Rounding out this almost week-long birthday celebration was yesterday's Rainbow Pirate Party, theme requested by the little lady herself.
:: 12 four-year-olds plus almost that many younger siblings, as well as their mums/dads;
:: tres funky pirate duds made with a repurposed blanket;
:: Captain Jack Sparrow cupcakes;
:: decorate-your-own gingerbread pirates;
:: pass the pirate parcel and dance the plank;
:: sunken treasure chest birthday cake;
:: one very happy birthday girl who spent the morning after reading her big stack of birthday cards over and over again;
In her own words: "I can't believe I'm already four."