I shouldn't be surprised that it's not sunny and hot every day in Washington in July. Lately it's been cool in the mornings and then sunny in the afternoons. Today was sunny from the time we woke up until the sun set (it's 9:15 PM and the sun is just going down). The girls and I padded around outside this afternoon. Extremely happy not to be sitting in traffic! I put a few inches of water in the kiddie pool and voila...summer fun.