Little signs of a new season are starting to arrive late in September. Â Some leaves are changing and a nice cool-er breeze is making is possible to be outside in the morning and late afternoon.
We’ve planted another box garden next to the first one with onions, carrots, spinach and lettuce. The first box has been growing well, but we’ve been fighting off some worms. Â Jay has sprayed with pesticide and has now resorted to bagging the watermelons to keep the bugs out.
:: melon worm we found in a small watermelon
We spent the last week of July at the beach, which is just aboutÂ our favorite place toÂ be as a family. Â The kids went crazy for the water and dug giant holes in the sand and loved the fact that there were two televisions in the condo, imagine that. During that week, we celebrated our 10 year wedding anniversary and Sean’s 5th birthday. Â He was so very excited to turn 5. Â He is now old enough for the “big kid” side of the YMCA’s kid zone (which he’s been waiting a year for) and he recently learned to ride his bike with only 2 wheels- he is big stuff now!
Jay and I enjoyed a few nights to ourselves and then the rest of the week with the kids and 2 babysitters to give us some time here and there for solo walks on the beach. Â I can’t imagine a better place to retreat to than those white sandy beaches of St. Augustine!