For those of you who don't know...
I'm obsessed with pirates.
As Chase thought of what he should do to make my birthday a memorable one, he explained to his friends... "Every little boy's (and Kim's) dream as a child is to go on a real treasure hunt."
And that is how he got the brilliant and fun idea.
On the morning of my birthday, Chase was at school and I went to breakfast with my mom. She gave me the first part of the above treasure map. I was super confused... but knew it was the work of a real pirate.
So using my own pirate instincts, I followed the map until I finally arrived at a giant "X" in the middle of Jake's backyard. Chase handed me a shovel... and said, "Dig."
So I dug... for about 3o seconds. And then handed Chase the shovel and said, "You dig." A couple minutes and a few feet later... he hit a large wooden object. We dug it out of the ground... and low and behold it was a REAL pirate's treasure chest filled with Captain Redbeard's treasure!
If you are wondering why the chest is filled with big silver dollars... that is because I do everything in my power to find and collect them because I thoroughly enjoy them. My thoughtful husband knows that and so he has spent the past couple months going from bank to bank trying to collect as many as he could to fill the treasure chest. He's somethin huh?
Thanks to Captain Redbeard.... I couldn't have asked for a better or more fun birthday! :)