Excited to start your day you wake up at the crack of dawn,
grab the clothes off the floor, mix matched and smelling like yesterday's baseball, you haphazardly dress yourself.
Baseball cap replaces brushing hair.
"Create a fort out of the abandon chicken pen, or construct a mud slide on the ditch bank?" are part of the serious conversations you partake in while fishing.
Happily you spend hours in the hot sun making a mudslide...
After the sun has set, dripping sweat, talking a mile a minute, telling tall- tales how you don't need a bath, inhaling food like needed air, begging to sleep outside in a tent...you count the remaining days until school will start and sigh... that summer is passing by too fast.
photos: Sacha with his cousins, Sam and Joe, dreaming up ideas after ideas. Telling me often, "Being here in California (with his cousins) is like being in Paradise."