Monday, September 14, 2015

Summer Sizzles to an End

As the days of summer vacation counted down to a sad end we managed to squeeze in last bits of fun.  Once again we waded through traffic and heat to see the Blue Angels perform over Lake Washington.

 We took a last beach day with a friend along...

We visited the Harbor one last time.  Uncle Jacob and Aunt Emily were at Grandpa and Grandma's that weekend as well, so we got some more special time with Ollie.

 And we visited The Compound in the Woods (hehe) so that I could have some chat time with Sarah and so that the two Nora(h)s could have some play time together.  Nora up, Norah down....
 And Nora down, Norah up!
 The two little guys who will someday be best friends played nice at first.  But Henry quickly took it to fight mode as the visit wore on.  Someday he'll learn to play nice, right????
 And finally, finally, one day the weather man told us that the days of constant sunshine and upper 80's were coming to a close.  We didn't really believe him because we'd been living it for so long.  But, we packed up the car and raaaaan to the beach that night just in case.  As we left for home after our swim and the sun set in a heart achingly beautiful way, I just sat there watching the kids throw rocks at the water and call to the ducks.  "Drink it in, self" I said "and save it for some November or January day when you really need it!"  I almost felt like crying.  I knew the kids would be starting school in five short days.  I knew change was coming.  And I knew I was powerless to stop it.  So, we stayed five more minutes and soaked in the beauty.
 The sun gave us one amazing good bye wave...
and then it was gone.