31 July 2009

It’s a Hot, Hot Summer

We thought we’d escape the heat and humidity of Hong Kong, but we landed right in the middle of a heat wave. It’s 36oC today. Ugh.

The kids love to play in the garden, blowing bubbles, picking dandelions, playing with water guns, etc., but we usually have to wait almost until early evening before we go out to play in the backyard. Get them to run around, burn off energy, get all sweaty and hungry, and then shower them down after dinner, before packing them off to bed. With Josh sometimes protesting that it’s still bright outside so it’s not bedtime yet.

The water straight from the tap is COLD, but because of the extreme heat we’ve been having, it’s actually quite refreshing. Zoë did not even flinch as she kept pouring water on herself.

The little cousins crowding around the water bucket.
Fun with sidewalk chalk.
Bubble fun.

It’s been really fun, though, despite the heat. It was great seeing the kids play together with their cousins.

A couple more weeks of this. A pity that we live so far away that we get to do this only a few weeks a year.

We are planning to go berry-picking during this visit, but are waiting until it’s not as hot. Hopefully, the weather cools down a bit before we leave.


blueviolet said...

What wonderful photos! That does sound pretty amazing that they don't flinch from the icy water. It really must be hot, hot, hot!

Dawn (dandy) said...

Where are you that its so hot?

I love the cousins picture.. they are all around the same size!

LPC said...

*sigh* So cute.

Yelena R. said...

Wow 36! That a lot! Is it also humid?

Oh, cute shots :) The water bucket photos are adorable!

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

Girl, I'm glad that the kids have water to play in! It's 117 here and I don't even want to think about playing in water!

Cute pictures and so glad that the kids are enjoying time with their cousins.

Lindy said...

I'm a Farenheit (sp?) kinda girl myself so I have no idea if that's hot or not. :)

serline said...

Kids don't really care about rain or shine, as long as they have something fun to do.

Mahmee said...

Hey, you must be HERE! Welcome to Oregon! Ha ha. The kids look great and I really LOVE that artwork of theirs. Great pics as always. Happy weekend!

Aunt LoLo said...

Ugh...sorry about the heat!!!! They tell me Seattle, WA got up to 103 the other day. YUCKY. (We've had a RATHER cool summer over here on the east coast...not a day that was over 89 so far!)

The Redhead Riter said...

for you...


Mommy24cs said...

LOL, Carson is the same way. He can't understand why he has to go to bed when it's still light out. Our summer hasn't been too bad weather wise except for all the rain we've had :(

Theta Mom said...

Nothing better than family! Beautiful pictures with the cousins...Glad to hear what a great time you're having (despite that heat)!!!

JennyMac said...

each pic is adorable!!!!! How fun for the kids.

Jenjen @GottaLoveMom said...

Stay cool ! Love the post and the pics..
Visit and grab the awards !
Missed you:)

Elle Bee said...

Adorable pictures. Isn't it awesome how something as simple as water becomes the most entertaining pastime?

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