Little girls dream of big parties to welcome their Papa, even if it's not yet his big 4-0 birthday. Any homecoming is reason enough to bake a cake, right? It had to be chocolate, because that's Papa's favorite. That merited the extra sprinkling of oh-so-yummy sugar!
Four days of waiting, errr... planning a welcome home party meant many days of doing party hats (a special pirate hat for Papa), threading beads for necklaces and bracelets to fill the "treasure chest" (with appropriate scribblings to identify it as such), scouting for seashells (Thanks, Anda!) to bring some realism to the display, and printing out a Treasure Map for Papa to peruse.
The result? Happy girls.
It's great to have you home, Papa!