Happy 9th to the grand-twins

Emily and I helped celebrate Hunter and Brayden's 9th birthday Friday with a pool party, which is pretty much the only way to do an outdoor kid's birthday party in June.

That's Hunter on top and Brayden on the bottom, despite the fact that Brayden is taller (for the moment).

Did I mention the pool part?

When you're about to turn nine, opening presents is a group activity. There were adults there too, but our group activity was hamburgers and German potato salad.

It's always better with ... Batman.

Bonus video! If it works.

Emily and I gave them a telescope -- always good to keep your eyes on the stars.