This morning there was a hint of fall in the air. I snapped these shots while I was out for my morning walk with Cassie. It seems that summer is quickly coming to a close and I'm trying to make the most of each day left.
But last night summer was still in full swing as we celebrated Chelsea's 14th birthday with a bunch of her friends. We spent most of the day Saturday setting up, preparing, and organizing the evening's events. She requested some special-effect lighting and loud dance music, so my husband did his best to accomodate. He worked frantically to connect speakers to our various digital music sources and hung black lights outside under our upper deck for this fun splash-drumming activity with fluorescent (washable) paint. If big smiles, big messes and loud noise are any indication, then this turned out to be quite a successful party! About ten girls spent the night downstairs in our family room so the fun went on for a long time.