Argggh! Avery’s 6!

Avery turned six on Friday. Six? How is that possible? The math adds up, but… wow, they aren’t kidding when they say “the days are long, but the years are short.” This year Avery lost four teeth, started school, and learned to read and do math. His favorite subjects in school are math, science, and recess. He loves Legos, building, science projects, riding bikes, and camping. You wouldn’t know it from the way he behaves at home, but he is quiet and reserved at school, and follows the rules. He’s athletic, but not that sporty. He loves to build and create, but his coloring and handwriting have a ways to go. Avery is inquisitive, mischievous, silly, and full of energy. He is such a sweet little boy!

Since the day I found out I was having a boy, I’ve been looking forward to throwing a pirate party. I love sailing (even though I don’t get to do it often enough), and Jonathan was in Sea Scouts and rowed on the crew team, so I¬†knew at some point or another, it was bound to happen. Hey, at this rate, with three boys, we may end up having several. When Avery told me he wanted to have a pirate party this year, I was all over it! I started pinning things on Pinterest, and before long we were constructing cardboard pirate ships and painting a plank. Not to toot my own horn, but I think the party came together quite nicely – and the weather even cooperated!

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Captain Avery
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The snacks
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Cupcakes!
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They started the party out by getting tattoos, pirate gear, and making treasure maps
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Dalton
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Brianna
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Brooklyn
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Then it was time for a little “pin the tail on the croc”
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Next up: snacks and cake
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Then we snapped a quick group shot outside
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Before making the kids walk the plank (with style)
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Dalton
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Hayden
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Benjamin
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Hamza
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Finally it was time for a good ‘ole pirate battle! Arrggh!
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Mayhem!
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Avery with three of his buddies from kindergarden, Adam, Gideon & Hamza
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Lindsay & Silas
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Time to open presents
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Gideon & Avery
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Silas walking to Avery
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Some shots of the boys with their mustaches
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Here are a few shots from Avery’s actual birthday, a couple days earlier. I wish I’d gotten a picture of it, but it snowed several inches that morning. Avery must have wished for snow for his birthday.
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Avery brought cookies to school for his birthday. There was one leftover, and he saved it and brought it home for Kieron! How sweet is that?! Melts my heart! Here’s Kieron enjoying it.
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