Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Summer on the porch


I bought the girls a kiddie pool the other day to help us all stay cool in the scorching heat. (100 degrees here for, like, 4 days in a row! Ugh!) We've all enjoyed soaking in the freezing cold hose water, even Sweet P. Yesterday, after we all had a dip, we had a snack picnic on the porch while our skins dried under the ceiling fan. Then Bean went outside to "chalk."

I shucked off my wet suit, wrapped myself up in a beach towel, and nursed Sweet P, who drowsed off in my arms in the rare peace. I laid her next to me to finish her nap.


Peace while the kids are awake is seldom seen around here, so it was an especially sweet afternoon that I want to remember.

7 comments:

Britt- Sparkled Vintage Charm said...

cute pics! what a sweet little baby :-) xo Britt :-)

Amber said...

I wish summer would come and stay here. I'm jealous of your summer fun!

Joan said...

Sounds nice. I bet if I threatened to take off my bathing suit my kids would run away and I would have peace and quiet.

Bina said...

Wow! I love that patio! Very pretty and nice, and I wish I had a porch like that, too!

Suburban Gorgon said...

Aw, that sounds just fabulous. The water restrictions on my side of the city line mean we cannot fill wading pools. I don't know how I'm going to tell the Kraken.

Beth said...

I hope to be sipping something cold on that porch very soon! and Sweet P!!! Aren't sleeping babies the best? and your back yard where bean is "chalking"!!!! WOW!!!! I need you to come and make mine look like that!!!

what a great day you had...nothing better than cold water from the hose on a hot day!

Mama D said...

Your patio and yard are... FREAKIN' AWESOME!! I want to come over. Enjoy the peace when you get it.