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Nearly half a million babies (1 in 10) are born premature in the US each year which is higher than that of most other developed nations. This is the journeys of our first born son, Finnegan, who was born 14 weeks early and weighed only 1 pound 15 ounces at birth. Of our daugher, Korrigan, who was born a healthy 7 pounds, 7 ounces at 37 weeks. And of our second son, MacKeegan, who was also born at 37 weeks at a whopping 8 pounds, 13 ounces. Our continued adventures reminds us daily how good God is.

Monday, September 19

Avast Ye

Today was "Talk Like a Pirate" Day and the Kindergartners at Korri's school dressed up to celebrate. Korri wouldn't even be just a "normal" pirate. She was a Pirate with Panache, think pink and glitter! Since Korri can't wear any eye patch because of her glasses, we found a pirate scarf hat on Amazon for her to wear instead. Then, I looked for a pirate shirt but couldn't find anything that would work, was in a decent price range and would get here before she left for school today. So...

We made her an outfit for FREE! Gotta love that. She found an old white shirt and we cut the hem to look ripped and worn. Then I printed off an image of a skull and cross bones and traced it onto the shirt with permanent marker. Then we filled in some of the area with glitter glue! I have to say, for flying by the seat of my pants, it turned out super cute. We both loved it. Then we added black pants (she thought they were capris, which would have worked better, but oh, well) and sandals. We were going to add a sash from Finn's ninja costume but forgot. Oops. She still looked adorable and we both had a blast making it together!

Before school Finn taught her to say, "arr, matey," "walk the plank" and "shiver me timbers." We couldn't think of any other things pirates say! But I looked some up and if you didn't know, "Avast Ye" in pirate speaks means "Pay attention and check this out" which I thought was very appropriate for a post title!

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