A week ago, we were at Sarah Leavy's for a pig roast. She did a super job and we all had a marvelous time!
Friday night there was a bonfire.
And a gorgeous moon.
Sitting around the fire
The evening preliminaries of getting the pig ready to roast the next morning.
This is a terrible picture, but I have been reading articles lately about how there are hardly any fireflies around, so I took a picture to prove that there are some fireflies still. There were so many. The kids caught a few to look at up close.
Kids and glo sticks
Five kids slept in the back of the Suburban on an air mattress. It was thrilling.
Breakfast the next morning. Justin and Evan made doughnuts, Mark made eggs, and I burnt the toast.
Sarah's place is adorable. I love the red barn and this swing on a pine!
Gilbert watching people pull in
The hostess with flowers in her hair. The locust trees were liberally sprinkling everything with blossoms.
A posse of kids
Lynae and Elsie were purple and pink.
Watching the roaster roast.
See all the locust flowers? It looked wedding-y.
Taking it off to pull the meat
Whacking the meat off and Evan being something.
Justin's mother bought him these pork pullers and they worked really well!
This meat was SO GOOD.
The food tents
The Monnat's stomp rocket was a hit!
Leigh Purcell got ahold of my camera and took a picture of me.
AND of pepsi...
And table clothes
And some weirdos that were there.
It was a warm day, and after a night of nebulous sleep in the Suburban and hard playing for eight straight hours, Gilbert conked out. For a three hour nap.
Beanbag toss. That Jon so cleverly made.
Kid's beanbag toss
Lily's perfect form. Or something.
Talking. There was just a little bit of talking going on that day.
It was so much fun!
Josh, Andrew, and Garrett
Lula and Adella
Julia patiently pushing Elsie again.
It was hot and I was way too lazy to go play volleyball. But some brave souls did.
Some more talking
And Smith family and Josh
Those awesome Purcell girls
Elsie and Crew
As I am taking this picture, Matt tells Elliott "You are going to hate this picture in a few years."
Adrianne and Merra
Ava, Elsie, and Rilla in the dirt
Lily levitating on the swing
Sadie kept taking a swim in the algae filled pond.
Elsie being dusted with dirt
The little boys kept telling Jon he couldn't get them with the hose. So he proved them wrong.
The Lairds. And a dixie cup.
Ava and Kayden glorying in the fire kindled from the roaster coals.
Putting things away.
Dancing in the leftover cooler ice
Evening light and the clean up crew
Clover and Evan's maple the next day was so wildly green and the sky so blue.