day 47: since it’s been so hot I thought it would be appropriate to go on a quest for new summery sandals (seriously… what is up with the roasting weather?) This is what I came up with. Kind of ridiculous but I like them… a metallic garden party on my feet. I think I’ll wear them with dresses this spring. Or now. Whichever.
day 46: apparently summer starts in February in southern California. I had thought that the reason it was so warm this weekend was that we were in Palm Springs. But I was mistaken. It was 80 degrees here today as well. Time to break out the shorts and t-shirts, although most of them are much too small. We also got the kids their first pair of big kid sandals… they look huge to me wearing those shoes. And as a special “you’ve been good shopping” treat they got to have some fruit smoothie with dinner. Paul looks disgruntled because they had to take turns drinking the smoothie. “MOM… when is it going to be MY turn to drink the smoothie?!”
day 45: on Sunday we attempted to go to the Living Desert – which seems pretty awesome if you can either a) go in the morning while it’s still cool or b) withstand ridiculous heat. The babies were wilted and unimpressed (even though they normally love the zoo, it was just too hot) so we left after only around an hour. Maybe I have a weird sense of humor but this is my favorite shot. All of the spectators checking out the giraffes.
day 44: we spent the weekend in Palm Springs and even though it was only 85 degrees it was a bit much for our little mild climate babies. They were getting such a kick out of running around in the back yard (oh the luxury… a YARD!) and turned beet red and sweaty.. I guess it’s partly my fault for misreading the weather forecast and not realizing they should have been wearing shorts. I love this picture because you can see Amelia’s crazy low rider pants (too big, oops) and Herbie in the front demonstrating how hot out it was.
day 43: what better way to be greeted upon returning home from work than in a big pile of squealing excited babies? Ones that are yelling “dada!” and grinning ear to ear. Sounds pretty great to me.
day 42: what’s better than eating macaroni and cheese for dinner? Wearing it, of course. At least that’s what Paul thinks. I went in the kitchen to cut up some grapes and came back to this… a pile of macaroni on his head and a cheese sauce faux hawk. Nice.
day 41: on Wednesday I made a lot of hearts. A LOT of hearts. For a super top secret project that Ben doesn’t think should be revealed on blogs until the weekend. So you just get to see this one
day 40: we got more rain today. A lot more rain. ENOUGH ALREADY. I don’t have anything against the rain in theory. I love the noise on the roof and it’s fun to watch through the window. It does, however, pose a problem for me getting my kids out of the house since we are without a garage. How am I supposed to carry two children and a diaper bag out to a car that is parked on the street and get everyone in and settled and ready to go WITHOUT GETTING SOAKED? It’s not possible. So I think I’ll take a rain-check on the rain. Haha.
day 39: yesterday was a Monday. That about sums it up. It was not a great one.
day 38: I love this picture. The light. The time of day. I love the mom in the back pushing the kid on the swings. I love sunset and Sundays. It makes me happy.