Friday, July 03, 2009

favorite thing friday

There are several styles of kiddie pools on the market and we've owned a lot of them. But this summer, we bought an inflatable pool in the shape of whale.

What attracted me to this pool is that you can hook your hose to the front of it, and water comes out of a spout, like a blowhole.

We've owned this pool for almost a week and every single day, the kids have wanted to play in it. The most fun comes when the water is suddenly cranked on high, water erupts from the blowhole, and everyone rapidly takes cover beneath the whale tail umbrella.

Hey!! Who did that?!

The kids absolutely love this pool.

But I think I enjoy it the most.

We're in the comfort of our own backyard. The kids are safe and they are having a load of fun. Listening to them laugh and joyfully scream is beautiful music to my soul.

Tonight, we skip bath time.

I picked our pool up at Target for $25.00. But if you don't live near a Target - or this particular model isn't stocked in your local stores - you can pick one up on Amazon. See ... look!

It's important for me to note that these photos were taken just before dinner when the sun was setting. Because if it had been earlier in the day, the kids would have been wearing these bathing suits which offer excellent sun protection:

Because I'm all about keeping sensitive skin covered up...

... usually.


  1. Looks like loads of fun.

  2. Dare I say that they look like they're having a whale of a good time. :)
    (insert rolling of the eyes here)


  3. I love this pictures. They look like they are having so much fun.

  4. HOw fun! Do you have any plans to make your posts into books for your kids to look back on one day? How do you plan to share all of this with your kids one day? Any ideas? Sort of a like a baby book....with commentary??? How cool would that be?

  5. AHHHH naked baby! The best! Oh and happy birthday, Henry! Miss you guys!

  6. Beautiful Pictures!! Boy does that look like fun!

  7. OMG... Henry in the buff... nothing is cuter!

    We have a similar pool and thoroughly enjoy it when we have it out... although I wish we had the fenced in yard!