And then there is the weather, slated to barely top 80 for the next ten days with night-time temperatures dropping into the 50's. At least these last few blissful days of free time can be filled with lots of outdoor play.
With the dropping degrees comes a desire to turn back to my mainstay hot coffee in the morning. But oh, iced coffee you have been so good to me for the last month! Happy concentrate sitting in my refrigerator just waiting to be poured over ice each morning, followed by a splash of milk...or if I'm feeling reckless I don't shake the jar and pour the cream off the top instead. So pretty as it swirls together, so delicious. So easy it's a good thing I made it decaf because I've been drinking multiple glasses a day.
I'm savoring these last days of summer; hanging out in the hammock with my boys after dark, snuggling and reading, the last few trips to the park. Soon they'll be heading off to school again, childhood passing one year after another. Like summer it is gone all too quickly.