Surprise! Casey notices his friends are waiting on the beach!
Then, in May, Casey had an accident that put him in the hospital when he was hit on a bike by a cab driver. We were terrified and felt so lucky that he survived. Now everyone wanted to celebrate him even more. Everyone was crazy happy to be at his summer "birthday."
Our little group of friends and kids
Jon, Kevin, and Casey
There were lots of people there, though my photos all focus on our little group of friends. We had tons of good food and drinks, and since it was a family party, we chased the kids frolicking on the beach. Getting our kids together was one of the best parts. Laurel, Oliver, and James haven't played together since last summer. And since Ben is new to the party, Laurel and Oliver had never met him before. Granted, Ben can't exactly "play" yet, but at least all the kids were in the same place at the same time. It's a good start.
Oliver and James enjoying beach toys in the sand
Jon, Ben, and Kevin enjoying some beers together
Becky taking James to play in the ocean- his favorite!
Oliver is king of the beach
James can get up, but he can't get back down without Dada
Oliver being hilarious- James started doing this at home
The beach in Swampscott is beautiful. The sand is soft and the ocean is gentle. The view is amazing. We walked along the beach and sat by a bonfire. It was a really nice way to celebrate our friend. Thank you guys for a lovely visit. We love you, Casey!
Casey thanking Victoria for throwing the surprise party
Casey and Kevin have been best friends since they were 6
Magic hour in Swampscott