To me, Summertime is all about the pool. It is about swimsuits and sunscreen and beach towels and flip flops. Growing up, we spent every.single.day at the Cottonwood Spa pool. And I mean all day, every day. The funny thing is--the smell of chlorine still makes me nervous from swimming lessons all those years ago. But I love the sound of water spraying, the noise of all the kids in the pool, the hot cement...I love it all.
Here is what we have been doing to stay wet this summer:
I love sitting in the shade watching my kids swim. Probably my favorite activity of summer. Our lessons are from 11:30 to noon so I pack lunch for everyone and when we get home, it is so nice to not have to mess up my kitchen or worry about everyone giving me orders...they eat what I pack and they like it because it's all they got!
Duh! We hit the pool at least a couple times a week.
Even though Buster finds random Capri Suns and drinks them:
And Sammie does handstands all over the pool deck:
And Ryan won't put his head under but just wallows in the shallow end like a beached whale:
We still love it.
I bought the Pass of All Passes just like the rest of you. A bazillion people are at Seven Peaks but guess what? It is still fun. I love the intertubes..I may or may not have fallen asleep in the sun for about an hour on an intertube...I'm sure I looked awesome.
My mom has a water feature in her backyard that has turned out to be the funnest thing ever...lots of rocks for throwing (much to my mom's chagrin I'm sure), running water and cousins to play with.
Luke's swim team:
I've got no picture of this (embarrasingly) but Luke is doing swim team this year at our gym. He goes every day and I have never heard him complain. Though I complain plenty about the four hour meets twice a week..shoot me now!
The new Splash Pad in Fort Union:
This is fun. I wish there were more trees and a little shade but it is still great.
The playground there is pretty fun too.
Crummy Singles Event at Seven Peaks (because I don't go there enough with my kids):
At least I had fun girlfriends to go with because there were no good men to be found.
That's it folks. Any other fun water things I need to know about because obviously, we aren't doing enough.