When we were looking for a house a pool wasn't on my list... but we loved the house so much we decided to work with the pool and now that we're in we're excited about it!
The kids BEGGED us to go in on Sunday night after dinner and we were happy to oblige. The water was chilly so we didn't think any of them would actually get in, but boy were we wrong!!!
It's no secret that I love little girl clothes - and little girl bathing suits are at the top of that list! So stinkin' precious!!!
While we were moving in on Saturday morning, Griffin went to Kids Club at the country club and one of the sweet girls there braided her hair. I REALLY need some lessons from them because the little braids stayed in all day Saturday, Saturday night, Sunday during naptime and still looked this cute Sunday night! They were in pigtails that started to look sloppy so I just pulled it up into a little bun. She swam in them and they STILL were looking great. Seriously, I need lessons!
I can't even with the little boy leg swimsuit!!!
We hadn't cleaned or skimmed the pool yet, but apparently none of our little people cared too much ;)
Dave is OBSESSED with the blue tile (he loves all things blue), but I think at some point they'll be replaced with something a little more natural/neutral.
Boys and their toys, right? I think they lost both of the arrows within about 90 seconds :)
We hadn't planned on them going in the pool so we didn't heat the spa, but regardless that's where they all wanted to hang out :)
Just thinking about all the swimming that's going to happen in this pool over the years makes me smile! And I love that we have their very FIRST swim here commemorated with these great group pictures (insert sarcastic tone here). hahaha
And it wouldn't be an after dinner swim without an after dinner treat, right? :)
I tend to be super nervous with my kids around water (I'm the mom that brings a babysitter to the pool with me because I simply don't have enough eyes to watch all of them and the mom who shows up during the swim time at sports came because one camp counselor to 10 little boys doesn't seem like good odds). I try not to be paranoid... but I'm also not willing to risk my kids safety around the water.
That said, when we fell in love with this house and it had a pool I immediately started researching pool fencing and netting. I've always had an "open door policy" in the afternoons with the kids running in and out playing in the backyard and since this house has such a great yard I wanted to be able to do the same thing here without worrying about them around the water. We installed one of those crazy loud pool door alarms on the door going out to the patio - but that doesn't help me being able to let them play out back by themselves.
We've decided to go with a traditional pool fence and (thankfully!) it's being installed this Friday. THANK GOODNESS for peace of mind! I'll keep y'all posted on what it looks like and on how we like it!
Happy (almost) Summer, Friends!!!