The outdoor market was bustling with local vendors; there was everything from adult snowcones to handcrafted jewelry. Theo, however, went straight for the pumpkins. “We haven’t carved one yet this year,” he said with a grin. “I think today should be the day.”
Liam and I lay in the hammock and enjoyed the nice weather as the sun went down and it got increasingly cooler. “It’s getting chilly but I don’t want to let this moment end,” he said and hugged me tighter.
Theo and I had just finished our weekly route through our favorite farmer’s market when he stopped at the last booth and bought some flowers. “Here’s something extra for you,” he smiled. “I couldn’t resist.”
Although it wasn’t even 7:00, the heavy clouds and impending rainstorm made it look like it was much later. Mitchell and I rushed from the car to the house. “We’re not going to get anything done tonight,” Mitchell said. “This is cuddle weather.”
I rolled over in the sunlight peeking through the curtains and was shocked by how late I’d slept. “I didn’t want to wake you,” Noah, who had been quietly reading next to me, said. “But now that you’re awake, why don’t I make us breakfast?”
As the sun started to go down and the sand cooled, I asked Daniel if he was ready to go back to the beach house. “I guess,” he said sadly. “I just don’t want to admit summer is coming to an end. We’ve had such an amazing time.”