Well, we have been to the pool a couple of times now this summer. The first time we went, dad was still in San Francisco for work so it was just the kids and mom. We got a pool pass for the whole summer at the Lehi outdoor pool. On that first trip (which happened to take place on Jaxson’s 9th birthday june 13th) I got the four big kids sunscreened up, and told them they could go play. Jax came back a minute later and said he was going to go jump off the diving board, which made me a little nervous since my kids are not exactly accomplished swimmers. He felt confident he was ready though, so I didn’t want to rain on his parade, especially on his birthday. Off he trotted, and I pulled Sienna from her carseat and started covering her with sunscreen. The next thing I know there are whistles blowing all over the pool. I looked up in time to see a lifeguard climbing back out of the pool with his tank top and shoes still on. He had obviously had to jump in and save some poor kiddo. It took a minute before I realized it was MY poor kiddo standing next to him on the concrete, looking a bit shaken. So, needless to say, I think it will be a little while before Jaxson attempts the diving board again. Lucky for me I missed the whole thing, or we may have never gone back to the pool again!
We went to the pool with dad on Friday, which is a lot more fun for the kids, since mom mostly just sits in the sun getting tan, and dad will get in and play. Here they are throwing a penny and racing to see who can get to it first.