Sunday, July 16, 2006

Dog days of summer


Z-C (in the shades)- M

Wow! It has been so hot this summer. We are finding ourselves going outside to play VERY early in the morning or after dinner each night. When we do go outside, we always try to involve water to help cool down.........kiddie swimming pools, sprinklers, water sprayers at the zoo. I am posting one picture of our kids playing in a kiddie swimming pool with their new friend Gaines. We spent the afternoon of July 3rd with my oldest and dearest friend from high school and her family and as you can see, the kids quickly found a way to cool down. They finished the afternoon with a nice juicy watermelon too!

The second picture is of the kids playing in one of 2 mud puddles that were left after a very brief rain shower. It was so hot, the puddles were actually evaporating as they played in them!! And yesterday, we all stood out in the rain because we couldn't believe that it was really raining. Unfortunately, I did not get pictures!

"Z" had her 1st and hopefully last encounter with my razor today. I used it this morning by the sink in the bathroom to touch up a few spots and like always, she was in there with me. I laid it IN the sink and stuck my head out of the bathroom to tell my hubby something. When I turned around, she was standing there, razor in hand, with blood all over her. I tried not to panic. I tried to find the source of the blood. I calmly took the razor away and started wiping her hands and face off. She was very calm and allowed me to search her thoroughly. I finally discovered that she sliced her pointer finger in 3 places (it was a 3 bladed razor). I cleaned it off really good, put a bandaid on it, and began to tell her the importance of not touching mommies things. She LOST it!! She began crying so hard and it took at least 30 minutes to console her. Afterwards, she laid on the couch holding her arm in the arm and tried to look at pitiful as she possibly could. The joys of toddlerhood!!!