Saturday, August 28, 2010

Just When I Can't Handle AZ Any Longer....

The Hottie is out of town. Boys' camping, fishing, & Paintball trip. Yesterday's weather was super, super faaaaaaantastic! It was overcast and warm...but, NOT AZ warm. It was set to be even better today, so Ash and I decided to take the kids to the zoo. We picked up my mom and all 8 of us headed out to the zoo. We arrived at 10:15. Met the iguana at 10:30. Walked to the monkeys and saw a few animals along the way. Arrived at the monkeys at 11:00. Booked it out of there and made it to the car at 11:15. Total time in the park...1 hour. OMG was it hot. We were dripping. The kids were wiped out.

What were we thinking??!!

Funny thing is - it wasn't even 90 degrees. It was just so hot. And sunny. And humid. Gross!

Then - being the geniuses that we are - we decided to take the light rail to downtown Phoenix for some lunch. You know...when you're super hot, might as well wait in the sun to take the light rail. After an exciting (yes, the kids loved it) ride to Phoenix, we exited at 3rd and headed to the Arizona Center to find some place to eat. So sad...almost everything has closed down. We ended up eating at Hooters. Yes, you read that right. Us girls took the kids to Hooters. We ate, cooled off and then made the dreaded walk back to the light rail. We arrived back to the car at 2:30. We were exhausted.

It's days like this during the 2 hottest months of the entire year that I wonder what the heck I'm doing in Arizona. Normally, it's right at the end of the summer when I just can't take it anymore. Today was one of those days.

We made it home, fed Charlotte, and relaxed on the couch. I put on a pot of water on the stove to make mac and cheese. (yes, we're super gourmet when the Hottie is not home) and then the thunder began. It was awesomely loud. The kids loved it. Well....Charlotte slept through it - so I don't think she really cared. Then the rain started. Pouring rain. The temperature had dropped a bit and the sun was still out, but hiding behind the gray clouds.

I looked outside and the view was incredible. The way the sun peeked out from some of the clouds as the rain literally poured down in buckets was amazing. The color in the sky was a gray-ish yellow. I begged the cuties to run out in the backyard and play in the rain. They thought I was crazy. So I went. And, they followed. And, pretty soon they were dancing around and around and laughing and jumping and having the best time.

Thank you monsoons...for restoring my faith in the AZ weather. In just about one short month, we'll be having some much better days. And those days will last for about 8 or 9 months. Couldn't be better.


Ashley said...

So cute!!! Love the pictures!! I love Charlie's little arm!

Robin said...

Too cute! Those pictures are awesome!