Friday, August 21, 2009

E wet

In following the tradition of Clare we return again to E Friday, where I post photos of my darling granddaughter E, because VG really likes to look at these pics.

The main reason she wanted to visit us in August was to use our pool. Up in Portland where she lives now there is a pool in the park near her house, but it opens for use on July 4 and closes the week before Labor Day, and she does not get to go up there very often. But at our house the pool is available all year, except that the water is rather cool in the wintertime. She wanted to try warm water, so we left the pump on and the cover closes and our water is now at a nice comfortable 93f (34c), and she rather enjoys floating around.

Looks comfortable there, huh? Well, today it’s supposed to get up to 110f (a little warm for later August) , and we usually wait until later in the evening to swim, when the water is shaded, but in the above shot she had just gotten here and just had to jump in. Fortunately she changed into her swimsuit, put on some sunblock, her sun hat (as seen in her carry on bag photo) and floaties on her arms before jumping in. The next evening there was shade, so she did without the hat and goggles.

And then we had the triplets +1 from across the street – I didn’t know five kids aged 4 and 5 could make so much noise, or splash so much. But we had a sufficient number of pool toys to keep everyone amused. We are due to have eight that size over tomorrow afternoon, I’m debating about what type of ear muffs to use.

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