24.6.11

A Week In Reflection-

When you live in the desert and the temperatures sore over a hundred (or 45*c) you can either hole up in air-conditioned indoor spaces or embrace it and get wet-  We spend every day in water (seems unnatural in a desert but none the less effective).
I took the monkeys to two different playgrounds that have water features- which here means soft squishy recycled plastic flooring- with fountain like water spouts.

Paseo Park
Mountain Ridge Park

We also went to our club where the water slides and 'other kids' factors are a huge draw.

Most morning we hang out by our pool and I get some quiet time to read- this is what I'm reading now

To make our pool more 'brother friendly' I try and stock it up with shoot 'em toys-
This weeks find (at Home Goods) was a set of inflatable rafts with water shooter features

And when we are all pruned up and do need to be indoors- we like to head to our library


Or do some indoor climbing

How was your week? 
Have a lovely weekend! 

23 comments:

Brissa said...

what a lovely week and summer! mine are spent in class or at work. thank goodness for the weekend!
have a lovely weekend.

liza said...

We have a feature at our park just like the second one. We were there yesterday. I love seeing your watery week! Beautiful and in the 70s here this week. I hope your weekend is happy!

Hannah {Culture Connoisseur} said...

Fun! I feel ya, we have scorching temperatures right now...although we aren't dry like you guys are...sooo humid. Water in the air is my greatest enemy...water in a pool is my greatest friend.

la petite coquine said...

I adored the Elegance of the Hedgehog-such a gorgeous book! It sounds like you guys had a wet, wonderful week!

cpcable said...

All very good ways to beat the heat! In my pre-AC days I practically lived at the library...because I loved it there, but also to get out of the heat! :)

anushka said...

you are so adorable in your argyle climbing socks! i love argyles! : ) you're inspiring me to get out in the heat here mama. we actually went to one of those water spray parks by chance today. it was wonderful fun to watch ez dance around. can't wait to go back.

Jana said...

Ren, Muriel Barberz is great! I read the "Elegancy of the Hedgehog" in one breath, it is a great book indeed. Today and tomorrow, there is big open air festival on Prague Islands, near the famous Cafe Savoy, spent there all evening and head back for more tmrw, with brunch planned in Savoy. Will think of you when downing some of their lattes and cakes :-)

The Handmaden said...

staying cool can be lots of fun huh? A sharp contrast to our part of the world where we're trying to keep warm at the moment!
Keep up the fun :)

Luna said...

Those water parks look like so much fun. can't really relate though - we are having icy frosty mornings. Thankgod, our skies are clear and bright. can handle all sorts of things when the sun is shining :)

heather said...

what a great way to spend the week! it´s not that hot here, but after reading your comment earlier today i think moving to the caribbean is a very fine idea!

have a fantastic weekend, ren!

Pet said...

Over a hundred already? Is that normal?

Catherine said...

Gee it's hot where you are at the moment. I can definitely understand why you're hanging out at the water parks, looks like lots of fun too.

It's been a good week, cold mornings, sunny days and my girls are on holidays for 2 weeks, yeah! xo

Nuit said...

how fun!!!!!!!!! the pictures are awesome! so retro :)

I love being in the water, where I live is so hot as well!

xo

Regan said...

Cute summery photos!

Reina said...

we call them splash parks and they're so fun to go to in the sumemr when i babysitt!
ohh, my mom i think read that book, i know i started it but....
yea. i dont think i really read much because i dont remember anything.
im starting The Book Theif on my vacay

Mama Gone Green said...

I love these old school photos (from hipstamatic, I am guessing). Makes me feel like I am looking at vacation photos from my parents. Ha!
The Elegance of the Hedgehog has been on my to-read list for awhile. Looking forward to hearing what you think of it!

Signe said...

We had a nice week, got a lot of stuff done for once :)
But not as hot as yours from the look of it!

Hugs,
Signe

S and O said...

Ooh that indoor climbing looks like fun! :)
Great photos!
xoxo
Olivia

Metropolitan Mum said...

You have no idea how jealous I am right now. xx

Kimia Kline said...

glad you embraced the heat :) looks like you had a wonderful weekend!

Kristin H said...

SO much fun with indoor climbing. Well, at least YOU are making the best out of the heat... also your boys are sooo handsome!!

Pat Tillett said...

It's good to see that you don't let the heat slow you down at all. I'm glad that I don't have to deal with it very much. When our kids were small, our days were very busy (we had 5 of them). I'm still resting from all that (many years later!).

Valarie said...

I just love wall climbing. You have such a great way of experiencing the heat. Your summer days look so fun and inviting. Enjoy everyone.

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