Beat the heat

It is possible… especially when the temperature finally begins to drop off a bit in the evening. But even while it is hot, you can take your mind off it.

First, fill the pool and leave it out to get warmed up. Get the sprinkler going. Stick a slide in the pool, too.

Then tell the kids to get wet.

Tad cools off

The folding chair is where I was sitting, soaking my feet and letting the kids splash me.

Ane gets ready to slide backwards

Sliding backwards into the pool is also an entertaining option for cooling off.

Tickle, tickle

So is tickling your sister.

Ane, what are you doing?

Or attempting to drown your brother.

Kick splashing

And you can do all that kicking and splashing that Mom and Dad won’t let you do in the bathtub.

Dashing through the sprinkler

Finish off with a dance through the sprinkler which has been raining on you while you were playing in the pool, and all of a sudden, the hot weather is much more bearable. Hurray!

3 Responses to “Beat the heat”

  1. Ressis
    July 31st, 2009 07:08

    Looks like fun. It’s nice that your yard has so much shade.

  2. Nana
    July 31st, 2009 07:58

    Thanks for the delightful pictures and “instructions.” I feel cooler now!

  3. Aunt Mary
    July 31st, 2009 21:35

    Can I come and play, too??