Amy & David invited friends over for an midday cookout yesterday. It was Lachlan's official birthday party. Rain in the morning threatened to derail the festivities, but skies cleared before 11 am. A galvanized tub filled with water balloons attracted the children's attention, and in no time at all they were running around wet and/or shirtless, or both. We grilled hamburgers and hot dogs, and the adults chatted under the shade of the cedars and live oaks while the children ate and played. A Thomas the Train cake with four candles emerged after noon, and was soon gone. Towards the end of the party five brave couples marched to the Village Craftsmen parking lot (it was uncharacteristically empty) and engaged themselves in a water balloon toss. Lou Ann & I won!
Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is Lou Ann's account of installing an old-fashioned pitcher pump. You can read it here.