On our way back from vacation, Josh decided he wanted a Civil War party after Vicksburg. Since it was unclear how this would go over with the kids, I pushed him more towards a pirate party. We had his friends from Grace even the girls although he specifically said no girls. We even had a quick visit from Ms. LeAnn, which made all the kids very excited. Brad worked very hard converting the playhouse into a pirate ship, The Joshy Roger, before the party. Thankfully Bo and Gram were visiting so Bo was able to pitch in a bit. The kids had a great time and even got to fight Brad the pirate. Anna Beth was priceless because she knew the pirate was Brad but there was a little nagging doubt. Finally, when he took off the wig, she said "I knew it was you". The kids all had a great time in spite of the heat, which cut short the play time outside but Josh was happy, his friends were happy, so overall, it was a success.