one of the wonderful things about fall in tennessee, you know, according to moi... is that we tend to have a really lovely start to the fall season. and even once the colors start to change and that crisp feeling arrives in the air... you can usually still sneak in a few more decent lay-out days!!! so, me being the queen of priorities here, i take full advantage of these days. and while other moms are like "let's go to the park! let's go to the zoo! feel that air! let's jump in the car and cruise!" i'm like "hey, let's check the UV, take off our clothes, and park it in the back yard for the afternoon! last chance for tan lines, let's go!"
but also, i have to say, these transitional periods are really the only times of the year when it's even borderline enjoyable to be in our own back yard midday. the rest of the year it's just hot or freezing and we usually find ourselves elsewhere. so. so so so. just recently on one of these loveliest afternoons, i finally taught miss maddo how to drink from the hose! and that's been her latest back yard party trick. that and drowning the plants, or as she so preciously calls it, "watering the garden." please forgive us, little peony plants, i can't have you dying on me!
anyway, i think we've officially had our last and final good bathing-suit day for the year, and we enjoyed all the fluffy frolicking, flower blooming, sun basking, hose drinking time that we could. thank you, glorious october!! thank you, beautiful tennessee! it's a really good fall so far.