It's been a tough couple weeks around these parts, with Leo having to rush off to Uruguay to be with his family. The whole routine is out of whack and the girls end up spending a lot more time alone. Unfortunately, Leo's dad passed away, after Leo returned home, and a bit of melancholy seems to permeate daily life, but it also makes us more conscious of all the good things we have.
After two weeks of obligations and stress, the perfect antidote was a trip to the beach.
The drive there revealed the first hints of autumn colors. I bet, in a week or two, the drive will be spectacular.
This shot makes me laugh. Thea was being a wee bit over zealous, trying to grab the frisbee from Leo. He requested that she talk to the hand.
Though, honestly, they really are good girls. Look at how focused they are.
And Thea does a very cute hand shake.
Panda isn't too shabby either.
Leo, though, is incorrigible. As I tried to get a particular shot of Panda and Thea, Leo noticed a rather large wave coming at me. In the first shot, you can see him leaping up to avoid it. I, of course, was too focused on the girls to notice.
Despite Leo's fit of laughter and my sloshy shoes, I managed to get a pretty cute shot of the three of them.
After a lovely day, we wound our way home, stopping at a local farm for a stroll through the pumpkin patch. We'll be making jack-o-lanterns and pumpkin seeds today.
For all the pictures from the trip, click here.