One morning, late last spring (yes....I'm THAT behind on editing photos!!!!), the Sugar came running to my room holding a very special discovery. After waking, and opening her bedroom door, she had stumbled upon a paper plate on the floor of her path. It has interesting markings on it, and a short word on the back. I rubbed my tired eyes, and blinked several times at the bobbing paper plate, trying to figure out what it was. Soon my face was bright with a smile, as I recognized The Hubbies handwriting. Sugar Bear was holding a TREASURE MAP!
Quickly we donned our cloths, and boots, and head out into the morning with our tools in hand. The first stop according to Sugar was the brick along the outside of our chimney.
Soon we were headed up the dirt trail behind our house, and Sugar Bear spotted what she KNEW to be a clue. I was instructed to photography it before she picked it up. "The pirates must have dropped it."
While I was busy completing my assignment, I heard a very audiable GASP.....
Sugar Bear had spotted another important landmark on the map.
The blackened, charred stump.
We high stepped it through the weeds, logs, and berry briars towards the stump, and quite literally stumbled upon THE SPOT. How did we know it was the spot, you say? Well......you know how it's marked, right?
The X marked the spot. The Sugar was so very impressed, excited and delighted. She was talking a mile a minute about HOW the pirates must have snuck up there, how they buried the treasure while we were sleeping. She was so busy yackin' I finally had to urge her to get on with it......what next?
Diggin' of course......
Lots of fancy diggin'! oh and the cute little shovel....well that is pretty special as well. My sweet friend, Jo Beaufoix sent that to us from across the pond. We ♥ Jo!
Where was I? OH yes....the diggin'!
That girl was flinging dirt like a pro when she heard the "clink" we were waiting for. At this point, she started to carefully unearth a very pretty (***albeit a bit inappropriate for children) multi-tonal blue tin.
"What is it, Mama? Can I opening it? I love BLUE! ooooo there is a camel on it!" (sigh....I'll have to do advertising damage control later!)
Her little hands carefully pried the edges apart, and revealed her pirates treasure.
"It's gold and silver COINS, Mama! They buried the coins for me to find!"
What a perfect treasure.........
and the coins aren't too shabby either! LIFE IS GOOD!
***Tin provided by one of hubby's friends. Not too excited about the tin itself, but the thought that went into creating this surprise in the early morning, before we got up for the day is PRICELESS.