^Ugh, he is so cute! Looks like he's smiling in some of the pictures.
Being an adult is expensive. Everything that one wants to do costs money, which is primarily why I like spending so much time at all the parks around town in the summer (we have two parks really close to us and we're often there on the weekends with a full lounging spread). That and the fact that laying on the grass with a magazine is a delightful way to pass the time. The only problem with our favorite area parks is that there's no water source and as the temperature has steadily heat up since May, we've been struggling with finding simple ways to stay cool as we lounge. We don't have an air conditioner and it seems like the inside of our home just sucks in all the heat and doesn't let it back out. It's definitely been a "damp wash cloth on our forehead" kinda sleeping arrangement lately (we've been known to sleep outside when we're in this predicament!).
But last week, instead of spending money on a pool visit or spending money on packing a bag with expensive goodies to head to a lake or river- we just went to the grocery store and got a $6 inflatable pool for our back patio. We filled it with cold water, threw in some toys for Chandler and chilled outside that Sunday with some fresh fruit and magazines. All from the comfort of our own downtown, beloved yet teeny-tiny home.
It was small, it wasn't fancy- but it was nothing short of our own little personal spa. And since Jay is in Texas for work this week, I've enjoyed dipping my feet in it and watching my shows all from the back porch - as well as watching Chandler paw at the water repeatedly and then get scared at the resulting splash.
Cheap activities for the win.