I know this is a few days late, but I just wanted to put my word in to how cool Eli’s birthday party was. First off, we got Eli a Captain Hook costume which he absolutely loved. I dressed up in a bunch of ren faire garb and wore my rapier — basically got all pirated out. We decorated the house in all sorts of cool pirate stuff, and invited over a dozen little 4-year-olds to celebrate Eli’s birthday. We did a treasure hunt and had clues and party games, including limbo under the pirate sword and pin the treasure on the map (which all the kids save one cheated at, but that’s the name of the game). At a certain point Eli came up to me and told me that ‘this is a pretty fun birthday’ — unsolicited praise from the kid is all I need to know I’ve done my job right. The day ended in a feeding frenzy of gifts leaving Eli with enough pirate ships to be Commodore of his own flotilla.