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.
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.....