Thursday, July 2, 2009

Fun In THe Sun On A Hot Summer Days

Here in South Mississippi it has been a really hot Summer.We have been reaching temps. of 100 and above.Ii has been really dry,since we have had no signs of rain for over a month now.Everything is dying out,flower beds,vegetable gardens,grass,and yes even the weeds are dying.You try to water at least ever other day,but chlorinated water just does not do what fresh rain water does.
The heat is so bad that the children stay inside all day,it is just too hot to play outdoors.They have a big pool but the water in the pool is like lukewarm bath water,not refreshing or cool at all.So to beat the heat and give the children a few hours of fun and outdoor time you look for a natural swimming pool.A nice cool running creek with a sandbar,a bridge to set under for shade,shallow water for the little ones and,deep water for the ones that can swim.They are far and in between,most are on private property and people will not let you swim in them.I do understand,it is a liability thing where they are responsible if anyone gets hurt.We are of the lucky few with a creek like this just a few miles from our house that people can still go swimming in,not many know about it so it is not crowded with people.
So her are a few pictures of how to beat the heat on a hot summer day and give the kids something to do that they all enjoy as well as the adults. Shallow water for little ones.
Bridge to set under out of the sun.

Sand bar

Being thrown high in the air

time with mommy learning to swim.

Family time

Diving through the air.

Flipping off into the water.

Splash time with the babies.

Riding the four wheeler down the creek.

Some of our "BAD BOYS"

Wadding time

Monday, June 29, 2009


It has been awhile since I have done any blogging,been alot of things going on in life,as you all know life throws up road blocks when you least expect them.Not going to go into all the things that keep me from blogging,but I have been so busy with life that it took me away from the computer for awhile.I am thinking it is time to bring myself back to blogger and enjoy reading and posting again.
Right now I am doing sewing to get my beautiful little grand daughter ready for the State Beauty Pageant and picking and putting up what few vegetables from the garden that the heat has not gotten.Yesterday the theomster on my front porch read 104 degrees.We have not saw a drop of rain in over a month.The flowers,grass,veggies and yes even the weeds around here are dying.Makes me want to cry watching my flower beds just wilt away,even though I do try to water them every other day.My grass is so dried out that we do not even have to cut it,and I love getting out in the early morning to cut the grass.

here is hoping you are all having a wonderful Summer that is not toooooo hot and lots of fun things going on for you.