Since school started here the last week of August, it is still really hot. We ride our bikes to and from school and that afternoon ride home can be a real oven! We have to ride right past this splash park. So on the first day of school, we packed all the swimsuits and the kids changed in the bike trailer and we stopped off halfway home and played. It was so much fun. We had the park to ourselves. Trent worked from home that day and joined us for some fun in the sun. The kids liked it so much we have done it several times (especially on the hottest days).
The heat here can really skew your perspective of normal. For example, I now find it perfectly comfortable to ride a bike as soon as it drops below 90 degrees. It actually even feels good at 89 degrees. I don't mind it at all. But the real distortion takes place at much lower temperatures. Today on the way to school it was downright chilly. By the time we got to the school the girls had each asked if I knew where their hoodies were in case it was that cold tomorrow. I too thought it felt cool and was anxious to know the temperature. I rode home quickly and went and looked at the thermometer and found it to be a blustery 76 degrees!!!!
Adam loves the water. He always parks himself over a sprayer (that is not currently spraying) and waits for it to come on. Then he is so startled that you have to rescue him. This day in the picture I did wear my suit, but today at a different splash park I did not . . . but I should have -- I had to rescue him from the middle of the sprayers 3 different times. But it did feel good!