Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Stay Wet or Stay Inside!

      We have figured out that the secret to desert living with toddlers is stay wet or stay inside. And avoid as many "getting in or out of the car" episodes as possible. It also helps if you arrive in the desert with only 1-2 months of ridiculous heat staring you in the face rather than 5.

      We have been spending a lot of time with friends at splash pads (I am infinitely grateful to the creator of such wonderful water goodness - all without the paranoia of one of your two toddlers becoming submerged). Our experience earlier this week, was almost spoiled by the evil mom that very intentionally stole T's Croc shoes (another mom witnessed it and told me the woman had asked if they were hers and when they weren't proceeded to take them knowing they did not belong to her! What kind of a person would take a little kid's shoes knowing they would have to walk out on burning sidewalk without any. I was livid! Okay - now I'm over it.)

      We have also been outside in our backyard a lot. When you wake up at the ever so early hour of 5:30 a.m. (ahem, B) you still have a good 4 hours to be outside before it's too hot. Last week, we painted birdhouses. And at dusk the kids enjoy watering the plants with dad and finishing it off with a good run in the sprinklers. It may just be because this is all novel at the moment, but so far, so good! Now if we could just transport our CA friends here....


  1. what cute pictures!!! looks perfect for trevor to drink all he wants. we miss you!

  2. Wow sounds like you have had your hands full! No. 2 sounds ROUGH =)...and your home looks really nice (from what I can see). We miss you guys!