a certain 11 year-old, soon to be 12, had only one item on his birthday list this year. a ping pong table. i never even knew that ping pong tables came in a version called indoor/outdoor (despite playing on one for years during my childhood at the local swim and tennis club, weren't they usually made of plywood back then?) but they do, with high quality metal or composite surfaces, and they are awesome. this one is made by kettler and has wheels and folds up and makes its own backboard for single play, etc. we ordered it from a sports shop in the next town over.
so anyway, this was just delivered an hour ago. and our birthday boy doesn't know about it yet. he's having a party here at the house tomorrow, with, as he says, "his tightest buds." organic hamburgers, corn on the cob, and cold stone creamery ice cream cake are on the menu. we can drive to the beach down the road if the boys run out of things to do here. but i don't think they will. water balloon basketball, wiffle ball home run derby, and now ping pong. he's going to be so happy.
have yourself a great weekend, wherever you are. it's the official opening of the summer season in the northern hemisphere. enjoy! xo, g