"When you called me to be a Mama, You didn't ask for perfection. But that with every breath, I'd point them to You."

Thursday, June 26, 2014

our pool nights

One of our favorite things to do in the summer is go to the pool. With each passing year, our kids become bigger fans of the water, and this summer especially, they are happiest in their swimming suits, splashing around until we drag them out with their wrinkled toes and sleepy eyes. Though we visit the pool on the weekends, too, our favorite time to go is in the evening, after supper, often times when Daddy is having to work late. The Falls is not nearly as crowded, there's more open space to enjoy to ourselves, the sun isn't quite as intense and it's the perfect way to end the day. We pack a picnic supper to eat at a nearby park, throw a pizza in the oven before heading out or stop for a happy meal on these nights, and we don't come home until it's time for warm baths and bed.

Jaden loves to slide head first off the floating snake, go to the bigger pool to shoot water hoops with his friends and play catch in the water with the football. Brandon loves the elephant slide, all the water features and jumping in from the side of the pool. He's also become an expert bobber and is thrilled when he runs into one of his buddies in the water to play with.

Jaden has mastered his back float and Brandon has successfully tried wearing goggles. Sometimes we float the lazy river together, sometimes we get snacks from the concession area, and I love chatting with the other moms and dads as we dangle our feet in from the side and watch our kids play together.

With Jaden also attending the pool with his daycare class two days a week, we are definitely getting our money's worth out of our family pass this year. Looking forward to many more pool nights... and to hopefully getting Jaden to go down those big water slides with me by summer's end! ;)

They are goofballs.