Saturday, October 10, 2009

I guess it's not summer anymore

I'm just going to pretend that I have been blogging every week and haven't really missed six weeks...

As I was driving to work yesterday, I had the heater on in the car and the seat warmer. It was 44 degrees outside. I've always thought that October seemed like the coldest month of the year in the midwest. After the warm summer, your blood is still thin and you're not ready for cold weather. Today had a high of 48 degrees and sunny. The sun made it seem warmer, but I still wore my "fall coat." (Growing up in California, I never had a Fall Coat. I just had a coat. Now I have a Fall Coat, a Winter Coat, and a rain coat. I've had my eye on some pretty, bright colored Spring Coats.

So, here's some highlights from the summer...

We never saw the balloons go up in the air because there was either no wind or too much wind, but we did see the Balloon Glow. So beautiful.

While my mom and dad visited, all the men and boys began to build a wooden sail boat. They didn't get it finished, but got a good start.

R, Dad, T, and M enjoy a nice ice cream break.

One of the highlights of going to Shady Shores on Labor Day is watching the moon rise. This night had a great reflection on the Lake Huron.

I can't believe how big my baby is getting. He grew 4 and 3/4 inches last year. He's such a great boy-- so caring, smart, funny, creative, and compassionate. I'm so blessed to have him as my son.

T has done a lot of growing up this past year also. Tonight he looked at me and said, "I like spending time with you mom." I've definitely been blessed with this one too! R and M are camping with the Boy Scouts tonight, so it was just the two of us. We made fondue for dinner as a treat -- cheese fondue with Italian bread and apples for dipping. And, of course, chocolate fondue for dessert with pound cake (my favorite), donut holes (his favorite), strawberries and raspberries for dipping. Yummo! We had a great time, talking and laughing. What fun!


CaliforniaGrammy said...

Forty-four degrees! Brrrrrr-willies! and it's only October . . . brrrrr.

I think your wardrobe isn't complete until you add a bright colored Spring coat.

Great summer pictures, fun family times. Both boys are growing up so fast.

So glad you're back to the weekly blogging. I missed your good stories.

CaliforniaGrammy said...

Fondue - what fun for you and T, I can see the smile on his cute little face! Especially dipping the strawberries.

jennavar said...

I can't believe how fast this summer went. I really think it was the fastest. It sounds like your summer was a blast and loaded with fun memories!

Aunt Patty said...

Good to see this blog, don't know how I missed it. Your boys are growing, that's for sure!! They are darling, handsome boys indeed, I can see why you feel blessed. Hope you'r able to blog more often now that summer is over, and all that fun has slowed down abit. I like hearing about your stuff.