The rest of the weekend and to this point (a week later), Macklin has enjoyed his pirate treasure! The hooks have provided a great villain and the little rubber rat has slept in his bed more than once.
John made these chests completely himself. He is such a skilled wood-worker. Who would have known that when he made that sweet table in middle school shop class, that he would be able to create awesome things this like for my kids (early birthday) gifts. So grateful for your willingness to share your talents with my kids!