Like all enterprising suburban dads I had a fantastic post xmas pool party. the Beucks (John, Emmy, Brett, Kerry, & Jenna) showed up if full form. Jeff, Jenny, Zaley, & Iris came and had a very good time. Storn and Sharr were there – suprisingly they did not bring swim suits. Jeff & Allie came and were fantastic – still the funniest people that I know. Totally entertaining. We talked together a long time after everyone left about high school friends, lost lives, etc. It was great. I really like Jeff’s amazing knowledge of art and stuff – he remembered the bathroom fixtures from a party we went to years ago – he has some how turned an obsession & passion into a very useful skill set. Something that he not only enjoys but enjoys sharing.
the weather was horrible, but we fought it out & did have great fun swimming with the kids – Zaley has taken swimming classes and is getting very very good. Iris is still very young – I think a month younger then Kate, but has an amazingly good personality. Jeff & Storn argued movies and bickered in the ernie & bert methodology that they perfected years ago.
Sharr was also very commical – he is going to have a son soon so I really enjoyed talking to him about my experiences and stuff.
Allie had gone to the store and bought all sorts of food & was amazing in terms of cooking & serving stuff up.
Sean did not come because of car trouble. Byron and Tania did not show up either. Ideally we will do this again next year – mainly because I really enjoyed it.