Everybody around town is constantly talking about the weather lately. It is the friendly conversation starter at the park as I explain why my daughter is sporting a swimsuit along with her bike helmet, it is all the talk when I turn on the news, and it is causing Mia to take fewer naps because all she wants to do is play outside. Along with it comes all the talk of needing the rain but I just love soaking up all the sun. I haven’t even worn one of my new Christmas sweaters yet and am feeling the need to go shopping for new flip flops and tank tops already. I could live in this 90 degree weather forever because I am so spoiled with it. The second it dips down into the 60s I am pulling out the down jacket and am plastered to our wall heater. I don’t know how most of my extended family in Iowa and Illinois survive. So this is what we have been up to lately: lots of park time, bike rides, playing in the water table, and swimming in the community pool.