Tuesday, May 29, 2012

And The Pool Is Open!

Emma and I broke in the swimming pool on Saturday for a few hours...And yesterday, the whole family took a little trip to the pool, which was Kate's first time.  Something about summertime just makes you feel good!  Certainly helps that the pool is about 1/2 mile from our house!

A few pool-related  items:

Love this "puddle jumper" float - it is an approved floatation device - and provides a lot of peace of mind.  It came highly recommended by the swim instructor at the YMCA, and Emma even doesn't mind wearing it.  You can find it at Toys R Us and Target, but I ordered through Amazon because I wanted a cute color (very important...we have the yellow one).  

I just bought this gigantic pool bag...still waiting on its arrival.  Can't believe how much stuff is needed for a successful trip to the pool.

We've had a lot of success with Blue Lizard baby sunscreen.  I am a sunscreen fanatic, plus want to make sure whatever I use is gentle.  It's pricey, but still cheaper than California Baby (which is also good).

And here's your reward for stopping by...some sweet summertime fun pictures.


  1. Adorable! I love fun times in the pool! :)

  2. So cute! When we were on vacation we met a couple who bought the gallon sized container of Blue Lizard on Amazon (or somewhere) and refilled bottles as needed - as I recall it ran somewhere around $100 but she said it was totally worth it.

  3. Oh, good Lord, they are cute! LOVE the orange and yellow bathing suit!

    We're in Charlottesville, btw.

  4. I know I am commenting on an older post, but I just wanted to say thank you! for providing this information. I ordered the puddle jumper float for my 2-year old and we all love it. It is so great to have it in the pool at my in-laws. Please keep the great suggestions coming! Annemieke