Jack has been really into pirates lately (did you know yesterday was National Talk like a Pirate Day?). It's either that we are following a map to Pirate Island, or that we are on a treasure hunt, or we point at each other with sticks and say 'argh!'. He also says 'yo ho ho' which is kind of hilarious.
On Sunday we told him that we were going to go on a real treasure hunt for acorns at the park, and he was SO excited.
Jack and I did most of the acorn hunting, since Luke is still more of an acorn eater at this point. But not to worry, Matt and Luke were off having a good old time on their own...
Once we got home, we popped our acorns in the freezer for a while. Why? Oh. Well. Let me tell you. Last time I did this (decorated with acorns) I did NOT know to put them in the freezer, and a few days after we brought them home my kitchen counter was COVERED in tiny little grubs that had crawled out the acorns. It was just so so so gross. So gross. I just...ugh. Always freeze your acorns to kill any little hitchhikers in there.
We let them freeze overnight, and then Jack helped me fill up a little fishbowl with the acorns. I put one of our favorite fall candles in there, and we have a cute little decoration AND an awesome pirate acorn treasure.
And again - if you take anything from this post - FREEZE YOUR ACORNS. I still feel a little gaggy thinking about those grubs.