Friday, July 10, 2009

Pirate Party

Today was Skylers Birthday, I am now the mom of a great big 4 year old, and he is soo proud to be 4. We held his party outside at Lake Chaparral (thanks Tamara for getting us all in) and it was the smartest thing ever. I am feeling really pregnant, and not loving running after a million kids. My brother, Stephen is a life saver, and the greatest Uncle that my kids could aske for. He is fabulous at giving them one on one attention, and my kids adore him for it.

We had a Pirate Party, so naturally we had to dress like pirates with Bandana's and eye patches. We started with a treasure hunt that Stephen headed up, and the kids got to travel all over the lake following thier treasure map trying to find the treasure chest. (this was great, all of the moms got to sit and talk, while all of the kids were on the hunt. I am happy to say they found a treasure chest full of treasure, and were so excited to tell us about it when they got home.

We had a cannon ball fight between our 2 pirate ships, unfortunately my camera is broken, and I was relying on my brother, and we missed the action shots, so we made the kids go back and pose for a picture in their boats.

Lunch was pretty simple. We had pitas, watermelon, out to sea pasta salad, ocean blue jello jigglers, and juice boxes. I made a pirate ship cake which thankfully dissapeared, so it didn't have to tavel home again.

The kids always love a pinata, so we had our skull and crossbones pinata that I made - by the way, after several online tutorials, I am the master of pinatas!

Opening presents finally came. I cannot believe how impatient a 4 year old can be. He was thrilled with all the he got. EEthan loved playing with all of the new toys this afternoon while Skyler went to see the movie UP with Uncle Stephen.

Happy birthday Skyler, We sure love having you in our family!


Debbi said...

You never fail in the party department, Melanie! too cute!

Ashley Dawn said...

Seriously - I want to go to one of these parties. Super fun. Oh, and I might just have to get you to do a pinata or two for me!