The summer has been passing us by far too quickly. I am already noticing that the days are much shorter. Our cottonwoods each have a few yellow leaves beginning to pop up. Yesterday I even noticed that the squirrel who lives in the tree in our front yard has started to make his (her...who cares squirrels are genderless and terrifying to me) nest in our tree, as evidenced by the mess of leaves and twigs dumped in the driveway.I think that swift passing of summer is due, in large part, to Elise's arrival and the ensuing baby fog that is just starting to lift. So now we are trying to soak up this last month or so before the Wyoming winds start to pick up and carry in the fall weather. Last night we went for a nice family walk through our neighborhood and then hung out in the backyard until the sun set.
Bumblebee tried her hardest to play with a Frisbee in spite of her cone. For the record she has only a small mystery wound on her back hip, but she is an obsessive licker so the cone becomes a necessity.
So we decided to bring the Frisbee play to her.
We wandered around the yard. Cordelia ate some vegan coconut vanilla ice cream and picked a couple of grape tomatoes from the garden.
Eric and I passed around Elise as we took turns playing and just hanging out in the near perfect evening temperatures.
I can't help but soak in these days that are so few in our lives. Our young family complete, healthy, happy and together.