Big loves being outside:
Bud, looking nervous (he knew I was about to discover he was covered with berry juice from a neighbor's bush):
Ginger, having a great time:
I know this picture's blurry, but I just had to post it. Check out the look on her face:
I love this time of year-- sunburn is less of a worry, the temperatures are cooler (but not too cold yet) so the kids can stay out for longer without getting overheated, the air is crisp, the leaves are turning, I can wear shoes without feeling like my feet are going to overheat and pop like sausages.... As I do every year, I happily say good riddance to summer and welcome all that the lovely fall season has to bring (I can eat soup!).