Here’s how we’ve been beating the heat:
2. Lots and lots of indoor playtime. We’ve been hanging out in Natalie’s room and making our way out for meals and that’s about it. I rediscovered play-doh with Natalie, which she loved! Several taste-tests later, and she’s still loving it 🙂
3. Once the sun has shifted beyond our little backyard, we’ve been playing it cool in the shade with a little Elmo sprinkler I picked up at a yard sale last year. I completely forgot we even had it, but I’m so glad I remembered because it has been a lifesaver! Natalie doesn’t really like it, but Mikey and I have been racing through it while she looks on.
We also nabbed the Nana sitter for a couple of hours so Mikey and I could enjoy some sweet cold movie theater air. We saw our first 3D movie (our theater just got a couple of 3D screens): Harry Potter! It was such fun. I may enjoy nothing more than diet coke, movie theater popcorn, and a dark theater on a hot day.
I feel like we’ve gotten through the worst of this heat wave pretty well, but there have been moments when it has felt really hard. Keeping Natalie happy inside is pretty difficult, but we’ve managed. We escaped to a local hotel pool for a couple of hours yesterday (there was absolutely no way I was going to roast at the beach!), and have enjoyed more than our fair share of Elmo’s World.
Today is supposed to be a bit more tolerable, thank goodness. We are watching one of Natalie’s fellow baby-friends for part of the day, so I’m hoping that outside activities will not be so off-limits.