The Farrells

The Farrells
Matt, Nicki, Owen and Nora live in the San Francisco Bay area. Matt is a research analyst at CBRE and is loving his job. Nicki spends her time playing with Owen and Nora, reading, crafting, and taking lots of pictures. Owen loves to read, sing, throw toys, and quote movies. Nora is growing quickly and loves to be the center of attention. We have a wonderful life!

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Saturday, November 2, 2013

Owen's Pirate Party!

This is the first friend birthday party that Owen has ever had, and he had all sorts of ideas about what he wanted to do. His main idea was to have a treasure hunt, so we decided to build the party around that theme and do a full pirate party.

We started out by having all the kids help decorate a pirate flag. They wrote their names and drew pirate pictures. Then we played "don't walk the plank" (basically like musical chairs, only if you were on the plank when the music went off, you got out). We did cake and presents, and then left for the treasure hunt! We were wiped out by the end of the party, but I think all the kids really enjoyed it!
Opening presents

Everyone singing to Owen - he's so happy!

I LOVE this picture - we handed out eyepatches to all the kids and then had them line up to hear Matt's story about the Pirate of Pleasanton (whose treasure we were going to find). When the story was finished, we sent the kids out the door. Each one got their own pirate sword so they could fight the Pirate of Pleasanton!

Owen leads the group with the pirate flag.

Looking for the first clue!

Matt helping the kids read the map to find the next clue.

More clues!

My little baby pirate. She LOVES that sword.

Owen with the map.

Looking for clues under the bridge

Matt reading clues at the "king's throne"

Two pirate babies!

All the kids with the "Pirate of Pleasanton" that they fought to get the treasure

Pirate Nora!

Owen in his pirate costume.

Here is the final battle between the kids and the Pirate of Pleasanton (Ryan dressed up as our pirate... he did a great job!). Watch towards the end of the fight when a couple kids discover that he's not a "real" pirate... pretty funny. :)