Today I am grateful for this unexpected nice weather. It has been in the 70s for the past four days, and while it does get dark early, it is still totally lovely when I take the dogs out at 10 pm.
We've been making the most of it. Vivi is becoming very interested in plantlife...future botanist, perhaps?
Or...uh...future vegetarian. Hm.
I cannot help but think though, that these are our halcyon days, not just weather-wise. Once it finally gets cold, the next time it will be nice enough to go outside in short sleeves, Vivi will be a different kid. She may be long past the toddling stage, able and desiring to walk around under her own power instead of being carried. She'll be able to do stairs and climb into her castle unaided. She will be almost two!
We've spent our summer out on the porch and the drive way soaking up the sun, learning to walk and talk by observing her very big world. NOT LOOKING FORWARD TO BEING TRAPPED INSIDE. Damn you, pending snow!