Monday, July 18, 2011

My Favorite Saying

The previous post gave a good idea of how our Saturday started. How it ended brought me back to my favorite saying: "Are you kidding me?"...We finished running errands, and then went up and cleaned our Church...everyone takes turns doing this. We came home all hot and sweaty. Entering the house I noticed it didn't seem very cool. Jack then realized the heat pump wasn't working..."Are you kidding me?"...So after all the problems with our electric and getting that back in order, now during the hottest spell we've had in a long time..(last summer was not as hot), we lose the AC? Just shoot me. We call the repair people and of course it's the weekend and no response. So we're stuck with a not so cool home. I had already invited the kids to come over Sunday afternoon for a cook out since I had to cancel the July 4th one due to lack of electric..Well, I wasn't going to cancel on this. We went ahead with our plans and everyone came over in the late afternoon and the house really wasn't too uncomfortable and the air outside had cooled down a bit. So we ate, talked, and enjoyed watching the kids play. They had fun and didn't seem to mind the heat. Having a few water games did help! The repair guy came this morning and it seems to be working fine now. Thank goodness for little pleasures. And to top it off, we finally had some rain. It didn't make it any nicer temp wise, but our gardens are smiling! The only snag in the day was little Addy getting stung by a wasp. There was a nest under one of our plastic outdoor chairs. "Are you kidding me?" She was a real trooper and went on and had a good time. I caught a few pics of Anthony and Cameron having a water gun fight. It turned out to be a nice evening.

And the race is on!
Why can't I have just a smidge of their energy?
Ahhhhhhh! The laughing and screams can be heard all the way to the Creepy Woods! Get a close up of Cameron's face. It says it all.
Gotcha! Big brother captures little brother!
After the water gun chase Cameron give the "thumbs up" sign not realizing his brother is behind him squirting water on his head. Boys...

18 comments:

Sweet Tea said...

The heat may have bothered you but it didn't seem to be bothering those rowdy boys. What a fun time. I could sit and watch children play for hours. So darn cute!

Hope the A/C is working now!

Michele from Pipi La La said...

Yikes! I can see why you need a journal like mine! What's next - snow in summer and no heating!? ;)

acorn hollow said...

It is so fun to see the kids with all of their energy. I with you why can't I have just a bit of that. we are getting hot here but no air conditioning it never stays hot long enough for it. I do have it at work.
you have everything repaired and in good shape now you can relax
Cathy

Kim said...

The heat is heading this way according to the weather girl. But no A/C here. (I'll be cranky then) Glad you got it fixed without having to wait to long.
The kids look like they are having a blast. I hope this is the end of your repairs so you can enjoy the rest of the short summer.

Stacy Crawford said...

I'm glad you're all fixed up. I hope you have a rest from all your repairs for awhile.

There is nothing like the chase of water fights. I'm glad you had a good time despite the hubbub.

Sandi said...

I am always amazed at how temperature does't affect how much fun kids can have. They create their own ways of "cooling off" on the hottest days, and ignore the wet and cold when playing in the winter. Oh to have that much energy and the ability to seek the "fun" over feeling the "uncomfortable".
Thanks for your continued words of encouragement, Yaya. I truly appreciate you comments.

Hope said...

you're right...if only to have even a part of their energy and to take life for every minute it's worth. *sigh* I'm sorry you have to deal with the heat over there, I hope you get some relief soon...perhaps you should get yourself a water gun and join in the fun!
take care!

Bonnie said...

These kids are so friggin' cute. Gahhhhh. I am always the one running around with my little cousins because I still have the energy of a five-year old. I'm ridiculously hyper all the time.

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Sue said...

Air conditioning is one of my few requirements in life. Glad your is back again!

=)

Sush said...

Hi...I was intrigued and thought I'd stop in...ended up falling in love with your blog! Although I grew up in a different part of the country we seem to both have a love of all things family!

Looking forward to discovering more...

Hugs~

tattina said...

The heat is all over the world!
Here, in central Russia it is ubearable too. But the life goes on and I see that you had not so bad Saturday.
And I have a report of my Saturday in my today post :)

karen said...

Cleaning the church...never my favorite Saturday morning! (But ya do what ya gotta do!) Glad your A/C is up and running. Didn't look like anyone was having a bad time because of it. You have such a perfect piece of property for those fun activities. Just like a park!

Life 101 said...

Are water guns the best invention ever? We have a sack full of them and pull them out on hot days when our nieces and nephews come to visit.

I came very close to getting a red wasp sting yesterday when I was working at the barn.

Munir said...

I read your blog yesterday but did not leave a comment as there was a lot on my mind.
The pictures are great. God bless those kids. They seem carefree and fun loving.
Thanks for your support. I am going to try to be carefree as well.

Deb Shucka said...

So glad your latest mishap was fixed quickly and easily. It sure looks like you made the best of the heat though.

Hilary said...

These faces are adorable. Kids seem to cope with heat so much better than the rest of us. I hope your cooling woes are over soon.

Cheryl said...

More than one way to keep cool huh! So wish I was their age but knew what I know now. Do you know I think you you and your work crew when I write my blog now - hope you all enjoyed this week, I have a clear picture of you all huddled around the computer screen oohing and aahhing! Thank you!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

I immediately did a close up and burst out laughing. That child was absolutely having the time of his little life! Aren't grands wonderful!
I just found a ladybug tent like new at a garage sale and now I cannot wait for the little grands to come for a visit. It even has the little feelers ...creepy but the kids will love it. Has the roll up windows on the sides..AND the door...all screened in. TOO darned cute and even has a floor in it. Yep..can't wait to have it tested!!!
Hugs!!

(who cares about the heat when family is having such fun!!)