28 July 2009

keeping cool in the heat


This week we are experiencing heat the likes of which we have not seen in a very long time, if ever.  This would not be an issue were we to live in a place that is used to this, thus, equipped with luxuries such as air conditioners...  Growing up in the midwest, I was used to this, but now, not so much...

I think that when we are given challenging circumstances, it can bring out the creative, ingenious (if I may) parts of us that would otherwise not be necessary.  Yesterday for example, I think that I was quite creative~









I think that we will be spending quite a bit of time here today...

Stay cool,
xo


40 comments:

quartermom said...

it's great to meet you too friend!
i am going to have a blast with boys i know. i already do with my hubs and little one. i'm potty training ..good times.

Simply Mel said...

Love these photos...there is nothing better than a tub with water on the lawn!

Sparrow said...

how adorable! that is the best looking swimming pool if you ask me!

Natalie

ps.. we are working on that etsy! i have my account now and am taking pics today! thanks for your encouragement!

Farmgirl Paints said...

Those are great. Try to keep cool:)

Miss A said...

very cute photos. how fun!

Alicia @ boylerpf said...

My kids used to love to go swimming in the horse trough! How cute these are and certainly brought back memories!

Jackie said...

Oh my! Those have to be some of the cutest pictures I've ever seen!! What a fun (and adorable) way to beat the heat!

Blue Muse said...

Great idea, and fabulous, fabulous photos! It's been very hot here, too -- which is so unusual for the coast!! Bleh! I'm grabbing my goggles and squirt gun, ask the boys to make room. hehe.
xo Isa

A Gift Wrapped Life said...

Looks like you are making the most of it.......the snorkels are priceless! Great pics, we have much to learn from little ones on how to have good simple fun.

Florence said...

That is way too cool. We used to use the round old wash tubs to cool our girls off. One time we went to a hot springs in a remote area of Idaho and in the bath houses they had those horse waters used as the tubs. My girls thought they were cool. Stay cool.

ahinesa said...

You will involuntarily envy these lovely children...med

Judy said...

Ooooh how sweet!! I love that one little guy had on goggles...toooo cute!!

Jacqueline said...

They look as if they are having a great time.....I used to do the same with my children...sometimes they used to complain as their friends had proper little paddling pools...but they enjoyed it all the same.... as Mel said, there is nothing better than a tub with water on the lawn. XXXX

vicki archer said...

Adorable....totally and utterly, xv.

KaReN EiLeeN said...

Love these!! How can you be so hot and look sooo cute?

Karen Eileen

The Whispering Creek House said...

OOO! It is hot in NW! I am ready for a fall day!I know I'm being so wrong! lol love your pics! come visit over at by blog. Would love to have you!

mammydiaries said...

Oh! What great pics!!! Can you send some heat this way prety please? We'll trade you some rain for it:)

NicNacManiac said...

Good times....fabulous idea!!
The goggles make this picture absolutely precious!!

Keep cool and enjoy the rest of your day!! Hufs xOxO, Nerina :)

Maison Douce said...

Brilliant, Kim, love it.... Now I want to see pictures of you and your husband in there.... Hehe!!Preferably with the goggles and water guns!!!! Now, that would be fun!!
Isabel

julie said...

i just found your blog and LOVE it! and that necklace is wow! beautiful! i would have loved to have it for this weekend! i cant wait to read more!

A Thing for Roses said...

Love this! Where can I get one just like it?

Hugs to you!

Lisa
P.S. Laughing at Isabel's comment.

Kasey said...

cute kidlets...just don't let any loose cows wondering the farm drink those boys!

Philigry said...

oy lord! i love that! such sweet pictures. thanks for sharing.

An Accomplished Woman said...

Love those photos and the cute children.

Cynthia

Lynn said...

This is my first time visiting. I love how you say you are wanting to raise the best future husbands ever :) I second that. The picture of your two boys in the tub is just precious. Looks like just the thing for a hot hot hot day.

Annie said...

I wish there was room in that pool for me! We north-westerners are the best whiners ever! If it's hot we complain, if its raining we want it to be hot....I am trying to enjoy our sunshine as much as possible.It will be fall before we know it, so get out the hose and slip and slide, make it a good summer!Hope to see you and # 3 again.

Makeup Princess aka Steph said...

Such adorable pictures!! Looks like the best way to cool down ever!!!

Alicia said...

Kim this is sooo cute!!!..and smart too but still the photos are so adorable. I miss the age where two could fit in a tub.
Stay cool ...somehow. You're definitely getting more farenheit than usual. I hope the current finally sees some sense & delivers you back to normal.

Dustjacket Attic said...

Now that is totally adorable, really.

xxx

Relyn said...

Oh, these are fantastic! Perfect, happy-making summer photos.

blondiensc said...

oh my goodness I love this Kim!! tooo cute...yes the kids too! :) XO

FrenchBlue said...

You my friend are just too good! Great great photos!!!
You are the best and I LOVE your new necklaces!
xox's

The Rauths said...

i'd love to relax in that bucket!! it looks so lovely!

Lori said...

How adorable are these shots! Love, love, love them!

Tamara Jansen said...

Those are such precious photos! We're suffering in the heat too :)

Jennifer Pfeiffer said...

These are darling pics. I been in a horse trough before. Why you may ask since i didn't grow up on a farm. It was when I was giving birth to my first child. I wanted to do a underwater birthing and my midwife showed up with this huge trough in her big truck. I gasped, I thought it was going to be a large kiddie pool. lol. thanks for sharing these. They are really cute.

la fille vanille said...

What absolutely amazing photos of your boys - they really made me smile. You are a very talented photgrapher - with amazing boys in front of the camera too :-) xo

Graça Paz said...

ohhh!this is so cute!i want one too!

simply blogged said...

so stinkin cute.

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