October 22, 2012

Last Taste of Summer


There's no question that fall should be celebrated, we all love rust colored leaves, tights and sweaters, pumpkin everything... but boy oh boy is there something to be said for one last shot at throwing on those sandals and soaking up the warm sun.
 
As if 70 degree temps wasn't gift enough, we were treated to this final summer kiss on a Saturday- that's some kind of crazy luck! We decided to head to the Head of the Charles, a big regatta on the river with lots of boats, crowds, and action to enjoy.
 
Little Smith was particularly in love with all the acorns which he rolled and danced around in. {During a recent day full of tantrums we resorted to watching Happy Feet and he's been trying to dance like that penguin ever since... the acorns were just what he needed to get his slide on.}
 
We finished the day by smuggling out some acorns and strolling to our favorite veggie cafe for an early dinner. Little Smith has recently been 'a handful' out at restaurants with our friends, and wouldn't you know, when no witnesses are there to see it, he was a perfectly charming dining companion (honest!). We drove home with windows open to drink in that warm air.
 
Of course we also went to sleep with every window open and woke up to a much chillier morning. That's okay, we do love you fall. Thanks for giving me one last crack at those sandals.

15 comments:

  1. I'm sorry that I've been so terrible at commenting lately! I'm still faithfully reading + loving all of your posts :) Your pictures are, as always, so beautiful. We're sleeping with the windows open tonight! xoxo, eliza

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    1. Oh not at all! I always appreciate all comments but it's so tough to find the time for me too, reading is equally appreciated- thanks! Jealous of your warm nights :)

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  2. Love the pics and wish we´d have it so warm here as you seem to have it in these photos. Love your outfit as well!

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  3. Lovely words and photos Lilly. I used to row and this brings back lots of memories! My boy (3) wears red Salts...they rock :)

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  4. The best of both worlds-- a little burst of warm sun with all the colors of fall! Just gorgeous--

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  5. What a backdrop - your pictures remind me of the Cambridge & Oxford boat race each Spring.

    Nina x

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  6. How cute about the acorns! We're about to have some 80 temps here this week. And then it's supposed to plummet to the 40s, so I think I'll soak in the last of summer, too!

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  7. Oh gosh, that sounds so perfect. Glad you had such a nice weekend :)

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  8. Your weekend sounds lovely. I do love fall as well, but love soaking up those random warm days that usually get thrown into the mix. :)

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  9. Wow! I was scrolling through the pictures realizing that W was wearing short sleeves so I figured you guys got a break! Funny, we had gorgeous weather in the 70's as well this weekend. I enjoyed it too. Plus, you still get the benefit of beautiful fall light and foliage. Perfect combination if you ask me! Love your red Saltwater's too!

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  10. So sweet! I love fall too. Kids have a tendency to be on the best behavior when you least expect it! What do you have planned for your acorns?

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    1. Hmmm- I actually hadn't thought of anything to do with the acorns (I am sadly lacking in decorative type craftiness!), so they're just sitting in a bowl. I'm open to suggestions :)

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  11. I've got to add to my Saltwater collection - love your red ones!
    I agree - it's always fun to enjoy a perfectly warm day outside. Glad you all got to do that AND have a nice civilized dinner! ;)

    xo
    cortnie

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  12. Lovely pictures. So nice to see the crowds out enjoying some warm weather. Love your outfit too, btw. :)

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  13. and how i love my saltwaters. they're the most comfortable ever. your red ones look fab on you.

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