It truly is as if time sped up and the days are just flying past.
Suddenly we are within inches of October and I have barely even registered that September was here . . .
Our days have been packed with activities: violin, swimming, cub scouts, ballet, choir, piano and fencing. There have been long, lazy walks home from school each day, stopping to visit with dogs in backyards or climb trees along the way. There have been many sleepovers, much riding of scooters and plenty of sword play on the front walk. Last Saturday we enjoyed a lovely afternoon of pottery painting with girlfriends.
Life is busy, but good.
Raymond and I had a rare night out with friends, which was lovely, and the chance to meet Neil Gaiman made it all the better.
Lola Gray is doing an amazing job with her music lessons, and is gaining confidence with both the violin and the piano but she is still pining for a guitar of her own. She pulled out Raymond’s to play with the other day, but it’s just a little too big for her.
And our sweet puppy, Pepper, turned one year old! We had a birthday party for him and invited his girlfriend, Bailey. I had really hoped to get a photo of the pups in their party hats, but the dogs were much more interested in wrestling so this was the best I could do.
The ever so subtle promise of autumn has crept up on us this week, and even allowed us to turn off the air conditioner once or twice in favor of open windows and fresh breezes. I can not wait until we are able to keep the windows open all day every day! Meanwhile, we are making plans for Picnic in the Park, the school fall carnival, and Halloween costumes.