Friday, June 20, 2008

Summer Fun

I meant to be better about this whole blogging thing, really. The last two weeks have been rather hectic, not the laid back summer days I had hoped for. We had family visiting, the girls' dance recital, and then daily swim lessons for both the girls. Also, I managed to volunteer to help with our church's vacation Bible school each evening this week and juggling swim lessons, nap times and all the other "stuff" life throws us. Today I finally uploaded almost 200 pictures from my camera, and I took a breather, reminiscing on the fun that happened just before things got hectic.

Those in the South and other hot, humid areas would probably laugh, but earlier this month we were sweltering in the 90's. For those of us in the Northeast, that's not the norm. We're usually in the mid 70's. Being the mom of three young children, I decided we needed some respite from the heat. I'm not one to enjoy going to a water park with my little kids- too stressful. Trust me, with a 5, 3, and 1 year old I would not get my "money's worth" out of an overpriced water park that they can only play in a small area. So I got the bright idea that I would bring the water park home for a fraction of the price. On a very hot, sunny afternoon I picked up a sprinkler at Wal-Mart and I hooked it up with our slide set.

Perfect, right?

The kids were thrilled and I envisioned exhausted children going to sleep early while my husband and I relaxed and enjoyed an evening with no interruptions. I got them all dressed, lathered up with sunscreen, and out the back door. I turned on the water, and listened to the screams of joy that lasted until my five year old asked me, "Mommy, is there ice in our water?" Apparently even though it's horrendously hot here, the ground is still not thawed out. I even stepped in, and she was right. The fun lasted for about 30 minutes, but they did sleep pretty well, albeit they were rather cranky.


Wiwi W said...

it's very nice life and beautiful story:)

wiwi w

jeanetta said...

did the water actually freeze?! thats weird if it did. lol.

Jerusalem said...

Oh what fun! We have a little pool at back that we have been enjoying...wish it was a big one! Of course temps have been cooler than normal down here. Only 85 yesterday - and with a cool breeze!
We are thinking of coming to visit in October - think you will still be in PA?

Sarah said...

No, the water didn't freeze, but it felt like ice water- BRRRR! The same was true for Colorado, just very cold coming out of the ground. I need to rig something out of the kitchen window and have warm water coming out. Just too much work :)