We have the sun! At least, I think it was the sun. Bear had me find his sunglasses because it was "too bright" and I had to water the garden under the eaves.
The temperature reached 70 degrees and all the kids of Anchorage, along with a few parents, appeared in backyards and on decks, tentatively making their way out the door with a look of disbelief at our good fortune.
The next door neighbor children coaxed Bear outside for instructions on the proper operation of a water gun. He learned very quickly about rules concerning who to shoot (those with Super Soakers in hand) and who not to shoot (mommies holding a camera, or a beer).
The party really got going once the dads showed up and delivered the news that Uncle Ted is under indictment on seven felony charges. A true super soaking.