Summer is over and school has started. The last weekend the pool was open we celebrated Emily's birthday early with family and friends, as Emily begged for a pool party. It went well. I made cupcakes for the kids, attempted a cake two times, but had "issues" so bought a cake for the grownups. We grilled burgers and dogs and just hung out. She had a great day, and I think everyone had a good time. I made "ocean water punch", and Dave and I made the cute little Mermaid sign for a decoration. On her actual birthday we will do something as a family :).