Monday, July 25, 2011

Summer Scorcher

We survived the summer scorcher! The July heat wave set records all over the country. It was 103 degrees in Boston Friday...the hottest day in 85 years, wowza! Some day it will be fun to tell Pnut how she spent these dog days of summer 2011. We always say she is a weather nerd! 
Ella "jumping" off the pool stairs with
her new bubble.

Temps in the 100's made for the perfect excuse to stay poolside for the weekend. Our little fish Ella loved every minute of it. She packed up and shipped off to Woburn on Thursday to hang out for a few days early while Jason and I finished up a busy work week (he was at Princeton for the week, I was sneezing my way through a horse allergy and opening day at the Saratoga race track!)

It was so hot outside, that it was pool or bust at the Nan's house all day Friday and Saturday. She is so comfortable in the water and would stay in there all day if we let her. We decided to try a new swim bubble this weekend. It allows her arms to be free and keeps her head out of the water. I wasn't sure how she would do with the new freedom in the water. She is used to bobbing around in her float or being held. I probably shouldn't have worried...she took to the bubble like she had been wearing it for years. She was kicking her feet and had a blast "jumping" off the stairs. I think we spent at least half the day in the pool! By the time I had her wrapped in her towel, she could barely keep her eyes open.

My tired little fish after hours in the pool.
All the pool fun was made even sweeter since it was shared with my niece Lucy. The girls are 17 months apart and are (usually) pretty cute together. It is a lot of fun to see them playing
in the water. They both looked too cute for words in there bathing suits and summer hats
(courtesy of Sophie & Me) The girls seem to motivate each other. Lucy is crawling now and the
baby-on-the-go has Ella moving more too. Both girls will do whatever it takes to get to the
Nan too. That's when things get competitive...haha! It's wonderful that they are able to spend
time together. I hope they grow into good friends :-)

Ella and Lucy July 23, 2011.
We're looking forward to more pool time, bubbles and good fun in the sun. Vacation is just around the corner. We're off to Lake Michigan in two weeks. I can't wait to see how Ella does at the beach!

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