The kids are gone, and I am having some much needed alone time at the moment. The weather is getting cooler and it felt good to be outside today. We ( the girls and I ) sat outside in the front yard and had school, and then lunch. Later, when it was dark, we were driving across town, and the girls were playing some kind of game, and my youngest daughter said "Hey, stop the game and look outside. The city lights are so beautiful!" I just thought how cool it was that she would stop in the middle of a game to notice the lights of the city. She is only five. What five year old takes time out to smell the roses? You can learn a lot from a kid.