In the afternoon John's cousin Brian and family came over for dinner and play time. The kids haven't seen each other since christmas we concluded, and between the five of them I don't think the giggling and squealing ever stopped for even a few minutes all afternoon and evening long. The overall volume level was at a constant "11".
While Erin and Allison occupied the swings for a while I played goalie in front of the new net and took photos as Kate and the boys tried to score. Jacob is nearly 7 and kicks accurately, and HARD. It actually was very challenging to play defense against him.
Before and after dinner there was a lot of chasing, and tackling, and scenes like this: