Saturday, September 20, 2014

Porter Park

There's a park by our house that has a splash area that we frequented a handful times this summer. We probably would have gone more than that, but on hot days/weekends it was crazy crowded and difficult to keep an eye on our overly excited 4 year old. Instead we preferred setting up our kiddie pool and/or sprinkler in the front yard while visiting with our friends and neighbors, but it was still fun to venture out to the park and take in the sounds of summer.

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This summer was amazing! Perfectly dry and hot, without being too scorching or humid. I now see why people put up with the insanely cold Idaho winters because the spring and summers here are perfect (I know this may be sacrilegious, but dare I say, better than summers in Oregon?). Except for this August... I would say 70% of August was stormy and filled with monsoon like storms- rain and hail and super loud thunder and lightening. At first it really upset me because I felt like summer just disappeared without a chance to soak it all in, but in hindsight I am truly thankful for all the indoor time that I spent cuddling my two girls. Summer eventually came back this month and we are now currently bringing in autumn with high 70s low 80s. No complaints here.

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