The power was out, but the kids didn't care.
I brought a light summery home-brewed beer: Watermelon Wheat. It was a hit, Grady approved (by touch not taste), and we have decided it will make a great annual tradition.
Violet was swimming earlier, but only brought one swim diaper, so she settled for splashing her feet in the pool.
All in all, it was a success. The beer was consumed, the cake was awesome, and Grady turned one.
Cora even spent some time with me (and gave her parents a break), in the swing, moving at speeds too rapid for the iBuddy.