Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Pool Time at the Beach

I think I have decided to break our trip down in terms of activities instead of day by day. We spent a good amount of time each and every single day we were there at the pool. The weather was just so perfect while we were there that we had to take advantage! MoMo and Papa Ray were staying in Gulf Shores the first half of the week too so one day we went to the awesome pool at their condo. It had a great play area for little kids including this lion slide. Reid must have gone down this bad boy a hundred times!


He was having a blast!

They had a big curvy tunnel slide too that the kids went down a couple of times but this was definitely more their speed.

I wish I would have gotten a picture of the whole kid area but I didn't. They basically have a playground in the water on one half of the pool that is a foot deep and then a regular pool on the other half.

Lilly enjoyed floating around the pool.

And hanging out with MoMo. There is a restaurant grill there so we got to eat our lunch poolside.

The pool had one of those mushroom things that water just cascades off of and Reid and Lilly both got right in the middle of it. I think Reid might have done it on accident. He wasn't really sure how to get out of there.

Lilly, on the other hand, LOVED it and called it her shower. She kept saying, "I'm going to go take a shower."

Both Reid and Lilly swam like champions. I am so proud of their swimming skills!

The pool at our condo was really great too. It was half indoor/half outdoor with a swim through area.

It had a bench that went all the way around one side of the pool and the kids loved getting on the bench and jumping in the water. This is Reid and his BIG splash in this picture.

Lilly just hanging out on the bench.

Saying cheese with Daddy. Aren't they just precious together? Oh, I have to tell this story. There was a little girl named Shelby there and she wanted to guess Matt's name. Well the first thing she guessed was "Nacho" and Matt said, "Yes! You guessed it!" So all week long every time we would see sweet little Shelby she would say, "Hey Nacho!" She guessed my name was "Cheeto" but I gave her my real name. Every once in a while though I still say, "Hey Nacho" when he walks in a room though. Ha!

We had so much fun just hanging out and swimming and playing in the pool!

Lilly and Reid loved having the whole family there and getting all kinds of attention and pretty much anything they wanted.

Reid thought is was hysterical when Uncle Bert went under the water (it's the little things). All week long he would say "Go down Bert!!" and he has continued to say it the two weeks we have been home. I even got it on video! If you mention a pool, Reid's response is "Go Down Bert!" Ha!

1 comment:

Courtney said...

They look like they are having so much fun. They are both at a really good age to enjoy the pool. Have a wonderful weekend.