We (mostly) finished the pond in time for Ella’s birthday party last weekend – hooray! She wanted to start her day with birthday waffles, which is frankly a great idea. A lot of friends and family joined us to celebrate, and we had lovely weather. It was awesome, and exhausting. I think it’s been too long since we’ve thrown a party – we’re totally out of the habit.
We still have finishing touches to add to the pond – plants, the pump and skimmer, the water-heating setup for the hot tub (yeah!). But the major, back-breaking work is done, and we’ve gone swimming almost every day. Feeling very very lucky.