Last night we hosted the annual National Night Out block party for the second year in a row. Once again we were blessed with some fantastic weather! Considering the heat wave we dealt with most of the summer, mid 80s felt perfect!
As usual, it was an evening filled with potluck food, drinks and great conversation! A first for this year? I asked all of the kids to decorate their bikes/wagons/scooters so we could have a mini parade around the neighborhood. I was psyched when the big kids (middle school and older) joined in on the fun! No one was too cool for the parade!
When they arrived they stated that they knew they needed to stop by because we were their rowdiest bunch last year – a fact that didn’t surprise any of us in the least!
The air was filled with the sounds of adults happily enjoying a drink with friends, the screams & laughter of kids as they played tag in our back yard, and the contented coos of our newest six week old neighbor. All in all, a wonderful night!
As the evening turned into dusk – everyone slowly packed up their things and headed home. We are very lucky to live on such a friendly block – where everyone knows everyone and the kids are able to run free between yards. After a tie for a win for best block party across our city last year – we’re hoping that we can pull off a solo win for 2012!