Monday, June 23, 2008

keeping cool (for free)

The park here in town has a great kiddie pool. We've been regulars lately because 1) it is SO hot, and 2) it is FREE. Two fabulous reasons. Lilly and Mamie's friend Sophie and her mommy have been coming with us. The three girls have had so much fun playing there together. Mamie likes to eat snacks (especially Sophie's) and try to pour all of the water out of the pool one bucket or watering can at a time. Sophie likes to try to get the watering can and also "visit" people she doesn't know. Lilly likes to show me how she is swimming and "holding her breath" which does NOT involve her head or face actually going into or even making contact with the water. It's lots of fun and maybe one day I'll actually get a tan. Maybe. I still haven't figured out how my children who are slathered in SPF 50 from head to toe have more pronounced tan lines than me when I sit outside the same amount of time with no sunscreen on. It's making me a little crazy. I don't think I've had a tan since I was pregnant with Lilly...we're going on four very pale years now.
Angie sent me this picture of Mamie and Sophie and I loved it.

Sophie pretending to put on sunscreen. Do you think Mamie's water wings are big enough? Seriously.


An attempt at a group shot. Sophie did not want Lilly's arm around her and Lilly was determined to talk her into it.




6 comments:

Charlie & Jennifer Senn said...

The free pool sounds like a great way to keep cool. The girls look to be having lots of fun. And I like Jon's pink shirt. Sorry I haven't done the list yet...I'll get to it this week. Thanks for the tag!

chesley said...

so sweet! wish we could join you guys. grant always asks to get in there when we're walking, but i've never taken him..horrible, huh?!

Courtney said...

Love the pool pics! We'll get tan at the beach:) Will has some big water wings too!

Dee-Dee said...

They are so cute in their little matching swim suits. I agree about the tan - Beau is more tan than the rest of the family combined. How does that happen? I don't get it...

Elizabeth said...

I feel the same way about being tan- it just isn't happening!! I like the "pink shirt" post too!

Zach and Kim said...

Let's all go swimming soon together! Hollis does not have big floaties but he does have a turtle float.I agree the pool is the way to go in the summer heat.