Sunday, August 10, 2008

Summer Fun!!

Its been H-O-T here the past few weeks! We've had nearly 20 days over 100 degrees so far this summer. The normal for the entire year is 12! Its been hotter here lately than in Phoenix! And when you add the humidity, its just miserable! Our house struggles to stay a "cool" 80 degrees during the day.

So, today, we broke out the sprinkler. Our neighbors had one of these cool sprinklers and we decided we just had to have one. Those two circles spin around as the water shoots out. I wasn't sure how the kids would react as they don't usually like water splashing on their faces (can't imagine which parent they got THAT from! hehehe), but I think the water felt so good they didn't care.

Cailyn did think it was funny to run over and turn the water WAY up so the circles spun so fast I was afraid they were going to break off, and the water was shooting out so high it wasn't even getting on them anymore. But all in all, it was loads of fun...

Until Hannah fell in the mud. I told her it was ok, and we'd rinse off when they were done, that the mud is half the fun. She replied, "But, Mommy, I don't like to be all NASty!"


Rachelle said...

That looks like so much fun! We had a Gotcha Gopher when I was a kid ... also A LOT of fun in the yard on those hot summer days!

Amy said...

Funny how we spend so much time (or at least I do) trying to keep our kids from making messes or being messy, then when a situation like this happens, we wonder why they won't just relax and have fun with it! =)