Friday, June 29, 2007

Fun Friday

In a previous post, I recalled summertime fun I had as a teen. Well, today I recreated the old swimming hole, only it is now a lovely pool and some neighborhood kids.

Every so often, in the summer, I invite neighbor kids to come by for a swim. We have always tried to be careful with our pool, keeping the gates locked at all times, using a thermal cover to keep the water out of view, and reminding kids "no swimming" unless they have been invited. Fortunately, we have had wonderful kids around us, and they are most cooperative.

In the pool today were two little brothers--Ty and Tanner; their sister Taylor with her friends Leah and Rachel, and another girl Gloria. I note that boys were rowdier (and younger) and the girls much more relational. The girls spent time trying to find out who has a crush on whom and then TELLING. The boys were content to splash, dive, horse-play and just have fun.

The old swimming hole may be updated, but the fun is old-fashioned!

Calm before the kids arrive!


Girl talk!

Lessons learned today--Stay cool, enjoy these lazy days of summer.


Denise said...

Ahhhhh – memories. I do remember a time, not so long ago, when two little girls played in your pool. Now they are grown and on their own. "sigh" It was fun watching them interact and just enjoy the water. Thanks for those good memories - they make me smile. Your neighborhood kids look like they are all having a lot of fun. It is very nice of you to open your pool and I am sure they all appreciate it.

Anvilcloud said...

I think they had a blast. It's a good thing that you did.

Ruth said...

I love kids this age! You are a good neighbour.

Pam said...

The photos of the kids are wonderful. Summer belongs to us all, but especially to kids.

Awesome pool!

cat59 said...

Some great action shots! Looks like heaven on these hot days.

Unknown said...

Summertime fun! What a great neighbor you are! They must have loved that! I think I'll have to post on our pool fun too.

dmmgmfm said...

It looks like they had a wonderful time. How nice of you to invite them over.

Mary said...

I love you for this. You've given these kids some summer memories they'll never forget.

Oh, I miss the pool and the good kids and bratty kids showing their stuff. LOL!

After spending many years at a pool on a summer day, I really appreciate the photos and the memories... Let us know when you invite them again, you generous soul.

Anonymous said...

when I was a kid our neighbors had a pool also! What memories I have looking at these photos! Glad you are willing to share the summer fun with them!

Cathy said...

Every neighborhood should have 'the nice lady' next door. You know these kids will remember these happy moments the rest of their lives.

Beth said...

Hey - I want to be your neighbor, too!