Haircut, swimming, picnic and a trip to the aquarium - oh my!
Despite the record-breaking heat (100+ degrees) this weekend, we still had a lot of fun. :)
I decided on the spur of the moment to get my hair cut Saturday morning and had probably 5 inches cut off. It's in a chin-length bob now and is sooooo much cooler. I'm still trying to figure out the best way to style it, but with this heat lately, I haven't tried too hard. ;)
After my haircut, we went to a public kiddie pool in town for some swimming. It took Ava about 20 minutes to really get used to the idea, but then she had a blast. It was wonderful to hang out in the water, and the pool wasn't crowded at all either, which was very nice. Jody got sun-burned even though I put sunscreen on him (oops), and I got a little red around my belly-button and bathing suit top, but Ava didn't get burned at all, which was a relief (and kind of unexpected since she had on the chemical-free sunscreen - California Baby - and Jody and I had on Banana Boat - hmmm). We packed a lunch which we ate by the pool in between dips in.
We left the pool and went for a little drive to ensure that Ava took a good nap before the picnic we had to go to that evening. It worked like a charm and she continued to sleep when we got home.
The API potluck picnic was a lot of fun (especially after the sun dropped down in the sky a bit). It was wonderful to hang out with so many AP parents (roughly 15 couples) and their kiddos, including a couple that just found out about the group the day before. The kids played on the playground and splashed around in a little wading pool. Ava had so much fun.
On Sunday, we decided to get out of the sweltering house and drove into Denver to have lunch at a little vegetarian, organic restaurant, called Karma, that had been recently recommended to me. It was really tasty. After that we went to the Downtown Aquarium and saw tons of different fish. Ava enjoyed it for a while, but then the dark spaces and the relaxing music they played just about put her to sleep and Jody had to carry her around. Once we got outside again she perked back up. Just in time to go see a petting zoo nearby.
It was a fun, busy weekend. :)
Today, Ava and I met some friends at a play/activity center for "open gym." They had a special today where you got free admission for bringing in a canned food item. We'd never been to a place like that before, but Ava thoroughly enjoyed it. She was all over the place playing, and helping out the little kids too and bringing balls to the babies. She also asked to hold my friend's son Mason who's 5 months old (I had been holding him) and she was so cute talking to him and gently petting his head and arms. I think she will make a great big sister.
We got a brief break from the heat today w/ temps *only* reaching 90 degrees, but it's back up to 100 for Tuesday. *groan* I'm so glad I'm not further along in this pregnancy. I remember how miserable the heat was at the end of my pregnancy with Ava. I'm still not happy about it now and would welcome a cool down, but it's at least tolerable. The good news is that it looks like temps should be back into the 80s by Thursday. Hooray!! :)