I got a little verklempt this evening cleaning up the yard.
As I picked up the toys, saw the water balloon remnants (biodegradable) , hung up the hammock and stood over the bare spots of grass under the tree where Xander spent so much time this summer I was deeply struck by the knowledge it is one more summer of childhood gone. I think it was a good one.
ok, this is a crap picture but I had to post to capture this moment. this silly marsupial got its self stuck on our fence post. He walked back and forth but could not figure out how to get down off the fence, he finally jumped into the bush bellow made some hilarious squeaks and ran off. The Girl and I must have watched for a good 30 minutes, quality entertainment.