June was the hottest month on record in Arizona state history! Whoa, that’s hot! We had 40 consecutive days of at or above 100* and it was miserable! July has been much better because the monsoons have rolled in and the afternoon storms have cooled things down a little. But to beat the heat, we have been doing lots of water activities! Pools, splash pads, backyard blow-up pool – we’ve done it all. Here are a couple of pics from some of the fun we’ve had.

Back Yard Fun


Let me explain this set-up a little. We have this blow-up pool with an attachable slide, which sprays water into the air through the elephant trunk. All of this is set up in the backyard on top of a piece of old carpet. cuz we’re classy like that. and also our backyard is full of sharp thorns and things that could pop the pool (and hurt the girls).


For some reason, Bailey completely freaked out this day about the elephant spraying water. I have NO IDEA why since she loves water, splashing, getting wet, etc. But for whatever reason, today Bailey was terrified! I had to remove the slide (and spraying water), and she still wanted to cling to me the entire rest of our pool-time!


Brooke was having a great time, though!


Note Bailey, still clinging to my knee. It was too funny because she wanted to play in the water, but also wanted to cling to me. So she’d hold onto my leg and bend over, splash the water, then jump back up and wrap her arms around me again. Precious girl!


Splash Pad

We like the Splash Pad at the JCC. It’s “free” for us (meaning, access is included in the price we pay for the babies to go to daycare at the JCC), it’s pretty big (though it’s the only splash pad we’ve ever been to, so I have nothing to compare it to), and the girls LOVE it! It’s a great way for them to burn a little energy mid-day before their afternoon naps.

DSCN2632 DSCN2639 DSCN2641 DSCN2643I LOVE the robes we have for the girls! And they’re almost too small now!! (tear!) Babies grow way too fast!

We’ve been having so much fun this summer! I can’t believe how quickly it’s been flying by and that we’re on the cusp of August! Many, many more fun things in store!