Sunday was the Opening Day Pool Party and BBQ for our neighborhood pool. Despite an air temperature of barely 73 degrees and a water temperature to match, the kids had a great time playing in the water with Daddy. (Mommy was sitting on the sidelines wearing a sweater!)
The kids can both reach in the shallow end of the pool this year and Vicki had a great time paddling around wearing floaties on her arms. I think this is going to be a great year at the pool – the first that I won’t have to spend the whole time holding one kid or the other.
Right next to our pool is a nice shallow part of the river that is great for searching for crawfish, river mussels, snails and other interesting critters. (One kid found a dead turtle with a cracked shell – yuck). Vicki enjoyed the river much more than Georgie, who didn’t care for all the mud.
We finished up with more swimming, than hanging out by the bonfire listening to folk songs sung by one of our very talented neighbors while having some tasty treats.
It’s official, Summer is here!