Yesterday, we celebrated Boss Man's birthday with a pirate party. It was great, everyone had a lot of fun, but all I can say is how grateful I am to my Beloved Husband and my parents for all of their help.
Beloved Husband put together a terrific treasure hunt with clues the early readers could follow with relative ease (there needs to be some challenge, after all).
My mom and Boss Man worked together to make a big cardboard pirate ship for the cannon-ball toss, and my dad kept Snuggle Monkey out of the way. Meanwhile, I made the cake (not my idea, saw it on the internet one day):