Instead of water balloons make sponge bombs! This is a great way to beat the heat without using up a lot of water, and sponge bombs can be used and re-used all Summer long. (And don't have all those balloon pieces everywhere!
Awesome kid fort idea: king size duvet cover plus exhaust fan facing into duvet cover=awesome fort. Or use a king size bottom sheet over a queen size bed and face fan inwards. Great hot summer night idea for kiddos.
A soldier and his squirrel. The soldier found a weak baby squirrel, nursed it back to life. Now the guy left the service, works as a taxi driver, and the squirrel is always in his pocket no matter where he goes! a-soldier-and-his-squirrel.