alyssa and sarah always tell me we have such a boring backyard. no big pool to spend their days in and help keep them cool. but honestly, do you need a pool bigger than this?
we have had this pool for about 10 years, and it's still in perfect condition. i've been told they just don't make them like this anymore. and we've been known to fit a LOT of kids in there at once. and the big kids seem to enjoy it just as much as the little kids. when you're really hot, water is water. last week, we had this pool out a few times. alyssa was bummed that she missed the fun though, since she wasn't here those days.
there's only about 6-8 inches of water in there. so sarah was determined to find her own way to get more water on herself.
my neighbors, zeke and ayana, were over last week. they're all a bunch of bucket-heads ;)
my girl. she's like a fish!
we also stole the slip-n-slide from grammie to use. it was actually quite useful. all that extra water ended up helping the dead patches of grass that we had. lol!
nikolas loved the slip-n-slide. heck, he just loves water!
haley loved it too. when i mentioned going outside to play in the water, she said "no". didn't want anything to do with it. she even hates when i "accidentally" spray her with the hose. lol! but after she saw everyone having fun out there, she quietly asked me "do you have a towel for me?". i knew i had her. she wanted in.
at that point, the nozzel had broken off the slip-n-slide. but that didn't stop haley. she would just run and plop down in the puddle of water at the end of it. over and over and over. and she had the biggest smile on her face the entire time.
ayana doesn't look thrilled in this picture. but she WAS having fun. i promise.
yeah, she's brown.
since we didn't have any extra shorts for haley, she went in her underwear. but when it was time to dry off and get dressed before mommy came to pick her up, i had to go find some extra undies from sarah's room for her. she kept saying "oh, i get to wear the BIG underwear". lol!
and nikolas was so content in that pool. he just sat for the longest time, pouring water from bucket to bucket. at this point, i was sitting over on the patio and was actually taking a picture of sarah going something on the side of the yard. and i hear him say "cheeeeeese". i look over and he's sitting there, with his eyes squeezed shut and giving me that big cheesy smile that he always gives me. it was so funny.
there have been a few slip-n-slide events since then. involving big girls. girls that i'm sure were going to get hurt on my watch, by the way they were hauling tush down that slide. lol! but in the end, everyone survived. although i may NOT, once i see my next water bill ;)