Okay I ALWAYS HATE pictures with me in them but I thought that most of the kids looked good enough that these were worth posting! As most of you know, John and I have recently joined the SCA (Society for Creative Anachronism) It's pretty much an excuse for a bunch of grown ups to get together and have fun dressing up in renaissance costumes and learning about historical arts and sciences. Rose and Sarah have their first archery lessons on Saturday and Ammon and Malachi will begin their Youth Combat training next month. (Gabie's not old enough yet.)
Any way, aside from our weekly meetings we have our monthly "court". This is where awards are given out and people advance in levels and all of that sort of stuff. Our particular barony happens to make this a pretty formal event. There was even a battle (adult) for a sword that is passed around from champion to champion. It's all in good fun!
Maggie went with Bill and Mary and Abbie was snuggled asleep in her car seat so we only took pictures of the ones in costume.