summer is almost over. school has started and already my mind has switched gears from wanting to float in the pool to daydreaming of buying new school supplies. nosegays of wildflowers are replaced by bouquets of freshly sharpened pencils, and i've already started lighting my pumpkin spice candle in anticipation of fall.
the boys enjoyed their summer, but i think they've got the fall bug, too. i've already been informed of costume choices for this year's harvest festival (viking for ilya, garden gnome for sashka).
if only it actually got colder in the fall here. alas.