Last night the kids and I were invited to a pirate-themed birthday party for some good friends. The group got together in a local park (wonderful idea!) and was complete with sword fights, costumes, obstacle courses, good food, and cake - most of which was eaten up in the 'crows nest' tree. The kids even put on a show for us, racing through the playground. By the end of the evening everyone was full, happy, and exhausted - just the way I like them at bed time!