Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Through the Telescope

We had such a fun time I just had to post a little more about it.  A few things I want to remember about this day....

•Eric showing up as Pirate Captain--accent, eyeliner and all
•Awesome treasure!
•The clues at the top of the climbing wall
•Nick and Johnny hiding the treasure sooooo deep!
•All 25 of us in the huge war canoe
•Roasting hot dogs over the fire--for starving kids
•The kids reading the clues in "pirate talk"
•The friendly kayers ferrying the little kids across the river on their boats
•Forgetting about the kids for ten minutes--only to realize they'd all crossed the river on their own (sorry mom, true) looking for clues. Thank heaven for life jackets!
•Johnny's crack
•Eric wading in the algae pit of snakes
•The kids freaking out digging for the treasure--muddy, muddy kids
•Half the kids diving overboard to retrieve the message in the bottle
•Kids sword fighting along the way
•Johnny "flying" Camille and Caroline full speed along the trail (speeding things up!)
•My horrible slippery shoes
•The Pirate Captain turned Seaweed Freak of the Deep
•Natalie upset that I ripped her shirt to shreds to use as my costume
•Singing camp songs as we paddled
•Darling Pirate cake (that Mitchell didn't realize was for him too!)
•Nick looking pretty buff (& hot!) steering the canoe 
•Realizing I don't have to do another one of these for a long, long time!


12 comments:

JenAve said...

Amazing!!!
Everything looks GREAT.
I love the cake.

JenAve said...

Did you get my email?

Jayne Layne said...

How freaking awesome! The pictures got better and better! Only Alex would put that sick seaweed all over him. I wish I could have been there.

Anonymous said...

I wish I could turn that party into a combined activity for mutual. (Dread). Seriously the party looked so fun and all the kids were darling.

Mom

Lauralee said...

what an amazing party... those pictures are great.. the seaweed.. gross!

Ann Marie said...

Darling pictures!!
Can I just say that if you also made the amazing cake, I think I'm going to hurl. Is there anything you can't do Martha Stewart?
I'm sure you could win a contest for " best birthday party ever "

I hope your kids all know how lucky they are...

Robert said...

Alex put the seaweed under his hat, but Eric was the seacreature who put it all over himself.

JENNIFRO said...

Ann--CANNOT take credit for the cake--and trust me--this party was E-A-S-Y!!! Everything was divided by three girls and lots of hubbies.

It was just a lot of bang for the buck!

jill said...

Great pictures! Especially the one of John!

Ligia said...

What a fun party! Wanna plan my little girls parties from now on super mom?

Lauralee said...

okay... funny... my email is down too... I can get email.. but I can't get it to send out.. thank goodness for blogs :) so if you don't hear back from me after yours gets fixed.. that is why.. I will be working on it tomorrow!

JENNIFRO said...

Got it Lauralee!