Posts Tagged ‘pool


LAST day of Kindergarten!

While the girls were off at summer camp for a week, Asher had his last day of kindergarten on June 4th!

After Asher came home, we went to the neighborhood pool to kick off the summer!! I got to try out my new Pentax Optio WG-3 GPS purple 16 MP Waterproof Digital Camera with 3-Inch LCD Screen (Purple)
that I got for my birthday!

Asher and one of his best friends!


Spring Break-beach time!

The last day of our vacation we went to my grandpa’s house to swim for a bit before heading to Huntington Beach!  I love how we hit the snow earlier in the week and the beach later!  Gotta love southern CA!

First swim of the year!

I grew up swimming in this pool, so I love watching my kids swim in it! That diving platform felt SO HIGH to me when I was little!

It was cold water, but the kids didn’t care!

The kids LOVE the beach! We could spend all day here easily!

chasing the surf

a boy and his sand pile

Ella drawing in the sand

We had SUCH a great vacation, and can’t wait to go back to California!


neighborhood pool

We are blessed to have a wonderful neighborhood pool that is only about 200 yards away from our house!  This pool has some really cool slides and just this past weekend, Rilyn and Ella got brave enough to try them!

shadowglen pool slides

Here is Rilyn going down! (She only went down about 15 times that day!)


And here is Ella. Now Ella went 3 times before the lifeguard caught on that she wasn’t exactly tall enough. Oops!

You can tell by Ella adjusting her goggles before she

goes in, that this slide is not fast as long as you are

sitting.  But if you lay down, that’s another story!

And here is Asher sporting his new floatation device that we love!

It’s really nice to have such a fun, clean pool near us to swim in everyday. Why is it so clean? Well, because we have very specific rules.   (The last rule is my favorite.) 🙂

It makes me shudder that they even have to print rules like the last one…really,

are people that gross?


graceful exits

I’m sure one day Rilyn will not be too thrilled that I posted these pictures, but it was so funny I couldn’t pass it up.  James took these shots the other day (note: I’m trying to cut back in my photo-taking this month, not James.)

From May 2009
From May 2009

This is what happens when mommy has left over swim diapers from last summer and you have two older sisters.

From May 2009