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We had corn-on-the-cob at Jay and Sheila's home in Florence, MA.

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Even Mikkah chipped in to help with the husking.

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Liam took a turn around the complex on a tricycle.

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Gretchen helped make the iced tea for our picnic.

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Scott, Polleen, Xann, Yar, and Zyleen arrived for the picnic.

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Liam snoozed.

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Xann likes to climb trees.

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Sometimes nerve-wrackingly high.

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He likes to climb play structures too.

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The kids really enjoyed the (icy cold) water play space.

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Then we went on a train ride.

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He who smelt it...

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And then we did a round of mini golf.

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We made it 11 holes (out of 18) before quitting for drinks, cookies, and watermellon.

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And then we went out for some awesome pizza.

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These are pictures from the next day around Jay and Sheila's neighborhood.

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Jay designed these outdoor lighting fixtures (which still need to be "wrapped").

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Liam thought the sandbox was most excellent.

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Back home in our own castle at last!

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These black-eyed susans were part of the landscaping on the mini-golf course, aren't they spectacular?