it's been so stinkin hot here that we've had a hard time finding fun things to do during the day. the grass is brown and pokey, and it's no fun to be out very long. i know it got hot in illinois too, but this hot spell of temps above 100 has lasted and lasted.
the splash park isn't so crowded early in the morning, and we had it to ourselves this time. the kids had fun running thru the water and playing in the "car wash" (in the first pic).