The summer has gone by in what can only be described as a blur. Briar starts school on Thursday, Avery is speaking in paragraphs and Finley is sleeping through the night. Yesterday we celebrated a milestone: a run. We loaded Bri in the single jogging stroller, while Ave and Fin rode together in the double. Armed with iPods and water we ran block after block, passing through the neighborhoods in ways we’ve never been able: together.

Briar beamed, Fin kicked and Ave squealed. After a while, as we found our rhythm, they slept. And Sean and I reveled in the freedom to just run and watch and experience.

Can you remember the last time you did that?