So, it's been, like, a bajillion degrees here.
Okay, not really.
So we've been swimming and using splashpads and doing all kinds of summery stuff here.
I finally taught my oldest to swim. This is a real victory because he is NOT the athletic type, and he is not the kind of kid who thinks, "Oh, hey, scary new thing. I think I'll give that a try!" But he can jump off the diving board and swim all around the pool on his own now. He can do the breaststroke, a kiddie version of the backstroke, a doggie paddle and just a basic underwater-tadpole-type-of-thing. So there's even variety.
My middle child is teaching himself to swim, so that's fun to watch. Today, it was "How long can I hold my breath underwater" tests. He would hold onto the edge of the pool, stick his face in the water and float around with his hands holding onto the edge, but otherwise looking a little... well... dead.
Being outside in this kind of heat is exhausting.
So I don't have a lot of stimulating conversation pieces for you.
But, my skin *has* been drying out in an unprecedented fashion. You know you live in a desert when you put Vaseline on your feet and they still dry out.
Yeah. It's dry.
I've also been working on our curriculum for homeschool this fall, and I am SO EXCITED!!! We're learning about each of the fifty states, doing some unit studies on animals (to coincide with the letters of the alphabet, so the little guys can participate, too) and I've created these great daily math workbooks. All that's left is to line up monthly science topics and some experiments to go with each, and then I get to start putting together my shopping/supplies lists :)
And, lastly, I potty trained my youngest. In one day. Because that's how I roll.