For the fifth year in a row, we have kicked off the summer with a Memorial Day pool party. This year we had 9 swimmers and five parents. Days like today (almost) make the hassle of the pool worth it. As all cooking-with-fire implements had been moved to New Town, the party started after lunch at 1:00. We had watermelon and popsicles and lots of lemonade. The kids had a blast and the parents got to visit. Perfect. I think I even managed to keep everyone from getting sun burned! Huzzah! The last of the guests left around 5:30. When I got up to make dinner, this is what I found when I called them in to eat.