Today was our weekly park day with the other homeschoolers. Just one week ago it was over 100 degrees every day, even breaking record high temperatures a couple of days. Just two days ago it was in the 90s. Today? It's in the low 70s, which is perfect! But, it's overcast and rainy. Actually, after the beastly heat recently, even the clouds and rain are quite welcome.
Last week we switched our park day meeting place to the spray park where we had the girls' birthday party a few days earlier, due to the heat. The kids had such fun, we decided to go back today. Even though it was overcast. There's a nice playground right next to the spray area, and even better, it doesn't have swings, so those of us with 4 year olds aren't being pulled away from the other Moms with cries of "Mom, come push me!!"
It was kind of chilly and cool, in the 60s, when we arrived, so the kids pretty much opted to play on the playground. We'd been there just over an hour when it started to sprinkle. And then to rain. I always have my umbrella and the two little princess umbrellas in the back of my car, so we got those out. I guess the kids decided that since they were getting wet from the rain anyway, they would just go play in the spray area. With umbrellas. It was great fun to watch all the kids huddling under my umbrella in the middle of the spray park!
This is one of my favorite pictures of Sarah from this morning. Click on it to see a larger version!
If you'd like to check out the rest of the pictures - the ones of all the kids under the umbrella are especially funny - please click here!