I'm in the Phoenix area this weekend. Yesterday was our big family birthday party: the "halfly". We had been doing "quarterlies," where the family gathers four times a year to celebrate the birthdays of that quarter, but it got a little difficult; half the birthdays are in the last quarter. As it was also hard to plan four different events, we decided to go to birthday parties twice a year, thus the "halfly".
Held at my sister's place, the group of us got to break in the use of the swimming pool (very nice!), plus enjoy the use of the media room, with a big screen. There is nothing more fun than being the only adult in a room with two seven-year olds and two two-year olds watching "Star Wars." Man, I was in heaven.
There will be more swimming today and playing with my nephew David's birthday presents, once they get back from church (I'm the problem child who doesn't go to church, well, not if she can help it).
I hope everyone, who lives here in the States, is taking advantage of the holiday weekend.