It was a 3 day weekend, and it was full of parties and exhausting fun. The littles were so worn out by today that there was a lot of tears and tantrums. But we managed to squeeze in two bright spots between the tears. Brian put up our tents in the backyard in preparation for an upcoming camping trip (yes, he was a boy scout). Fletcher and Rowan loved this, and spent quite a few hours in the hot tents playing. And we strolled down the road to our neighbor's beautiful yard and picked his garden clean with his blessing. He is ripping out the cherry tomato plants to make way for cabbage, kohlrabi and other fall plants, so he wanted everything gone so that there would be no waste. And we were so happy to comply!
A lot of the cherry tomatoes didn't make it to our bucket, and the kids were sticky with tomato juice before long. Sticky and happy.