To begin with, our lunch outing turned out to be a trip to Trader Joes, stocking up on all sorts of appetizers like sweet potato fries, arugula pizza, lentil-marina-feta dip, bird nests, pastry bites, garlic fries, and hummus...After several tastes of everything vegetarian, desserts came shortly after: We had dark chocolate peanut butter cupcakes (and pink lemonade ones, too, which I didn't try), mochi and trail mix. And, we put a couple candles on the cupcakes and sang Happy Birthday to Debbie (belatedly)
After the food, the pool party came next: water polo, marco polo, tag, colors, and swim races. I had packed up my car and was supposed to head back this afternoon, but decided to stay another night out here, last minute. While I don't know what tonight will bring, Friday the 13th with a honey moon (My sister informed me this is a full moon on Friday the 13th and it will not happen again until 2049), I am so grateful for these moments so far today: silliness, sweets and much-welcomed surprises.