Second week of summer here and the past few weeks I’ve been reading blogging/forum mamas talk about how HOT it is. Well summer finally hit us!

It’s 92 degrees in the shade, and while that may not seem like anything where you’re from, remember, we are almost two miles above sea level, this sun is unmerciful!

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92 degrees

I have been wondering what to do about the sun, I thought one of those automatic shades would be cool (literally). But then I remembered our wedding gift from Uncle Justin! This handy shade cover thingie!

Shade relief!

Shade relief!

I almost passed out from the heat putting it together, even though it was very easy. My hands burned from the hot metal rods.

If you can see from the above picture, I had a large one foot chunk of ice I threw in Satori’s pool, and told her it was an ice berg for her penguin. 🙂 A few seconds later, below you can see it already melted apart!

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Daddy left for Mexico a few hours ago, but just wanted to post these pictures for him so he can see how we’re handling this very hot day!

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Satori and I should have our new passports sometime next month, and maybe we’ll be taking a trip to Mexico soon. Dad wants us to do a quick unit study on Mexico this week, so I’m off to research that!