Both kids were very excited to go to the “beach” on Sunday morning. It’s really just a man-made swimming pond, but it’s really nice and has a huge shallow wading area for little kids. We also go there early enough to grab one of the big umbrellas; however, within an hour we had people plopping their stuff right down next to ours despite their being a ton of open space everywhere. Apparently everyone was doing that (crowding for shade) and we were not the only ones perturbed by this. I assumed first come first serve? I would never invade someone’s space like these people were doing, which is also we bought our own sun shade – for when the umbrellas are already taken. Okay, rant over. I just really hate having my personal space invaded. Okay, rant actually over now.
The weather could not have been more perfect with a nice cool breeze now and then. Phoebe was completely in her element and refused to leave the water even when she turned blue and was shivering with chattering teeth and all. Enzo is still fairly cautious and would only go out so far, but he enjoyed himself nonetheless, especially since we brought the squirters.
Eventually, once it started getting busier and the lifeguards arrived we decided to eat a snack/lunch, get changed and head over to the playground, which also happens to be one of the biggest playgrounds I’ve ever seen. Perhaps next year we’ll get a seasonal membership and go swimming more often. It really is the perfect way to spend a morning.
Happy weekend all! We get to leave early and I’m taking Tuesday off, so it’s an especially long weekend for me!