Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Once Upon a Hot Summer Day

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It has been HOT here, as in super, duper, not wanting to go outside at all, HOT!!  This is just a snippet of what we do when it is too hot in the summer….

We moved the water table underneath the deck.  It is nice a cool down there and it is perfect place to play in the afternoon.  Especially when I let the kids have access to the hose, buckets, sponges, and pretty much anything else that can get them sopping wet.

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We also spent the day with cousin Sammy visiting the Children’s Museum.  It was so fun!  We dug for dinosaur bones, hooked up mufflers, played with scarves and drove in an ambulance.  Another one to check off the summer bucket list!

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Group shot on top of the dinosaurs…Cousin Love!!

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What is better than Coldstone on a HOT day?? Can’t really think of anything!  It was fun to torture Chris with these photos while he was outside working.  He LOVES Colstone more than me probably, and there isn’t one close to our house.  He was a little bit jealous!

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Aunt Annmarie came down for a visit over the 4th of July.  She brought her daughter’s old Fisher Price play house.  Let’s just say that it has been a huge hit over here!  Thanks Aunt Annmarie!

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We have also been crafting up a storm.  Perler Beads are the lasted obsession.  Bradley has recruited Chris and I to sort colors while he creates masterpieces.  I found this great huge bead board that is clear at Joann Fabrics.  I also found a booklet with 100 different projects.  You just lay them beneath the board and you can make all kinds of things.  Very fun!

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Then when we get really bored, we just dress up in funny hats or take random trips to the grocery store for entertainment.  Stay cool people!

4 comments:

Jenny said...

The heat has been keeping us indoors as well! But, it sounds like you have kept the kiddos busy!

laura said...

we've been doing a lot of that stuff around here too. we hit the playground early morning, but post naps, we are done for the day. lots of playtime on the porch under the ceiling fans...i must check out those perler beads. i think syd would love them!

Lindsay said...

You guys have been having fun despite the weather!! whew it has been hot! We had a blast at the children's museum! That perler board is awesome.. where did you find the designs? Sammy is into them now too!

amanda said...

what would we do without water tables and childrens museums and ice cream?!?!

gotta love summer :)