Poole Pirate Picnic success this weekend! We celebrated Sam’s 5th birthday this weekend by treasure seeking with a bunch of little scallywags! Despite being under the weather over the past few weeks, we pulled off a pirate picnic like we were a bunch of true buccaneers! From hand drawn treasure maps to hand sewn burlap treasure bags to crafty Solo cup and aluminum foil hooks, we outfitted ourselves for mutiny! Our kiddos became pirates over the course of a scavenger hunt that led them all over Luther Burbank Park, using their treasure-map reading skills to discover jewels (ring pops), booty (pirate booty snacks), weaponry (glow-in-the-dark swords), and pirate costume (hats, eye patches, and hooks). All ages got into this pirate extravaganza – the eye patches were especially popular (thanks, Target!). The last treasure of the evening was a beautiful firework show, sponsored by the city of Mercer Island as part of their yearly Summer Celebration. What a fantastic evening! Yo ho ho, me hearties… Until next time!