“What’s your favorite season?” Lil’ J asked me as we drove home.
“I like summer,” I said. “We can go swimming, and on trips, and play outside and cool off in the water. It’s fun!”
“I like summer too,” she agreed. “But my favorite is fall!”
“Why?” I asked.
“Because it’s still warm but not too hot and daddy can rake the leaves and we can jump in the leave pile and throw them around and stuff,” My new 6-year-old explained. “And it’s close to Halloween, I think.”
“It is.” I confirmed.
Never mind the fact that we don’t have trees with leaves that fall in our yard, or that she’s only jumped in a leaf pile once when she was two. She is Team Fall.
We experimented with chalk paint in the driveway.
And visited an old favorite splash pad in Austin–Butler Park.
I love my city. I sometimes just need to force myself to get out and enjoy it more. Especially with my little ones. We met a couple friends for a play date and I wound up in the water with the kids.
Glad I decided to wear my bathing suit!
More of our summer fun activities and photos over on my Tampico is Color Photoblog.