"I'm tired. Let's do something very low-key for Sarah's party, keep it really simple" I'd said. Jeremiah agreed. Summer is rough. So we decided we'd invite a few kids and fill up the pools and then just sit back and drink a few beers. A relaxing plan, in theory.
We ended up with, by my last count, 40 people at our house. We filled the pool Kate got for her first birthday and the pool Kate got from Cindy and Jessica at her last birthday. We made snacks. We ordered pizza. We had enough beer for a 4-hour party instead of 2 hours. I made a Dora cake that seemed to get as out of hand as the gathering. We had a blast. I'm still tired.
I've got some 30 or so photos on a flickr set to share here but it's been so long since I've used flickr I've forgotten how to link it. While I re-figure-that-out, here's a couple to give you a flavor of the day.