It was all Ronan's idea. From start to finish. He wanted to have a pirate party--not a birthday party, just a pirate party. One of his requests was for Daddy to build a cannon, and you know Josh, he took that on with pleasure! It took him a week or two design and built it, and then we were all set. Ronan asked me to invite some of his friends and his cousins & grandparents, of course. It all came together at the last minute, but we still had a good turnout for the party. The Green and Chase families came, along with Grammie, Memaw & Papa, and the Turanskis.
Here's Josh explaining how the cannon works.
Josh made three different-sized detachable barrels so that he could shoot tennis balls, Nerf footballs, etc.
Ronan thought it was really cool that Memaw & Papa dressed up for the party--they are such good sports!
Even Grammie got to shoot the cannon!
Josh is such a kid at heart. (: He has so much fun with this kind of thing & our boys love it, too!
Fire in the hole!
The Turanski boys checking out the cannon
John getting ready to shoot it.
The big kids ganged up on Alan and they had a big sword fight battle.