Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Keeping Cool

It's hot.  Really hot.  We're supposed to hit 100* today; add the humidity to that, and they forecast that it will feel like 109*.  I don't go outside on days like this.  That's what air conditioning is for.

My kids tend to hole up in the house too, but occasionally they will venture outside and turn on the hose.  Recently, they made their own water park.

This involved dragging a variety of items out of the garage and stacking them up.  Just add water.

 They actually considered going down the slide.  I don't think that would have ended well.  Fortunately they asked first, and we shot that down real quick.

Ta da!  Homemade summer fun.  Keep cool!


Nancy said...

Holly, you're wise to just stay inside in heat like this. The kids look like they had a blast in their homemade water park! Oh, the imagination of children! Hope you all can stay cool!!


Country Dreaming said...

Very creative children. The water looks inviting.
It is hot here in Kansas too.

Have fun.


Jessabells said...

Keep cool. Those kids are some smart kids! Looks like a lot of fun!

Primitiques 'n Poetry said...

I'm impressed! And they cleaned out the garage. Aren't you lucky? ~Mindy

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

My kids used to love playing in the water like that. Such fun!!! Anything to keep cool. I miss those days. Love & blessings from NC!

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

That is so cute!!!! I hate going out in the heat. Don't blame them for wanting their own homemade refreshment. :)

FrouFrouBritches said...

That is so funny! Aren't your kids smart?

It was like 102 here yesterday. UGH! I'd rather stay inside and do laundry and that is REALLY saying how much I hate the heat 'cause I despise laundry!

Keep cool girl!

Melissa said...

I love it!! That is the kind of resourcefulness and imagination that most children today lack.

Charlene said...

Did you know that you can buy those cheap garbage bags that come on a roll, and make your own slip-n-slide with them? Just roll out a stretch, weight down the corners, and add a water hose.