Pirate Parrrrrrrrrty!

Jake turned three waaaaaaaay back in March. He is ALL up into pirates (see: Jake and the Neverland Pirates on Disney), so we had a pirate party. Here are a few of the highlights and favorites. If you care to see more pictures, I have some more on Facebook.

This was the only three seconds that he had on
the bandana and eyepatch the whole party.

The party table.
I actually bought that tablecloth on clearance last
summer thinking we would have a Cat in the Hat party.
Totally worked for a pirate party too.

Pirate ships and buried treasure cupcakes.

Another birthday banner courtesy of Cricut.

Jake: Every Six Months

Everyone got an eyepatch, bandana, tattoo,
and sword when they came in.

Treasure to take home.

The favorite game: Dig for Treasure

Pirate Fishing

Toss the Gold Doubloons

Walking the Plank with Granna

Cupcake Time!

Happy Birthday Jake!
(Two and a half months ago!)

It Snowed. Sort Of.

One time it snowed for a second. They made it sound like it was going to be terrible. Schools said they were going to close. People bought bread. Then it snowed for two seconds. By the time we got up, ate breakfast, got dressed, and went outside, most of it was already gone. It was still cold, but there wasn't much snow.

It had been so warm earlier that the
daffodils had already bloomed.
They survived the blizzard.


Remember? I'm trying to catch up? Here's Valentines...
We went to a Valentines party for some kids in our Sunday School class.

They decorated bags.


Passing out the treats to friends.

Enjoying a delicious cookie that he 
decorated while having terrible hair.

We went into Party City (which has since burned down!) 
on Valentines Day and saw the biggest balloon on earth.

My precious Valentines lunch date. Weird hair again.

Bringing me flowers from Daddy.

Our treats for friends at the party. 
Guess where I got the idea.
(Bought those tiny candy canes at 90% off after 
Christmas. Totally doing it again next year.)

And my top-of-the-desk decorations. 
The canvas I copied exactly from here.
(LOVE her site - so many cute ideas!)
And the garland I just made with wooden
hearts, scrapbook paper, and ribbon.

I also made this. 
Wooden letters, scrapbook paper, and ribbon. Again.

And these little felt hearts? 90% off Christmas ornaments.

And this picture again. (I took it last year [but apparently didn't post it] and the year before.) This year's picture was easiest to take.

The Lego Duplos

Jake got a 200-piece box of Lego Duplos for Christmas. Then played with them EVERY DAY for about four months. He's recently found something new he plays more, but man we played a lot of Duplos. We still play with them when I'm tired of the other thing. So here are some pictures of our creations over the past many months...


ALL of the pieces end-to-end.

Ramp for the cars.

Time Tunnel for the Dinosaur Train.

A building with all the pieces.

We love to make "tall towers". This one has all the pieces in it.

A train.
Trees, a pond, some bridges, and a building.

More tall towers.

He can reach shockingly high.

I was very proud of this helicopter that I made. (Me, not Jake)

The craziest thing we've made with all the pieces.

This Place is FUN!

Back one time. When it was cold. There's this preschool play place here that I took D to a couple of time when I was his nanny. It's cute and all, but I've secretly been boycotting them because they charge admission for the parents. Boo! But there was a groupon/living social/something for the place for buy one get one free, so I got it and got in free! Here's a bunch of pictures of the fun:

He is NOT a fan of dirty hands.

Our favorite was this wicked cool air tube system. You cram pom-poms or pieces of cloth into them and they fly through the tubes and pop back out the top. So fun!

We'll go back next time I get in free.