Sunday, September 19, 2010

Sunshine and Shades

Where did September go?  I was sitting outside yesterday, trying to stay warm in the sun, and realized that just one month ago, I was sweltering in the heat.  I've always had a hard time with the end of summer...but, there are a few really fantastic things about fall, though: the crazy football frenzy, of course, plus, we get to start wearing warm, cozy clothes, eating thick chilis and comfort food, and every once in awhile, we get to have a surprisingly beautiful day, with a cloudless blue sky, and just enough heat to stay warm without a coat.

And then winter comes, and makes itself comfortable.  For six months.  And then it really, really sucks.

In any case, last Sunday, the three of us went for a walk by the Mississippi after dinner.  It was a great night, and I was able to get some pictures of Ava, prior to all of the nasty falls she took while running.  She was quite fascinated with all of the blood that came from her knee after one particularly bad spill!  She's a trooper though, she just got up, shook it off, and kept on going!

Our neighbor had a tree pulled out of their front yard, and once the stump was gone, he needed to spread some fresh dirt.  Look at his little helper!

Ava thought it would be fun for everyone to wear sunglasses one night.  I particularly enjoyed seeing Scott wearing her tiny little Tinkerbell shades!  Only a little girl, who has Daddy completely wrapped around her finger, could get Scott to do this.

For the millionth time...Darla is SUCH a good dog!

Intensely focused on Phineas and Ferb.

This kid has great dental hygiene - she'd walk around with a toothbrush all day if we'd let her!  Here we were getting ready to take her to her first booya - very important to have clean teeth there!

Time to go back outside and relax in the sun!


Typical Suburban Family said...

I can't even imagine chilly fall weather right now. I want to, but it's hard when it's still in the mid 90's here. UGH! We absolutely roasted and were covered in sweat today at the Atlanta Art Festival. I'm in denial of the heat though and I still made baked ziti for dinner and am sipping hot apple cider right now :-) Such cute photos of Ava. Love them!!

Lisa said...

Don't you just love watching them run around on walks on their own?!? Dylan has been telling me, "Mom, I gotta run" when we are getting ready to head out for our walks.

LOVE Scott in the Tinkerbell sunglasses! That's a great look for him!

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