It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood....

We have spent every single day outdoors.  Kerri plays with the neighbor kids, I bring out crafts and food, and in the afternoons and evenings, the grown-ups sit on my lawn chairs and we talk (over a Citronella candle to keep the bugs away).  If it rains, we just bring out the umbrellas!  When it gets dark, out come the flashlights, on come the porch lights, and it just goes on and on until the yawning starts.

We are enjoying the final weeks of summer before school starts.  Autumn is in the air.  And we are planning our last pot luck dinner (and movie!) night together for the block.  It has been a wonderful summer, and we have really bonded as a community on this block - and welcomed new neighbors into the noisy group.  I hope that someday, when our kids are older and too busy, they can look back at their carefree summers with fond memories of childhood antics and laughter.

We are planning our last road trip this summer to attend one of the biggest fairs in Canada, and meet up with our friends Kerri, Jeff and their girls.  They just celebrated their wedding anniversary, and we will be celebrating our wedding anniversary on the trip.  I can't think of a better way to end the summer - with the girls enjoying the rides and activities - and each other!  And with us spending quality time with lovely friends. 

Tomorrow we are throwing a little dinner party for sweet Catherine, who is turning 24!  Nana and I are in cahoots, and we will be surprising her with a cake. 

And that's about all that's going on around here. It has been a wonderful summer, and now I am looking forward to Autumn with Kerri.  We can't wait to rake leaves into a pile and jump into it!

Life with Kerri has fun every season.