#946 - Swimming

$9 swimming pool

On Mother's Day night, Daniel and I were able to go on a date. When you live in a small town, it's not a date without some sort of trip to Wal-Mart. So, between dinner and our movie, we stopped by Wal-Mart for a few things. One of those being the best investment we've made in a long time.

This pool...

I pulled it out this past Thursday during Ella's morning nap, and you would have thought I'd shown Riley a million dollars. He just kept saying, "We have our own pool! Daddy's not going to believe this!" (never mind that Daddy was the one to pick it out!) Once I got it blown up, I handed the water hose over to little man and he went to work.

 And then it was time to test it out!

The water was cold, but he didn't care! He had a blast!

And then when sister woke up, it was time for a pool mate! They were so cute to watch. He would splash her or pour water on her head, and she'd just laugh! I definitely think she's going to be our water-baby. Riley flips out if water gets in his eyes ("I need a dry towel!!!"), but Ella is totally fine with water just running down her face.

Oh, and she's not afraid to stand up in the pool either...Mama's not a huge fan of it, but that doesn't stop Miss Strong Will. :)

Miss Patriotic the day after Memorial Day (they swam on Memorial Day, too, but I didn't get any pictures).

Can you tell this is one of his favorite things to do at this point in his life??

 This past Friday Riley had his first "pool party" with a friend. :) His friend, Jamie, from down the street came for a play date and they played in the pool for about 3 hours. As Riley said, his hands and feet were quite "spongy" when he got out.

It's not even June yet, and I can already tell we're going to get our money's worth (and then some!) out of this $9 pool! If you're a Mama of little ones and don't have something like this yet, GO RIGHT NOW and get one! You will never regret it! (except maybe the extra laundry it causes due to needing towels and bathing suits)

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