Monday, August 25, 2014

Not So Hot

Today was the day. We finally had some nice hot weather in the forecast. Hot and humid with a high of close to 90. 
Yes!

Unfortunately, the entire day was filled with thunderstorms.
Boo.

I guess we just weren't meant to get in a lot of swimming this summer. Now I'm REALLY thankful that I dropped everything and took the kids on the only two hot days we had back in July. Just to make myself feel a little better I dug through some of our photos from last month.

It wasn't as hot as we'd have liked but it didn't stop these guys from plowing into the chilly water.
They kids are far tougher than I and lasted all day in the water that I could barely stick a toe in.
When they got too chilly they warmed up by building sand castles.
It all worked out.

And even though this summer wasn't hot enough for swimming we did set up the sprinkler a number of times.
The kids made up games (drip, drip, splash!) and created their own waterslide on the playset.
A few times they even got some treats afterwards.
It may not have been the hottest summer but we managed to squeeze in a little bit of wet summer fun anyway.

School is exactly one week away and though we may not be swimming our way out of summer we will be doing everything possible to eke out the very last drop of golden, summer goodness.

7 comments:

Cheri @ Blog This Mom!® said...

It looks like you're getting every drop of golden, summer goodness!

betty said...

It does look fun with all the water play though! The summer did go by way too fast I think!

betty

Tabor said...

All of the children here are back in school. Swimming pools closed and museums quiet and water parks dead. I still have a small grandchild this week, but no many places to take him!

Bijoux said...

I miss those days of Popsicles outside.....sigh

Elaine Alguire said...

I love it when they make up their own games like that! That lake looks great! Makes me think of how cold the one in Canada is! :)

Glad the kids got to have some water fun.

Elaine Alguire said...

I love it when they make up their own games like that! That lake looks great! Makes me think of how cold the one in Canada is! :)

Glad the kids got to have some water fun.

Wisconsin Girl said...

Summer just doesn't seem like summer without lots of swimming days when you have kids! But it looks like you guys had lots of water fun anyway:)

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