We’re in the midst of an early summer heat wave here in Philadelphia.  My back deck thermometer read 101 yesterday in the sun which wasn’t really true but still tells you that it’s pretty damn hot outside.

I’m holing away inside of my air-conditioned house as much as I can but of course my daily craze gets me outside pretty often.  The kids have been loving the heat.  They’ve been running around with water balloons and whatever other items we have that involve water outside.

As I had to make a trip to Target yesterday, I stocked up on backyard water blasters, swim toys and other items the boys were thrilled with.  I buy my boys water blasters like this Swimways Splash Blaster ($10.49 with free shipping) because somehow a “blaster” seems better to me than a “water gun.”  Plus, they’re just more efficient in a water fight.

I also wanted to point out that this Swimways Baby Spring Float is on sale for $15.29.  We used this float for both boys as babies and toddlers and loved it because you can let the kids tool around in the pool in it and that mesh part allows you to leave toys sitting there for them to play with.  A great buy.

Of course I had to check out their swimwear as they have some great bathing suits if you go at the right time (ie before it gets hot).  It was completely picked over in my size of course but I ended up finding this one piece black cover up for $14.99 from Xhilaration!  I was thrilled and ended up wearing it out last night and is looks like an actual black dress.  It’s not this one pictured but it’s similar.  Just a great, versatile piece of clothing.  This Mossimo Strapless Smocked Black Dress is really cute too for only $18.00.


  1. I love this post. “Honey, it’s NOT shopping. It’s research for the blog!” 🙂

    And oh the irony. It’s 101 in Philly and only in the high 50s and windy here in SoCal – what’s going on??

  2. Mom/MomMom says

    Cute dress! and price better still. .
    and yes,do remember well , fun times with the baby spring float. . . .

  3. Haha OF COURSE Kate. Must spend money all in the name of good content!!! 😀

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