Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Wade in the Water

Our summer has been pretty uneventful thus far, which is just how I wanted it to be. We were so busy during the spring that it has been nice to have a slightly slower pace of life for these past few weeks!

We spend at least a couple hours every day at my parents' pool, which is (conveniently!) right next door. And we are rarely without friends, which makes it all the more fun. I love watching Eli and the other kids play while I read a book or talk with friends! :)

Mesquite has a fun little place called the Aquatic Center, part of which is a shallow area with fountains, slides, etc. for the littler kids. We went several times last year, but yesterday Sarah and Heather and I took all the kids there for the first time this summer. Eli was in heaven. Next time we go, I need to remember to bring a camera to try to capture his pure joy. He was so sad when we had to leave, and as we were walking away, he said, "Mommy, I LIKE this place!" :)

I love seeing Eli enjoy the water so much, because being in the pool for hours every day was such a fun part of our childhood summers. I love seeing Eli's slightly sunburned cheeks, bleach blond hair, and tan line right above his white little bottom. :) I love seeing the kids take breaks from swimming to wolf down snacks and juice and then jump right back in the pool. And I love smelling chlorine and sunscreen when I hug Eli. All of this is quintissential summer to me, and I'm so happy that my kiddo is enjoying it!