Friends, were you aware that it is hot outside? I mean, really, really hot. It amazes me how, in July, I think it's hot. And then comes August, and it becomes really and truly, unimaginably hot. When I was still teaching, the whole back to school thing felt criminal in this kind of heat. Shouldn't it have at least the hint of fall in the air when school starts? Of course, if we waited on that around these parts, we might not be starting school until November.
Anyway, since I am pregnant, the heat feels even worse. Like, I couldn't even stand to take Phoebe on a walk at 9am yesterday. I broke a sweat this morning picking tomatoes for five minutes. It's hot. It's humid. It's disgusting. And then it takes me something like six hours to cool down after I've been in the heat. Yuck.
Well, we decided the other night that the best way to beat the heat was with some good old fashioned water play. Michael had worked really hard to make our yard beautiful; it was time to get out there and play in it. Phoebe had a blast splashing and running around with the hose; she even got Daddy soaking wet! (I managed to stay mostly dry until picking up our soaking wet little Critter.) Enjoy some pictures (finally!) of our fun...
By the way, my sweet friend Jenny has informed me that we are going to get some sweet relief from this awful weather soon. According to weather.com, she's right! Upper 80's never sounded so sweet!