An old friend (and former boss) had us over for a BBQ today so that our wives and kids could meet. It was five kids under six, and yes, it was a bit loud. We had a fine meal and a relaxed time. Toronto doesn't seem to be the sort of place where people get together frequently enough, but it still happens.
On the way over, we stopped at the LCBO for a couple of bottles of wine. Oddly, the fellow ahead of me in the queue was returning two bottles with the wine still in them—he wanted, and got, refund!