


My Storybook Lady said...

Hi Michelle,
Great stories and photos! Your daughter has beautiful hair :o)
Have a great weekend!

Kim said...

That sounds like a really fun day! My boy would be going CRAZY at the Pirate ship! Oh my goodness. He is still sleeping, but I will show him the picture of it when he wakes up :)
((((HUGS)))) to you Mama, I am sure you are really missing those sweet boys.

Grandma & Grandpa Larry said...

What beautiful pictures of Erin and the sceenry. Miss you all. Hope Erin and you are doing better while the boys are on their trip. Love you all, Grandma & Grandpa Larry