Saturday we celebrated one last time with Coleman's friends. He chose a pirate theme for his pool party this year. We had lots of fun with the planning, and I think he and his friends had a blast at the party. Friday night was cake night, so here are the bigger boys seeing the cake for the first time after I finished it. They were pretty excited!
If it weren't for the internet, we would have plain cakes around here. Our boys would have the same choices we used to on flavor and shape (round or square), but that's about it. Thankfully, other people share their creative ideas online for me to copy. The cake was chocolate with candles in the cannons and had Rolos for gold on deck guarded by two scurvy pirates.
We pulled out the pirate ship for one last hurrah this summer. And boy was it a hit!
Brent did a great job making sure everyone had a good time and everyone got a turn. It was no small feat keeping those rowdy pirates in line on board!
After they swam for a while, we ate a pizza lunch in the cabana.
Then Coleman opened his gifts.
He (and Andrew) blew out his candles, and then everyone enjoyed the slightly melty cake.
Finally it was time to hunt for treasure! We passed out bandanas, eye patches, and "Booty Bags" for everyone and set off.
They had to find the red Xes with clues to where the treasure was hidden.
At last they discovered a chest in the bushes!
They did a great job dividing up the booty.
There were spy glasses, hooks, jewels (mardi gras beads and rings), ring pops, and bags of gold (rolos and reese's cups) for everyone. They did a super job making sure everyone got their fair share of the fun.
And Jonathan was right there in the middle of it all. He even knows that a pirate says, "Aaaaarrrrgh!"
It was a great day, and we were so glad our friends could celebrate with Coleman.