Friday, September 9, 2011

The Last Days of Summer

the last days of summer 

In these last days of summer, as the weather begins to cool and some kids are headed back to school, I was glad to see Josh and the neighbor kids take advantage of one more warm day. As I mentioned at the end of my last post, we recognize the importance of Josh having the opportunity to play with other kids unsupervised as much as possible. At the end of summer when the gates are closed, the road down to the pond across the street is a great place for them to ride bikes without traffic.

the last days of summer 

When Lucy saw all the older kids getting their bikes and helmets on, she was not going to be left behind!

the last days of summer 

I tried to hang back a bit so the kids could have some time to themselves.

the last days of summer 

Lucy and played on the slide and I admired the beautiful light of the late afternoon.


the last days of summer 

Sure enough, I looked over at one point and saw the kids stripping of clothes and heading for the water. Lucy saw them too, and again, she was not about to be left out of the play. We hadn't planned on swimming so no one had suits or towels, but that didn't stop any of them.


the last days of summer 

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