This year was exceptional, I am not sure why. Maybe it was the incredible hot summer days with really warm long evenings that made it so special. Or just the fact that this year everything just worked well. The kids are older and more independent, not only when it comes to play but also more mature in what to eat and when. The days rolled on without obstacles, food melt downs or sugar crashes. Even though ice cream was on the daily menu as well as sweets and coffee bread, cookies and chips. And Jay's food of course... I have to say I thank my lucky star to have been blessed with such a talented cook as a husband. I've learned so much about food and cooking and I have grown to love food more than I ever did before meeting him. Nothing beats a great dinner with loved ones.