Tuesday, September 2, 2008


Even though the weather here does not confirm it, I just get that Fall feeling every year right around now. Since I didn't move to Texas until my sophomore year of high school, I just can't seem shake that feeling I got every year, even as a child, when experiencing the beauty of Fall.

It's like the back to school feeling of buying school supplies and new school clothes that consist of jeans and sweaters in browns and reds and golds. I want so badly to put out some pumpkins and gourds, my autumn wreaths, a pumpkin spice scented candle. I want to put my baby in the stroller and go for a walk and point out the different colors and find some pretty leaves to bring home.

But here we are in Texas where it is probably the hottest its ever been right about now and if we even attempted a walk in the middle of the day we'd both be drenched in sweat before we got off the driveway. And there'd be no pretty leaves to bring home... we'd either have to pluck them green off the tree, or find some dead ones floating around in the street. And wearing a sweater? I'd like to see you try.
Ahh well, I'll leave myself with these images to drool over in my air-conditioned house:

And just look at this little autumn-ready baby boy in his borrowed hats from his "cousin" Isaac. Unfortunately for that big noggin of his, they probably won't fit by the time its actually cool enough to wear them.

Oh well, he'd prefer eating the hat to wearing it anyway!

1 comment:

Teri Dufilho said...

hahahahaha!......that's the cutest look on his face in both of his undersized hats......he is so doggone cute!!......love his little old man look, tucking in his bottom lip......charlie, you are precious!