Mom was in the kitchen making potato salad, Kathy and Bernard went shopping with a big long list, Scott and Anne went on a date to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland -- with a promise to be super duper cleaner uppers upon their return, a promise they made good on. Tom, Dave, and Jerry did some outside work, put up a tent, and used the tractor and wagon to round up picnic tables from hither and yon (hither being our barn and yon being the neighbors house. We've got great neighbors.).
After a job well
done started, a little rest in the sun is in order.
...But hey guys, go get those tables.
Cousin time -- board games! The littlest cousin isn't playing board games, she's in the pool with a friend that we borrowed for the day. Later the big girls included the little girls and they all goofed around figuring who was and who wasn't smarter than a fifth graders.
And there's still kitchen work to be done...
All in all it was a very full, fun day of preparation.
Many hands did indeed make light work.