This year however; the weather as been mildly bearable. I suppose this has something to do with the fact that we have been relentlessly battered by an unrelenting month long deluge of summer storms. Normally I enjoy the brief reprieve from the heat and use the rain as an excuse to curl up a bit longer in bed or catch up on some reading. This year has been an exception. After three straight weeks of rain, Jasmine has been bouncing of the walls. Figuratively and literally.
There's only so many episodes of Dora the Explorer and only so many times you can read Oh! The Places You'll Go! before you need a little outdoor playtime to unwind.
Luckily, a few weeks ago we managed to sneak in a few hours of fun outside at Adventure Landing before the clouds opened up with their daily "outpouring of love." It was our first time there. Jasmine immediately took to the carousel, so 30 minutes and 30 tokens later we finally had to drag her off the machine so that other kids could have a turn.
After a few trips around the train tracks, we ambled around outside to check out the rest of the outdoor activities. Unfortunately, the other rides were geared more towards older kids, so we decided to call it a day.
I'm sure when I'm not around to hover, James will take her back and let her ride the big kid rides. And probably allow her to eat all the chocolate she can handle. Because apparently, that's what daddies are for.