After a couple of days reprieve, our hot weather is back! Owen got a new wading pool for his birthday, so the little kids have been using it daily. Our house is situated to take advantage of the sun for heating, which is great most of the year, but it means it gets really hot the few weeks of the year we actually have summer. As a result, we've been spending a lot of time outside. Our property has a lot of nice shade trees and a pond, so outside is preferable right now.
We figure we need to take advantage of the weather while we can since most of the year is cool and wet.
While the kids are busy playing in the pool and chasing chickens, I've been planning and prepping for our upcoming school year. We're starting a new chore system in August (I'll post more on this once I have it worked out. We start in a couple of days, so I have to have it ready by then). I plan to have that in place for a month, so we can get used to it, then start school in September.