Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Saying Goodbye To Summer

Today is our last day....tonight is "Sneak A Peak" at school....a trip to the neighborhood pool.....a big Cajun Meatloaf and Crash Hot Potato dinner...and then the bus arrives tomorrow morning. We have a 3rd grader. Can that be right?

Carter is excited....he genuinely enjoys learning, so the start of school is always welcome. Love that kid.

I'm dreaming of cooler temperatures, as you can imagine. Forecast shows highs in the 80's for the next couple of weeks and even a 77 in there, too! Sounds good to me. I can't wait for our patio to become a dining room again....early fall dinners under the trees with 7:00 bedtimes shortly after.

The bird baths will dry up and pumpkins will take their place. Pumpkins everywhere. I'm giddy just thinking about it.

Always a sign of summer ending......the locusts shedding their shells. They are creepy fun, aren't they?

Here is one fresh out of his old skin. I will miss their singing come fall....reminds me of southern Louisiana. Do you have them where you live? Most people tend to feel annoyed by them. Lainey is horrified of them. Carter brings them inside. To each, his own!

I was happy to see my sweet potato vine growing again. For months, I had only twigs.....some critter had been feasting on both the limey green and purple varieties.

Most of my pots are out of control and growing like mad.

Time for mums, don't you think? Orange and crimson red....even contrast with the pumpkins, of course. :)

Back tomorrow with first day of school pictures. Stay tuned!


Heather said...

awwe - I can't believe y'all start school tomorrow. We don't start until the 24th. I'm not ready for structure and homework.

I love the sound of locusts - because it means summertime!!!

Can't wait to see 1st of school pics of handsome Carter!

FROGGITY! said...

the summer just


i can't believe it. have a happy 1st day of school!!!

merrilee said...

Must have the recipe for cajun meatloaf. . . sounds delicious! Can't believe Carter is going to be a 3rd grader. . . he is officially a "big kid".

The Rand's said...

Good luck to Carter on his first day of third grade! Know he'll make tons of friends in his class.

The Rand's said...

Good luck to Carter on his first day of third grade! Know he'll make tons of friends in his class.

If the shoe FITZ said...

So exciting! Can't wait to hear all about the 1st day of school!

Tammy said...

hey casey... good luck with the first day of school. Can't wait to see the pics... I LUUUUVVV your new header. Your beach pics turned out fabulous.... how did you do that header?

The Jones Family said...

Good luck tomorrow Carter! Give him bigs hugs from me and tell him T said he misses him.

Can't believe it's that time already, and our babies are no longer babies. :(

Call me after you get situated; can't wait to see first day pics

The Lenzers said...

WOW I can't believe school starts already. We still have 2 more weeks...and many more weeks of heat! Now I see why you are so fond of moving west and north-ha! And a 3rd grader-don't you feel old?! Can't wait to see the pictures from today. So what is this potatoe dish?

Coco said...

Love the pots. Mine are dying of heat stroke.

Still can't believe school starts already....

Clare said...

Good luck to Carter on his first day at his new school!

Your post made me very excited for fall and cooler weather! I'm not a big fan of the heat either, especially by the end of summer.

Your family picture on your header is great.

Dee Stephens said...

Ahh.. the start of school. I always dreaded it.LOL! seriously though.
And hey! what about the start of football season!? YAY!!

Monica said...

I am so ready for the Fall too. I can't believe school is starting already. I always loved the first day of school too. As for the locusts...I hear them loud and clear at my parent's house in North Dallas, but I don't hear them at all in Frisco. Weird.

Life in BH said...

I personally love the end of summer, and the arrival of fall. I love sweater weather and going to the cider mall. And school starting. This is a great post!!

How do you make Cajun meatloaf? Sounds yummy!