If you haven’t been made aware before, I’ll go ahead and do it now.  It’s not officially summer until you’ve had a gin & tonic with someone you love, while sitting outside and enjoying the sweet, warm air.  Well guess what, folks?  It’s exactly what we did this weekend.  Boom.  It’s officially summer.  The McKinleys said so.

Obviously if you have a toddler running around with a cape/mask combo then it makes the whole experience a lot sweeter, too.  Even if he was telling you that the soft breeze was “freezing” and he was begging to go inside.  Goodness, child.

In case you ever wondered what face Bennett makes while he’s scolding someone – here you go!  Haha.  He’s probably going to kill me for this.  I snapped it while he was trying to teach Louis that *maybe* jumping around on a set of stone stairs while not paying attention to his footing wasn’t the best idea.  Dads.  What do they know?

Or maybe we were just all in a snarky mood that evening.  Because when I asked Bennett to snap a picture of me in my dress, this was the face I made.  Snarky-snark, snark, snark.

I’m just glad that we’ve been able to say adios to our space heaters for now.  Thank goodness.  Not that I’m looking forward to relying on air conditioners to keep us sane for the next few months…but I guess a trade is a trade.