Pork barbecuing from 10:00 in the morning until 7:00….it was supposed to be done a few hours earlier…but it was worth the wait….

the overwhelming silence of seven kids with their mouths full of hot dogs, macaroni and cheese and watermelon…

Sasha’s girls, Kirsten’s kids, Sophie and the guys….all madly playing for hours on end…

the sighting of the first fireflies

Ann reading Owen’s new firefly book with Sophie and Isabel curled up on her lap

a few bottles of wine and many bottles of beer

Sophie taking home a giant slug in a tupperware container (no need to return it thank you very much)

Leo, Owen, James and Isabel all sitting in a circle in the middle of the field late at night, passing the flashlight around and telling ghost stories….

I think summer must be here….