The boy next door had a birthday party this afternoon. Kai and I were out playing when he was attracted by the sound of mirth and commotion in the adjacent back yard.
Like a shot, Kai was off to investigate and ingratiated himself into the group project of making "squirrel soup" in the sandbox. We get along well with our neighbours, otherwise I'd have been rather mortified. Outdoor play was followed by an offer of birthday cake and an improvised treat bag. I left for a few moments to get Rei from the school bus and she joined in the antics.
I give thanks for generous and gracious neighbours. Speaking of which, there was a realtor's mini-van in front of our house this afternoon.