We got a pass to our pool down the street this summer and enjoyed the water. It's an old school pool, but the kids still loved it (until we went to the new age pool w/ slides and fountains). Then they realized it was a little out of date. They still wanted to go swimming in it.
Oliver and Penelepe both were nervous to try the high dive but Penelepe was the first one to go off. Really I think they were more nervous about the teenagers at the deep end of the pool than the actual dive.
We were so happy when Rachel called us and told us they would be within driving distance to see them this summer! We met at Moraine View State Park for a picnic and swim. We love cousins!!! It was a great visit - way too short, but it was long enough for Penelepe to get a horrible sunburn!
This summer the kids started a book club or should we say book party? They read The Red Pyramid and then played games relating to the book. The first game, and their favorite, was the Pictionary Whisper Game. As you can see from the photo Penelepe and Oliver were almost rolling on the floor from laughing so hard.
Another favorite was the obstacle course.
They also read the Sea of Monsters and we'll see if they'll continue it during school or if it will just be a summer book party.....