T Rex Family

T Rex Family

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Almost Summer Days...

The weather is warming but still not as hot as we'd expect for this time of year. Still, though, we feel the need to be outside enjoying the sunshine and water.

Good Neighbor D taught us a trick to heating up our kiddie pool. We fill it and then place a large black garbage sack directly on top of the water. Within 3 hours it turns a balmy 88 degrees. 

The kids enjoy just sitting in the water playing. 

Then as it cools off they splash until the water is nearly gone. (Or at least T Rex splashes.)

I like just sitting outside, enjoying the view, soaking up some rays, and watching the kids have a wonderful time. After all, isn't that what almost summer days are about?

Oh, I start my new job tomorrow. Send me your good thoughts and wishes. I am so excited but also a little nervous. So much to learn but as I met with my new employers and colleagues this week I am overwhelmed by the support I feel in getting off to a good start.  Don't worry, though, still plenty of time to hang with the kids and T Rex Dad, but also keep those crafting projects going.


Jason & Claire said...

I've been catching up on your blog a little bit. Congratulations on your graduation!!! I'm sure it was an emotional experience. You should be proud of yourself. You're going to be a great "healer."

I liked your anniversary post even more. What a wonderful blessing to have such an amazing husband and friend. You were truly beautiful on your wedding day. Congrats on 11 years!;)

Crunchy Beach Mama said...

your view is amazing...of both the nature and your cutey kids! So relaxing! :)

Lots of good vibes being sent your way for your new job. Can't wait to hear more about it.

Caitlin said...

Can't wait to hear how the first day goes! We will be thinking of you!

WE have the SAME pool! did you get it at Fred Meyer? Thanks for the garbage bag tip- we will DEFINITELY be trying it as the water was too cold for the kiddos yesterday!

Jenners said...

That is a nifty little pool heating trick! I'm sure you will do great at the job!

Kim said...

Love the garbage bag tip!! I hope you are doing well at your new job my friend - I'm certain you are. Our weather has been wonderful this week - of course I'm back to work. I can't complain too much because last week was hot but bearable.

Julie K. said...

Definitely the garbage bag is an awesome tip - I usually do the vinyl tablecloth under but have to remember the garbage bag would take up less room packing.
Enjoy the summer!!!