Friday, July 9, 2010

Keeping Cool

Apparently the whole world is roasting.  Or braising.  Maybe baking... I don't really know what the distinction is.  But I do know that I had been getting a bit miserable and have been cooped up quite a bit because keeping up with the kids has been super challenging with Jordan's walking taking off... add to that ensuring they're all hydrated in 100 degree heat... ugh.  Not to mention a few of our favorite spots, like this one:

are too hot to touch by the time we get there.  And serene scenes like this:

are all but gone as they become over-run by boisterous crowds with boats and jet skis.

So we have had to come up with a new way to cool off.  And since we live in an awesome place with no lack of great stuff to do, it didn't take long...
I mean, Jordan's cool, but that's not what I meant.
I'm talking about a totally free, totally fun, easy-as-pie (though, to be fair, I think pies are pretty difficult to make) way to beat the heat.  At the aquarium downtown, there is an amazing water feature that is part artwork, part heritage, and entirely available for kiddos to enjoy.

And we enjoy away! 
See?  Addie's saying, "Finally, a sista can cool off a little!"

She looks absurdly like a mini adult here.  Yikes.


I can't tell you how exciting it is to not only have found something like this, but to have it be so accessible is just icing - summer with kids is unlike anything else, and I was getting majorly bummed about not being able to participate.  So if you don't see me post for a little while, you can count on me being downtown with my feet in the water, watching three little people scamper around!

4 comments:

Kate said...

I love the girls' hands as they walk! So cute!

That looks like a great place to hang out. We've been roasting here as well and under an extreme heat alert. Hopefully things will cool off next week so we can hit the beach.

Arizona Mamma said...

Don't get me started on the heat. The playground should post warnings of 3rd degree burns around here. It's ridiculous.

Off subject, I LOVE those chunky little baby legs. So adorable.

Sherri said...

What a great place! I would be there a LOT if I were you.

I agree with Arizona Mamma about those legs...I miss those chunky little things, now that mine are older!!

Tanya said...

OMG...this makes me incredibly sad that I can't just call you up and say "hey, let's meet up soon so I can get my Gallagirl/boy fix!" I'm glad y'all are having fun though! Miss y'all!

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