I made some telescopes and bought some foam swords for the pirates to play with on the plank.
Another activity I had planned was a Treasure Hunt.
I wrote up a quick little poem that led the kids around the yard from one clue to the next.
To find the treasure, you must follow the map. Put one foot before the other, and don't look back.
Clue number 1, is just beyond the gate. Look in the flower pot, and don't be late.
Clue number 2, will lead you to 3. Walk to the front yard, where you'll see a tree.
You're getting closer and closer, the the treasure of sweets. Return to the backyard, to claim your treats.
While they were distracted with the clues, I had my dad sneak and put the treasure chest on the plank. The kids were pretty excited when they opened it up and saw
My Mom and Sissy made cupcakes that were so good. To dress them up, I made some toppers and these cute little paper pirates to look like Avon and Lincoln.
The party was a success. I think everyone enjoyed themselves, esp. the birthday boys.
Can't believe my baby boy is 2 already. Happy Birthday Avon! Mommy and Daddy love you!