July 6 (Friday): We hit 100°F for a couple of hours, our 8th day this year. Rebecca didn’t want to go outside at all, maybe overloaded from the two previous days’ trips. She also didn’t want to eat. For once, I didn’t force the issue. I just let her drink milk and juice all day. She survived and seemed happy enough about it.
July 7 (Saturday): Made it to 99°F by 2 p.m., but then it started cooling off a little. At about 6, a cool front moved through — windy, cloudy, down in to the 80s. Very nice. Maybe we’ll get rain tonight. Rebecca did much better, eating and playing happily all day. She practiced her body part words — she can identify (by pointing) any body part you can name, and can say most of them relatively well. (She can’t say chin or neck, and sometimes gets those two mixed up when pointing at them.) She watched Shrek and Shrek 2 back-to-back, despite having seen them several times in the past few days. She especially likes the character named “Donkey”, who is in fact a donkey.