Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Beat this Heat!

I don't know about you guys, but I HATE the heat. I've always hated it. Winter is definitely my month. I live in Southern Arizona where the heat seems almost unbearable to non-natives (that would be me). I've only lived here for about 2 and a half years and even though I love the dry weather, the sun is brutal! 

This summer hasn't been too terribly bad, but maybe that's because I spend most of my days INSIDE where its cool. I've compiled a list of 30 fun things to do to keep you cool in the summer! 





  1. Make snow cones
  2. Go on a hike
  3. Visit a waterfall
  4. Go swimming
  5. Play freeze tag
  6. Get some frozen yogurt
  7. Outdoor movie
  8. Library storytime 
  9. Play in a river
  10. Go bowling
  11. Hula Hoop contest
  12. Eat at your favorite restaurant
  13. Feed some ducks
  14. Go to a baseball game (Go Reds!!)
  15. Visit the beach
  16. Update a room in your house
  17. Make your own giant Slip-N-Slide
  18. Dance in the rain
  19. Make S'mores
  20. Play boardgames
  21. Go fishing
  22. Visit a splash pad
  23. Make homemade waterguns
  24. Bake and decorate a cake
  25. Leave nice notes on random cars
  26. Nature Scavenger Hunt
  27. Make homemade ice cream
  28. Fly a kite
  29. Go back to school shopping
  30. Family Movie Night

Baby Update!


  • How far along?: 13 weeks HELLO SECOND TRIMESTER!
  • Baby is the size of a: Peach
  • Total weight gain/loss: -11 pounds! Goodbye previous baby weight! This little peanut craves fruits and veggies. 
  • The Bump: Definitely there. I'm as big now as I was at 16 weeks with Abigail.
  • Symptoms: Fatigue, migraines, sleepiness, and a hint of nausea. NOTHING like my first pregnancy.
  • Food Cravings: Yogurt, fruits, veggies.
  • Anything Making Me Queasy or Sick: Not anything specific. If I don't eat breakfast right when I wake up, I almost lose it. 
  • Sleep:  Sleep is pretty easy so far. I know it's only a matter of time before sleep becomes almost impossible!
  • What I miss: I'm still pretty early on in this pregnancy, so there's not too much to miss. 
  • Weddings Rings On or Off: On. I haven't blown up to the size of a hot air balloon yet. ;) 
  • Any Names Picked Out Yet: We have a few, but nothing is set in stone yet.
  • Movement: Even though I'm not very far along, there are a few times where I can feel little flutters! 
  • Maternity Clothes: Yep. Back in the old swing of things. I only have one pair of maternity jeans and I basically live in them. The crotch part is getting pretty worn down, so I'll have to break down and get another pair... Or two...
  • Labor Signs: Negatory. Hopefully this one won't give us a scare like Abigail did!
  • What I’m excited about/looking forward to: I'm excited for Abigail to be a big sister! She does really well with other little kids, so I'm sure she will be great with this little one.

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