It's a long-standing fact that I wilt like a delicate flower in the heat, so we are almost always hiding in the house during the nearly-unbearable peak of the midday heat. Luckily, the girls don't seem to mind right now.
Hiding from the heat in the air-conditioning and watching The Wizard of Oz.
We bought a large inflatable pool for the backyard (big enough for mama to sit in too...yes, we are rednecks!), but so far it has provided more hassle than fun. Why on earth would a pool of that size not have a drain hole in the bottom?? When it's full of water, it is impossible to move, and thus, impossible to empty the water. Since the water doesn't last long here in mosquito paradise, the pool has not seen a lot of action. Jeremy keeps suggesting we look at putting in an a real pool or a nice above-ground, but I'm not convinced yet. Though I confess I did google prices on one of the hottest days last week!
We may hide from the heat of the day, but when the shadows grow longer and the sun starts to sink a little further in the sky, we are ready to get outside for a little action. This past weekend, the girls and I went to a summer kickoff party at a friend's house, where they had a great time splashing in the pool (a real, inground one, hallelujah!), jumping on the trampoline, and being chauffeured around with their buddy, E.
Don't you love his fake smile?
Our town also opened a brand-new splash park last week, and it has been a huge hit with the kids around here. We finally went last night, after I got off work so it wasn't quite as crowded or hot. It took a few minutes to warm up, but Addison quickly decided she loved it. She was all over the place, bravely sticking her head down in the cool spray of the water attractions. Mackenzie was not as sure, darting on the outskirts of the mist before asking to go next door to the dry playground. I am hopeful she will warm up a little more next time, and it will definitely be a place we frequent this summer!
My sister has been here since we got home from vacation a couple of weeks ago, and the girls have loved spending time with their Aunt Laura Jo. We will be sad to see her go next week, but hope to see her again before she moves to Louisiana sometime in August. I want to share all about what she will be doing next year, hopefully in an upcoming post.
So, has summer made it to you yet? Do you love the sunshine and heat of the day, or do you thank the good Lord for air-conditioning like I do? I am trying to plan some fun stuff for us this summer...what's on your must-do summer list?