Summer is officially here. I know this because the rack in our laundry room changed today. It went from this:
The pool at our clubhouse opened for the season this weekend. Even though our nightly lows are in the forties, we thought we would go and if nothing else spend some time in the hot tub.
Ben jumped right in.
Emily took her time getting in.
Noah was content to just watch for awhile.
The pool was pretty cold, but they didn't seem to mind. They went back and forth from the hot tub to the pool and back to the hot tub again.
Eventually, Noah got in. Hey, he wanted to. He clung to David for dear life. Then, he sat on the steps of the hot tub with me.
David threw the kids.
And Noah threw everything in the pool.
And Ben warmed up in the hot tub. I think he is either 6 months pregnant or looking at Buzz Lightyear on his shirt.
Emily was back to being a fish in no time.
And would you look who has little curls in his hair? I may just have to forgo my 1/2" clippers on his hair and let it grow.
When Emily turned 5, she started swimming the width of the pool. We tell the kids, at five, the floaties need to go. We let Ben wear his floaties for a little bit today. Then, he had his first swim lesson of the season.
In true Mom fashion, I have eyes in the back of my head. Ben did great. He does an impressive doggie paddle. I'm hoping to get rid of the floaties in the next month.
We had a great afternoon at the pool. This is how we spend almost every evening and weekend during the summer months. I'm happy to see the rack filled with wet towels and swimsuits again.