Monday, July 5, 2010

It's pool time!

Yesterday we celebrated the birth of our nation by eating hot dogs and introducing the Fab Four to their new kiddie pool. (Yes, it's July and we are just now getting them into the water. Baby steps, people!) We filled the pool early in the day to give the water a chance to warm up, and then we initiated the kids into some of the most beloved rituals of summer: Swim diapers? Check. Bathing suits? Check. Sunscreen? Quadruple check!

Ah, summertime!
(clockwise from top left: Dahlia, Jude, Lucy, Isaac)
Once everyone was ready, we put the Fab Four in the water and waited for their reactions. They all seemed interested in the new experience—until the moment Ted activated the pool's fancy spray feature:

The unexpected blast of water scared Lucy away from the pool for pretty much the rest of the afternoon, and Jude was right there with her (kind of like how he refused to walk in the grass the first few times we were out in the yard). Dahlia, on the other hand, was not fazed and thoroughly enjoyed walking around in the pool and squirting the water out of bath toys. Isaac, too, was totally in his element, splashing and rolling around, climbing in and out of the pool, and sticking his face in the water like a pro.

Hopefully I can get everyone accustomed to the water so that we can try out the big pool in our neighborhood at some point. What I'm really looking forward to, though, is the day we get to take them to the beach for the first time—a girl can dream, right?


Beth said...

That is a very cool pool you guys have! We bought our floats at ToysRUs at the end of last summer. We like them, but keep the cases or they won't fold closed very well. Also, the awnings don't stay up very well, but my kids want the top down anyway, so it doesn't really matter for us. I hope they like the big pool!!!

JEN said...

babies in the pool!

Heather said...

I love Lucy's face and posture in the picture. It's all very "Why isn't someone feeding me peeled grapes right now?" :)

Christy AKA Trippin' Mama said...

Yay for the pool! We love splashing in the backyard. We've been to the big pool a few times with both Mom & Dad on hand. It's still quite the marathon challenge, but it's getting easier! Enjoy the water.


sonja said...

LOVE these photos! It's been so hot this summer and I keep daydreaming about next year when we can get a kiddie pool for our babies!

I love that you have a Jude, too. That was one of our favorite names!

I'm adding your blog to my sidebar so I can keep up!

Elizabeth said...

I'm sure you've heard this from Jen Murray, but swim diapers that have only been peed in can be machine-washed, air-dryed, and reused a couple times. That completely changed my attitude toward making a quick trip to the pool with our twins!

Suzy said...

Elizabeth, I did not know that! Thanks for the tip!


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