We had fun this afternoon. The brother-in-law called and invited us to go to the park. So we all piled into the van (including Impulse, the dog who's less excitable and better behaved in public), met them at the park, and let our collective six children run around for an hour or two. We also shared a bucket of fried chicken (except for Impulse, who gave us sad eyes about it, but who was consoled by a few bites of Golden Oreos). It was a beautiful day, and everyone had fun.