Pool time

Our neighbor gave us a kiddie pool to use because they got a big pool. Allie has been asking every day to go swimming. The kids have had a fun time playing in the pool with no water in it. Today was finally the day when we filled it up!
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For all the excitement leading up to filling the pool… it seemed like a flop at first. The water from the hose is cold, obviously! We tried putting some warm water in from the sink, but it didn’t help much.
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Allie sprang out of the water as soon as she hit it!
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Peyton only dipped his feet in and he liked splashing. After a bit he progressed to standing on the steps and then stepping back out.
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He cried when Dada tried to put him in the water.
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Allie warmed up to the pool after a little playing. She had a great time.
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And after a while, Peyton stayed on the steps…
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And then he went in the water!
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He was delighted when he got out of the water.
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But here’s the look on his face as he was going into the water!
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It was so funny… he cried when he hit the water, but was laughing in delight as soon as he got out of the water.
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We had a nice evening! While the kids were playing in the pool I grilled hamburgers and hot dogs for dinner. It was nice to sit out on the deck and watch the kids play and then grill dinner so I didn’t have to do any dishes!

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