Monday, September 28, 2009

It's Fall and It's HOT!

Chloe gives me this irrisistable smile just as she jumps in the inflatable waterslide pool

I hope this is the last time I write this, at least for this year. IT WAS HOT!!!

We had a nice weekend at home. Saturday was filled with running errands and shopping. Dad took Pearl to see that meatball movie. Chloe didn't want to go (huh?), so she stayed home with me.

The weather was hot Saturday, but Sunday really topped our fears expectations as the thermometer climbed to 107 degrees! Ouch! That's hot even for Bakersfield in September. My girls are quickly outgrowing their summer dresses and shorts and I really don't want to buy more until next Spring. Of course, Sunday was the day we had planned to attend an outdoor birthday party. At least it was in the morning. I think the temperature was only 104 during the party.

There was an inflatable waterslide pool and the kids just loved it. There was also a real fire engine with horns and sirens and a 100' ladder. For some reason, the boys seemed to enjoy this feature a little more than the girls. I blame the heat.

If it weren't for my addiction to photography, I might have considered this day a drudge rather than a positive. I had so much fun taking pictures and the birthday boy was so darn photogenic, it was hard to leave. But then, we had to head out a bit early to whisk the girls off to Chinese school. What did we do before kids?

Actually, I think it was a pretty good weekend. Now let's do something about the weather!

Cousin Quinny gives Nathan a big birthday hug!

Quinny enjoys a swim in the pool! At least somebody's keeping cool today.

This picture cracks me up. The girls were asked to leave the pool so they could await the arrival of the fire engine. I think the boys were a little more excited about this prospect.

It's here! Doesn't Addison have cool shades?

Nathan looks on with wonder as the giant ladder truck backs up into his driveway.

Nathan gets to try on the firefighter gear. Doesn't he look handsome?

Nathan and the other boys climb up into the cab. They repeatedly play with the horns and sirens and use the bullhorn to assault cars driving by, telling them to slow down.

Cousin Miranda tries on the gear as well.

Looks like somebody left something behind.

Nathan's mom climbs the ladder on the fire engine.

Even Nathan's baby sister Morgan enjoys the activity.

Happy third birthday Nathan!!


mommy24treasures said...

ooh these are reeally good.
Very artistic. Love your processing/kind of retro oldie look. I have not been able to make a preset I am really happy with yet for that type look, I had a summer haze I made but it only worked at certain lighting.
thanks for the commpliments on the bw set of Chloe. I do like that bw set I made, I did it awhile back. It works for me really well, I am picky about bw.

Donna said...

Looks like fun, except the heat. Speaking of that, I'm sure it was extra delightful putting on all that firefighter gear in 107 degree weather, huh! Gotta chuckle at what kids consider "fun".

It's been cold here in the morning but hotter in the afternoon. I actually tried to turn on my heater two mornings ago but quickly discovered that it was broken. Glad I found that out before it was REALLY cold!

Chloe has the most beautiful color of brown eyes. Different than any I've ever seen before -- a bit lighter than mine and my girls. Pretty!

Hug 'em for me!

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Leah and Maya said...

I love the first picture, and I am with you I love photography, so I am waiting for the pictures to load, stinkin dial up, I can't wait to see them, and boy that is hot, we wer at 90 last week and barely made it to the 50 this week.