We spent the night there which got us away from our house for a little while which was nice reprieve. When we got home on Sunday we played outside in the sprinkler and in a giant bowl of water because we don't have a baby pool just yet. We've come to the conclusion that Alex just likes being outside in general, doesn't matter what he's doing as long as he's outside.
Nighttime was not fun in the Schmelzer household. With the A/C not working and the whole day being in the 90's our house struggled to cool off. It dropped to about 79 by morning but was extremely stuffy. Alex's room is the only room upstairs and it had to be 88 at least so we had to make special arrangements. So the solution was to put Alex in our room in his pack and play and Kris and I slept on our Aerobed in the living room. We tried to remain as cool as possible with ceiling fans, tower fans and crossed fingers for a breeze that might come through our windows. I am grateful we live in an old house that has ginormous windows :) I look back on it as a memory, while now we may be griping and moaning, one day we will talk about that one time when we didn't have air conditioning and camped out in the living room. Someday, this won't seem so miserable, good Lord, I don't know how they did in the "old days."
Last week, we became members of the Columbus Zoo & Aquarium. Yay! I love the zoo and am sad to say it had been at least 5 years since I've been but somehow I convince Kris to get a membership this year and we immediately took advantage of it. Most thought we were crazy for going to the zoo on a 93 degree day but we figured with the A/C out at home we weren't going to be any cooler there so why not do something fun?! The Columbus Zoo is a little more than an hour away but we enjoyed the air conditioner in the car so it seemed like a quick ride. This was Alex's first trip to see any animals other than a dog or a cat so we weren't sure what he would think, not even sure if he would notice the animals. He had a great time and really seemed to see the animals and recognize they weren't like Charlie. I think his favorite part though, may have been the misters they had set up throughout, they were a nice break from the heat. We did however almost have a Monkey casualty, not a real Monkey of course. Alex's lovey we call Monkey, we noticed about 5 minutes into the Zoo that we didn't have him anymore. Don't worry though, Daddy came to the rescue. He walked back through our steps looking for him and found in the Lost and Found office, whew that was a close one! We had a great time and managed to get some pretty great pics for the memory book.
I finally got to see the Polar Bears, they were beautiful and incredibly playful. Alex was pretty interested in them too, watching them through the glass, that of course was until he got bored and decided it was time to run away. Boy is getting fast!
|My favorite picture from the day|
Kris took Alex for his first Carousel ride where we learned that he just was not ready for it. As soon as it started moving, Kris said he dug his nails into Kris's arms. Maybe next time.
When we got home, of course the house was a whopping 86 degrees inside so we packed up swimsuits and went to my father in laws. We cooled off in their beautiful in-ground pool and Alex got to play with his grandma and grandpa. It was so nice to relax in the cool the house but it was short lived. Alex's bedtime was approaching so we had to go home to the sweat box. But the great news is we made it through the weekend like champs. Heat, schmeet!
|Playing at Grandma and Grandpa's|
Like said, despite the heat we had a great and very very busy weekend, lots of swimming and exploring. What did everyone else do with their 3-day weekend???