Yesterday was gorgeous, so we decided to spend a day swimming at home. My in laws have an above ground pool set up, but my kids are not big fans of it. Caleb says that he doesn't like it because he can not reach the bottom with his feet. Anyway, we pulled out their kiddie pool for the first time this year, cleaned and filled it up, and placed their play place slide in it. Mckinlee all but died and went to Heaven. This was a brand new experience for her, since she can not remember playing in it last year. Caleb remembered it from last year, and entertained me with stories from last summer (the child's memory is ridiculous). Mckinlee was all over it. Down one slide, down the other slide, in and out, splashing, jumping, "swimming" etc. She loved it. Caleb loved pretending like it was the pool on his pirate ship, and fighting off all the bad guys that try to steal it. It was a great day spent at home.
After naps we rode bikes outside until daddy got home, and then we had an all out water balloon fight. It was a blast. Caleb was hitting the balloons off his baseball tee, chasing us, Kinlee was running around screaming and laughing, and Nick and I felt like kids again. We were all soaked afterward. We literally stayed outside until bath time. It was such a fun day.
I love this picture, in all of its redneck glory. The over turned chair in the background, the dirty pool water from the grass, the empty cooler that held the water balloons, the beer bottle in the make shift cup holder etc......Yea, that's how we roll.