Cooling Off!

It has been very hot here over the past few weeks and we have been cooling off by playing in our kiddie pool. We love playing in the pool, but for the safety of all the kids an adult is always in the pool and we drain it after each use. When we drain the pool, it floods our backyard, which means that we can only use the pool every couple of days or so. It also means that we can’t really use the backyard in between pool uses because it creates mud and attracts mud dabbers. If you remember in an earlier post, Around the Brown House, I wrote about how we discovered that Zion is allergic to bees.

We have used the sprinkler in the front yard, but there is no fence and two busy streets very close to our townhouse. The twins like to bolt when we go out front, so we have only used the sprinkler out front during their nap time. They don’t really enjoy the cold water from the sprinkler too much anyways.

I thought I would share some random shots from our water fun.

What are you doing to keep cool this summer?

4 thoughts on “Cooling Off!”

  1. Looks like everyone was having lots of fun. At our house, the temps are soaring. Yuck! Munchkin and her friends have fun jumping on the trampoline with the sprinkler going under it. It’s refreshing from what I’ve been told. ;)

    Have a great week!

    1. Hi Heather,

      I remember jumping on the trampoline (with the sprinkler underneath) with my sister when we were much younger.

      I can imagine that your temperatures are much higher than ours are.


  2. That looks like fun! Our boys kill wading pools, we don’t buy them any more. :( We just turn them loose in the yard with the hose.

    1. Hi Dawn,

      Thanks for visiting and leaving a comment.

      It is fun. I am sure if we let the big boys in the pool by themselves, they would probably kill it. We buy a new pool every year, but it is cheap fun.

      If we turned the kids loose with the hose we would have a mud pit in the backyard.


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