Tuesday, June 10, 2008

How To Keep Your Cool






We're having oddly warm weather for this time of year in Maine. It's starting to feel cooler tonight and rumore has it (aka the forecast) that we'll get some rain tonight and things will start to cool off. Here's hoping! In the meantime we've been doing the following to keep cool:

- Visited Pierce Island. A cute little playground near the water with a shore area so the boys can run around near the water (Piscataqua River to be precise) and have fun without having to deal with the large crowds that are at the "real" beaches on hot days. There's also a dog friendly area nearby which helps to meet Nate's dog-viewing quota for the week. I swear if the boy could become a dog he would...he's even taken to licking things like a dog now, but that's another post.

- Go to the movies! We went to Smitty's which is a restaurant/movie theater last night and saw Kung Fu Panda. It was surprsingly funny and Ben really liked it. Nate had fun too, but I think he enjoyed the pizza and running around the dark theater more.

- Hide out at Nona's. Cause she has AC and it's nice! Plus she has a backyard so we set up a wadding pool and sprinkler which we all thoroughly enjoyed today.

- Get ice cream (or froyo) at Annabelle's. www.annabellesicecream.com Amazing local, fresh ice cream with 16% butterfat. no lie! I have the froyo because of my dairy allergy but even that tastes freaking delicious. My favorite, Coffee Toffee Thunder - Coffee FroYo (real strong coffee flavor too, not imitation syrup stuff) swirls of Toffee and white choloate chips. Yeah...I just had one three hours ago and I could go for more! The shop is air conditioned and right in downtown Portsmouth so you don't have to deal with waiting in a long line outside in the heat with the bugs swarming. And it's locally owned so we're happy to support them and brag about the ice cream in our area.

PS
All the pics above were taken at Pierce Island by yours truly. Nate looks so mad in the wrap on my back but it's because he wants the camera. He happily let me wrap him and throw him on my back and I'm very proud that I'm getting so much better at back carries!!! I'm actually considering selling my BabyHawk even.....

3 comments:

Weilding said...

You all look so cool it's hard to believe you are getting the crazy heat too! If I were to show you pictures of us this week you would see Emmett throwing a water bottle at my head because it isn't cold water, Jack draped over our front steps in protest to walking to our front door because he "just can't" and me scarfing down yet another pint of ice cream. I think things are much more civilized in Maine!!

MainelyMama said...

Well you know our state moto is, "The Way Life Should Be!" Just take it as a sign that you should come up and cool off with us for a while. (wink, wink, nudge, nudge) Honestly though, we only look cool because we're standing near the water and it's like 7pm and all of these pics were taken within minutes of each other. Yesterday was a true portrait of how we are in heat and it's pretty identical to what you've just described! ;) Children and temps above 80 do not mix. I hope you guys are able to hide out in AC at your place and keep the ice cream coming mama! Calcium is good for you!!!

Weilding said...

i am dying to come visit you! i just have to wrap my head around the long drive by myself with the two kids. maybe in august?? and you should know that you are always welcome to come down here anytime!! i have free passes to the zoos and museums...