The best part about being an Aunt and Uncle is being able to spoil your niece and nephew as much as you want! We have been planning this weekend with Caylee and Cash for a while now. A few weeks ago we asked them to pick a theme for the weekend. It could be anything they wanted. Caylee picked “Black and White” and Cash picked “Pirate’s”. These two themes went together PERFECTLY because almost all pirate items are black and white.
For those who know Justan and I, you know how much “themed parties” are our forte. Together we are a deadly combination because every minute we are planning a party, the ideas seem to get bigger and bigger! I walked in the door from getting everything for the weekend and said to him, “there is a chance that I may have went a little overboard", he just smiled and said, “Nah! I don’t think so”! We both know that these little weekends at Uncle Justan and Aunt Steph’s won't be as cool in the next few years. We want to take full advantage of our time with them while we can and while they still think we are “cool and fun”!
When Saturday morning arrived I’m not sure who was more excited the kids or Justan and I! Justan and I stayed up late the night before decorating the house and getting everything together. We heard them pulling up the driveway. So we peeked out the windows and, as they were getting out of their vehicle, you could tell they were pumped to be here. Once they got a little closer to the house and saw their “Pirate’s Only” sign, they REALLY got excited! What they didn't know was that Justan and I were waiting for them behind the door dressed in black and white, red bandannas, and of course, our pirate eye patches! We swung open the door and yelled “ARRRRRR MATEY” and they just squealed!! They were overjoyed to say the least!
We had the entire living room covered in black and white balloons, a table full of pirate themed snacks and of course lots of presents for them throughout the day. Justan hooked Cash up with some awesome Nerf Guns and some pretty cool pirate schwag. Sticking with Caylee’s theme, I got her all black and white items including a notebook, scarf and some adorable headbands. We introduced them to Saved By The Bell this weekend as well (so sorry Sabrina)! I was obsessed with this show growing up and I knew they would love it too. Needless to say Sunday was a perfect lazy day with lots of laughs from The Bayside Tigers. We ended the weekend with dinner and UNO! The kids did not want to go home and honestly we weren't ready for them to leave either. It was a great weekend with Caylee and Cash and one we will never forget! As they were walking out the door on Sunday night, they gave us big hugs and said “BEST WEEKEND EVER”!! We completely agreed and can't wait to do it again!
Here are just a few images from Saturday morning when they arrived! Enjoy!