Island Party 4


Sophie skipped last year’s party but she still fits in the lei she wore to her first Island Party.


Connor and Christine



beautiful pregnant Jenna


Connor and Miles



this year, brave enough to go down the slide


Thanks, Greg and Jenna, for another lovely and generous summer party. And thanks, Jill, for watching Owen and James for us. On a side note, it was strange, going somewhere, just the three of us. It was like old times. I didn’t like it more. I didn’t like it less. But I liked it. Just like I enjoy taking Owen, on his own, to his physical therapy appointments. I’m beginning to understand the beauty in, and importance of, one-on-one time with each of my children, even though they’re all still so young. And I’m also beginning to realize that more and more of these summer parties will have more and more children—and that’s really fun.

“There shall be eternal summer in the grateful heart.” —Celia Thaxter