I’m a bit short on words today so my pictures will have to tell the story. I missed a few activities and didn’t get shots of everything, but I think you’ll be able to see that the children seemed to have a great time at the party yesterday. I was amazed watching them play in a place so beautiful and so close to where we live. I run past this spot which is just off the Camel trail. I can’t imagine what it must be like to grow up with all this nature around them.
If you closely at this photo, you can see ducks in the river and cows in the meadow.
The river is to the left in this shot of the tables and the field is a fine one for play. The woods in the distance were used to hide two of the treasure boxes.
The bottle with the map was hidden near these rocks which are across from the picnic tables.
Here comes the first wave of pirates with John and Jersey Girl joining in the procession.
A little snack before the work of treasure hunting begins.
Pirate Queen ‘Miss S’
Pirates making a plan.
Finding the map.
Opening the bottle to get to the treasure map.
Finding one of three hidden treasure boxes.
The littlest pirate waits for a hand while the others follow the map to search the ferns.
You can see the gold and silver find in the ‘crystal’ box in the pirates hand.
Time for some video before moving on.
These two were the first ones in the water.
Then the girls began to edge around it too.
Muddy, you don’t know muddy until you’ve played with these two.
Here’s a couple of pirate moms taking a seat across from the river where the pirates are getting muddy and wet.
One of John looking a bit sea going himself.
One of a few games that they played although I’m not sure what they doing.
This is the book and clue I mentioned yesterday which led them to the treasure map. I’ll be a bit more chatty when I’ve recovered from the week. Thanks for your interest in the party and I hope the photographs give you a sense of the afternoon.