Well the summer days have drifted away, but that doesn't mean the summer heat has. Of course it is still "summer" but for some reason I think the summer weather should officially end the same day school starts. Chloe started school last week, today is her 4th day. And we have had the hottest summer weather we've had the whole season the past couple weeks. We went to Sunsplash a couple weeks ago, and it was on an especially hot day. I slathered sunscreen religiously on my self every hour, and still managed to get a sunburn. My kids had a fantastic time, so I guess the skin damage was worth it. Thankfully my Dad watched Oscar, bringing him would have been miserable. Toddlers are always only a moment away from serious injury or death as it is, add lots of swimming pools and you are destined for disaster. We went with Mo and Danny and Emily. Chloe was willing to try all the slides, and I think she did most of them besides the free fall one. Macie needed much more coaxing. The first slide she tried was a kid's rubber slide. she inched her way down that slide, determined not to actually let herself slide. No amount of yelling from me, the lifeguard, or the gathering line of people could convince her otherwise. She finally let go with 2 feet left to slide, came out of the water with a big smile on her face, and raced back up the stairs to try it again. Thankfully she didn't back up the slides any more times that day. Every time I tried to get her to ride a new slide, we went through a mini panic attack, followed by "let's do it again!"
Anyway, we had a good, and exhausting time. I am glad I finally took my kids there.
Chloe likes her teacher and has a lot of her old friends in her new class. That made me feel a lot better about sending her to school. Of course she was very particular about her outfit and everything being just right. She needed to have all the right school supplies, and by "right" I mean she needed a pink dry erase marker, a pink highlighter, and hand sanitizer to attach to her backpack. Thank goodness she is still into Frozen this year and was fine with using her old Frozen backpack from last year.
We had one last hurrah the day before school started, we went to a bouncy place. They played for 2 hours. And for 2 hours I followed Oscar around because everywhere I turned he was getting himself into some sort of predicament. That kid loved the slides. No fear whatsoever. I took him down some pretty steep slides and he loved it.
I was listening to the opening song from "Downton Abbey" in the other room, and Macie must have excellent hearing because she heard it and said, " This is a sad song. It sounds like a tornado is going to come in." For some reason she has been obsessed with tornadoes lately. I think we watched some show about the tornado that killed a few elementary school children a few years ago, and it must have really stuck in her mind. She is also obsessed with sharks and wants to know what they eat. "Can sharks eat curtains...can sharks eat cars...car sharks eat swimming pools...can sharks eat dinosaurs..." questioning along these lines.