It's been hot this week. Really hot. The kind of hot that your hair instantly frizzes when you walk out the door. The kind of hot where your makeup runs when you leave the house. The kind of hot where walking to the mailbox produces a sweaty glimmer on your face. The kind of hot where unless you are swimming, you are not outside!
Since most kids are still in school, we enjoyed a quiet and air conditioned morning at Plaza Fiesta. My previous visits have included multitudes of children scouring the place. Not this time. I think I counted 17 people total. Much more pleasant that the couple of hundred loud and rambunctious and sweaty kids that are usually there.
Hey - now there's a thought!
We spent another morning staying cool inside with friends - playing with their toys and making a mess at their house. Because seriously, if we're going to chew on things, and if we're going to be loud, and if we're going to dump everything out, it may as well be in the company of friends!
Forget PB&J or Spaghettios. How about a taco buffet? With sixteen kids and eight moms, this was a win for everyone.
So even though it's not nearly as fun, we've spent plenty of time staying cool by splashing in our yard. I was assigned the duty to rate each jump and splash on a scale of one to a million. And in case you're wondering, neither boy scored a million. Not even a 999,999.
In between snacks and jumps, Annalyse got a few splashes in, too. This girl loves the water!
But while my antennae was up and ready for emergency help, I relaxed in the shade with my coffee. I know, hot coffee on a cold day. But I promise, it was good and it was relaxing.