We met them quickly in the winter, but once the snow started to melt and we started spending more time outside, we realized how well we all get along. We now spend most of our weekends outside with the kids playing and the adults chatting and doing yard work.
Our houses seem to be the "hub" on the street and other neighbours/kids often end up over to join us. Saturday was a beautiful day. The kids kept asking to have a water fight, and we finally agreed. M (neighbour) put the hose on and they started running under it, then Mr. J and Mr. K started collecting their water guns (we have way more than we need, but they are all different sizes and have different specs). We ended up with 6 kids outside, and they had a water fight for over an hour. No electronics, no fighting, no "we are bored". Just plain fun.
It was so spontaneous and FUN. I think my favourite part of the entire weekend was watching them run around and listening to the squeals and laughter. Hearing kids being kids. While it may not truly be "summer" yet, I can't wait to see how much fun they all have together over summer vacation and to be a part of all the wonderful memories they are making.