Saturday, June 1, 2013

Treasure Hunt Birthday!

On Monday Keanan will be FIVE!!!!  How did that happen?!?!  To celebrate our growing boy we had a treasure hunt birthday party today.  There were 14 kids, 11 who were actively participating in the festivities.    Zac and I had been planning this event for a few months - hiding the $25 worth of coins (most of them nickels) in a wooden box buried on our property.  Zac made the awesome maps and put them in little glass bottles.  Each map lead to another bottle and finally, the buried treasure.  It was so fun to see the kids crowding around the maps and then running to the next sport.  The looks on their faces when they dug up the box and saw REAL coins inside was priceless!!

Next, the kids had to solve clues to get to the cupcakes!  Each clue led them to another clue until they finally reached the dinning room.  We sang happy birthday to Keanan (which I had to stop singing or else I was going to cry!) and enjoyed rainbow cupcakes, which the kids and I had a blast making the day before.

The kids ran around playing in the woods and lawn while the adults visited.  Keanan opened presents from family and then we all roasted marshmallows and ate smores.  Lastly was the fireworks!  This is our (new this year) family tradition.  Zac, the kids, and I did the majority of the fireworks after everyone left so we could enjoy them in the dark.  Keanan loved it all!!  A great, great day.

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