Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Memorial Day Fun

Monday we decided to fill up the pool that Scott had bought for Luke and let him experience a pool for the first time. It was a ton of fun!! He wasn't sure about it at first, I'm not sure if it was because of the new experience or the cool water. But it didn't take long for him to realy get into it!! There were not many times he did not have a happy face on, until it was time to get out. It was also his first time to wear a swimming suit, he looked so cute. And just for Aunt Rah-Rah it has dinosaurs on it.

Water slide time!!!

That was fun!!
Ring toss / Put the rings on then throw them out of the pool game.
Here is the "throw out of the pool" part.
Slide again!! He is clapping or attempting to. Notice the tongue - it was out most of the time.
This is my favorite picture. The sheer excitement on his face
and the splashing water sum up the day.

Lessons learned:
1. The bottom of a plastic pool is very slippery.
2. Even thought the grass looks even the ground under it may not be, which makes the
bottom even more slippery.
3. The water fresh from the hose is cold even in 90 degree weather.
4. An aired up swimming pool with no water in it can become airborn on a windy day.
5. Getting a 19 month old out of the pool even though he is tired and hungry is not any easy
task.
6. Even with all of that, seeing him have so much fun makes it all worth it.
Here is a video for you to enjoy. You will get to see him slide, then he is putting the rings on the posts, and finally he is throwing them out of the pool. We also might need to rename it a slip and slide instead of a pool. Notice all of the toys outside the pool (to the left but the ring posts). He had 4 rings, 6 balls and 4 squishy balls that all were thrown out.

video

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