Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Summer is Finally Here

We are supposed to be having a heat wave, but it's pretty bearable.  I had my fan on for about an hour when I got in last night and slept just fine.  I was warm when I woke up, but then I realized I was under my comforter.

I thought it was interesting that since 1894, Western Washington has had only 3 days of over 100 degrees in July.  But it's August now.  We'll probably have a couple of them.

I think less than half the people in the area have air conditioners.  I met a man on the way home yesterday - walking with his water bottle, neck cold pack, and hat - who filled me in on how to stay cool:  IGA has free water.  They will let you stay in the library if you get hot.  Etc."  I wanted to say, "I'm from Alabama/Georgia.  Bring it on."

If you're in the shade, it's quite pleasant, even in the 90s.  Just don't venture into sunny spots.  I never thought I would say it, but I miss the rain.  I don't think we've had a nice rain since the end of May.  I'll be sorry I said that pretty soon.

This was the 4th or 5th outfit of the day.  I never know who is going to come down the stairs next.  The first few costumes were pink and frilly, but this is a nice change of pace.

This was just minutes before Kate demanded her own horse.

I belive she settled for the pink car.

Today is Kate's first day at MorningStar Montessori.  I dread leaving her the first day, but I do think she is going to thrive there.  She's so curious and fun and bright.  It will be nice for her to have other 2-year-olds around her.  I'll try to come back and post a picture when we take her.  And it's nearly time.

She's never been left with someone she doesn't know or either had her big sister along.  So it was kind of scary to be on the playground and turn around and see no one you knew.  Emily and I agonized over it all day, and she called the school to check around noon.  They sent these pictures:

Graysen and I picked her up at 2:30, early, and when she saw us she was properly excited and even took her sister over to play on the little slides in the room.  She was just jabbering on the way home - but, like Graysen, didn't want to talk about her school day.  She even said good-bye to her teachers and friends.  I think she's going to be okay.