Thursday was one of those infrequent days in Tumwater where it was just too hot to do much of anything. The girls were still sleeping when we got over to their house this morning, so we were able to enjoy our coffee and the newspaper in peace and quiet. After we all had breakfast I got the girls ready for the day.
Since it was going to be so hot outdoors, we all went over to the motorhome because we have A/C. I pulled out all of the scrapbooking stuff and the girls got to work on a few more pages in their Vacation albums. Zoey prefers to use a lot of stickers. The more the merrier is her visual concept. Hey, she’s 5 years old and this is her album so I let her roll with her own ideas. Mackenzie gets a little more artistic and has a real color palette in mind for every page.
After lunch and a second viewing of the Wizard of Oz it was back to their house. They went out in the backyard to bounce around on the trampoline but soon gave that up since it was so hot.
There in the neighborhood where our family lives is a nice little park with a couple of tables and a playground. Zoey and Mackenzie wanted to ride their scooters over there. It was just around the corner and even though it was near 100 degrees, I said OK and went along. The girls played on the equipment for about 15 minutes and then had enough of that too. You can see behind the girls in the top photo how the homes now in our area are built “California style”. That means crammed close together to where you could almost shake hands with your neighbor through your windows. We’re used to it.
The girls rode their scooters back home and I was trailing along behind them with the ever present camera. By the time we got back, Stephanie was home from work. Our work day was over.
Friday isn’t supposed to be quite as hot as Thursday, but still above our normal for this time of year. It’s the same thing all over the country from what I’ve been reading. In fact, Ken and Nanette are workamping up there in the Adirondack Mountains of New York and are feeling the heat themselves. We stayed up in that area at a state park near Lake Placid in July of 1997 and it was over 100F. We were dry camping and spent a lot of time outdoors in the shade of some wonderful trees in that campground.
Friday we aren’t officially babysitting since Stephanie has the day off. Mackenzie is going to go to some practice sessions for her team gymnastics and we’re going to pick Zoey up after breakfast for another outing. We’re heading over to a small state park near Olympia. We’re hoping for another fun day!
Stay cool out there, folks! If you can.
Until next time…..so long for now!