I cannot believe that this was our 5th time celebrating Seafair with Jamie and Collin! (Well, actually the 4th - I was on a pregnancy strike last year and decided that folding baby clothes and organizing the nursery sounded better than sitting in the sun and NOT drinking beer margaritas). I remember a little over 5 years ago being with them out on their boat and discussing the home that they were thinking of purchasing, (which they obviously did). Their house is in the Seward Park area, which is prime location for watching the Blue Angels, and their backyard is one of our favorite ones to gather in and enjoy a summer afternoon :)
Collin and Jamie are the host/hostesses with the mostest. They know how to throw a PARTY. They always mix in just the right amount of "tradition" (ladder golf tournaments, beer margaritas - served via a jug by Collin out on the corner where we watch the Blue Angels fly, shotgunning beers on the back deck...) and always have a great group of people to mingle with. This year, there were several new additions to the group (babies!) which was fun.
We weren't sure how long we would be able to stay, but made the wise decision to bring Ben's pack and play and monitor, so when the time came, down he went for a nap in the basement bedroom. Yes! We were able to stay a LOT longer than we thought!
I would have the say the only part of the day that Ben wasn't quite ready for was the Blue Angels. Every time one roared by, Ben would let out a terrified cry. Greg quickly took him back to the house to hide. We are hoping in a year or two he will understand just how cool they really are!
And yesterday, by far the HOTTEST day of the year we have had, Ben took two of his longest naps ever. I think it was the heat, but I also think he was still wiped out from the long day of fun he had on Saturday.