Sunday, August 29, 2010

last August weekend

Even though autumn doesn't officially start for another few weeks, for some reason the last weekend of August feels like a last summer hurrah. Fortunately, the temperatures in our parts cooperated so we could spend most of the weekend outdoors. The kids were even able to spend some time out riding bikes, which steaming hot asphalt has prevented in the last several weeks.

On Saturday morning, we headed over to our favorite local creek (inside of a park), and thanks to a new friend, Finn had his first donut!

Then the kids headed down to the creek to trap water bugs, build dams and splash rocks. Don't you love Finn's desperate grasp on his shorts? He fell into the water almost immediately, which happens nearly every time, then had saggy britches for the rest of the morning.

Finn kept finding gum tree balls and thought they were the coolest thing, except he called them acorns. He needs fall to come around again so he can get straightened out on these things.

The aforementioned rock splashing:

We ate a later Saturday Lunch than usual with some out-of-town friends. We feasted on scrambled eggs, fried potatoes, peppers and onions and the ever-popular cheesy snails.

We desserted on heaping spoonfuls of fresh peaches and the last of the season's blueberries.

After a few minutes playing in the backyard with our friends,

we called it a day.

I hope you had a wonderful last weekend of August!


  1. I bet Finn loved that doughnut!!! :)

  2. ready to get past the heat & the end of august makes me hopeful! glad you had a great weekend!

  3. I wish we had a creek to splash around in. Of course, we live on the water, but it's salty and jelly fishy and a little funky. A fresh, cool, clean creek seems perfect for this time of year!

  4. Looks so fun! We've had a bit of a break in the weather too, atleast where the humididty is concerned. I kind of feel like this part of August is like a prisoners last meal! Especially now that I am working a bit + my big boy is in school. Not having the freedom in our routine that we do now will be a huge change...but I think that it will make us appreciate next summer even more!
    ...and gum tree balls really are the bees knees to a small guy! :)

  5. looks like a wonderful day. Ilove your rock splashing photo, fun:)

  6. That rock splashing picture is so cute. It feels like fall here in Seattle already. The heater is already on!

  7. The park looks like SO much fun! We will have to meet you there some afternoon before it gets to chilly for splashing.


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