Arrrr! They’re 4 and I’m So Cool I Didn’t Take Pictures of Them


Well hello.

Today was Joaquin and Judah’s birthday.

Oh my sweet, sweet boys.

Today they turned four. I can’t believe it. How does the time go by so fast?

I feel like I wrote this post on their 2nd birthday just yesterday.

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Man oh man.


After teaching boot camp and scrambling to a couple stores this morning we did the whole throw together whatever kind of a party you can pull off kind of things at Tutu’s house.


Tutu opened her house to us, my sister-in-laws and nieces and nephews helped with everything and Mom pulled through with some appetizers.


I pulled through with a Costco veggies tray.




I had this really great idea to do this whole scavenger hunt thing with a treasure map and gold coins and what not to go with the whole pirate theme they boys requested.

I did not pull that off, but I did buy this downloadable scavenger hunt for $9.99.

Pirate Party Scavenger Hunt

It seemed to go alright. There were colored cards groups had to find that were hidden all around.


We also did the whole pirate ship piñata thing.


And the cheap pirate hat thing.


The boys and I all got hats, but go figure I was the only one who would wear it at the party and no one wanted an eye patch.

The boys were also too busy playing with everyone to let me take their picture. Judah didn’t want the camera around. He didn’t even let anyone watch him when he took his swings at the piñata. Funny guy.


We ordered the biggest pizzas ever


and had not one, but two cakes.


Yep, any cake can be a pirate cake with a few figurines.

Oh and the reason we had two cakes was because Joaquin needed a chocolate one (that specific one to be exact) and Judah needed a red velvet one (which was actually red and green velvet because that’s one that was 50% off).

And we sang twice.


Good times.

A huge thank you for my sister-in-law Bern for taking a few pictures for me because I didn’t get the chance. Kind of funny because all I do every day is take pictures and then at the boys’ party when I SHOULD be taking them, I didn’t. I walked around with my camera around my neck for a bit, but there was so much other stuff going on. Oops.

Oh, but I did convince STUFT Daddy to be in one with me once things calmed down a bit at the end.


So that’s that.

We made it through our pirate party, unfortunately sans pictures of the boys together.

But, the pictures aren’t what matter, it’s the amazing friends and family that come and help you put things like this together. So, a huge thank you to ALL of them. We are blessed.

And the boys had a blast. They were so excited that it was THEIR party and their cousins and a few friends were there for them. And to a 4 year old, having some gold candy coins and a pirate ship piñata three days after Christmas is pretty cool.



Oh, in case you’re wondering how to properly talk like a pirate, I just found this. Random.


I was hoping for a stellar recap of the party, but this will have to be good enough.

I’ve got to hit the sack.

I’ve got an early morning tomorrow.


Funny, right?

All I can do is laugh. We’ll see how things go.


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  1. 1
    Cassie B says:

    Awww…..happy birthday to your boys! They are so cute! And good job on the party! Good luck tomorrow.

  2. 2

    Looks like everything turned out great! Good luck tomorrow!

  3. 3
    Kathy says:

    YOU and Stuft Daddy look great ….not exhausted at all so I am thinking the party was a huge success!!! And who worries about pictures you can always take one today of them together….after all they are now 4 years and 1 day old!!! That is soooo worth taking a picture …..with the pirate hats on of course! ha! ;-)

  4. 4

    Happy Birthday big boys! Sounds like an amazing day celebrating those precious little men! Good luck my friend! Hope you have an amazing run! xoxo

  5. 5

    Yay… for birthday parties and a big happy birthday to your sweet boys! Good luck on your run!

  6. 6
    Ashley L. says:

    Awww! My daughter’s birthday was yesterday, too. Looks like the pirate party was a hit. We went and saw Frozen for a second time. Have fun in your race today!

  7. 7
    Tess says:

    Happy Birthday! Happy Birthday! Good Luck for the race!!! Fun Times!!!!!

  8. 8
    Erica says:

    Great job Mama! Looks like a blast! I love your hat. Hope the race rocked!!!!!

  9. 9
    Kim says:

    Sounds like a perfect party for the boys!! So cool that you did 2 cakes and sang 2x – as a twin I can tell you those things matter!!!
    Good luck in your race – can’t wait to hear all about it!!

  10. 10
    Emmeline says:

    Happy birthday boys!! I love the idea of 2 cakes, they each need their own for sure!

  11. 11

    Looks like a great party! Of course you have to have two cakes…. at least they don’t have to share the cake. :)

  12. 12
    Denise says:

    They grow up too fast don’t they :( Hope the boys had a GREAT day !

  13. 13
    Diane says:

    Arrrrr!! Happy Birthday to your little men! You are too funny! I did the same at my daughter’s 2nd birthday party. Took 4 pics. Mom of the year right here :)

  14. 14

    Sounds like the pirate party went off well.

  15. 15

    So glad the boys had a wonderful birthday! It looks like a great time!

  16. 16

    LOVE!!!!!!!!! Kids don’t know anything but the love & it was definitely there! :)

  17. 17
    Shannon says:

    Such cute boys, happy 4th birthday! Sounds like a great party for them!


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