Today, it was 115 degrees outside. We attempted a play date at the park this morning at 9:30 and it was so miserably hot in the shade that we lasted all of 20 minutes before deciding to pack it up and take the kids to Steel City Pops.
Unfortunately, Steel City Pops is not on the same schedule as toddlers (or others who want popsicles before lunch) and they don't open until noon.
It was now 10:30 - too early for lunch (again, because nothing was open yet) and dangerously close to nap time. So, with two kids falling asleep in their carseats, we called a day and headed home.
I was so disappointed. I try to plan something fun to do each day with Catherine (even if it's just exploring our own backyard) and today's plan was clearly a bust. So, the only logical solution?
Toys R Us.
We stopped on the way home and bought a baby pool. C woke up from her morning nap to this in our living room:
She was so excited, she got in it immediately.
$30 well spent.
Until it was time to come inside...