Back during our essential oils get-together at Lauren's house in May we realized that nobody had signed up to host our June get-together. Nobody was happy about skipping a month because in 5 years we've never skipped a month, so I agreed to host a pool party on Sunday the 14th, which was basically the only day of the whole month that everybody could make it.
Our back patio gets really dirty so that morning Michael went outside and worked on cleaning up the whole yard for close to 2 hours.
During that clean-up we decided these toys had to go. But it made me panicky and sad, so I insisted we take pictures first before giving them to our neighbors for their grandson.
Nobody was happy about the forced participation. We've had these since Spencer was 1.
Last summer a huge monsoon ripped apart our gazebo covers and we have been white trash neighbors with uncovered gazebos since then. Thanks in part to a generous birthday donation from my parents, we no longer have a backyard that looks like this.
Now it looks like this. Much shadier and less embarrassing.
Oh, and I got these shots of Ginger being glorious.
Everybody came over around 2:00 and after some snacks and sangria we hit the pool. Cynthia was able to make it from California and she brought her under water camera.
I'll just let the awesome pictures do all the talking.