Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Pool Party

Last year when Gabe attended Ames Christian Preschool one of their fundraisers was to sell raffle tickets for a golf outing where they would give away prizes.  My parents of course purchased a few tickets and actually ended up winning something.  They won a 1 night free stay in a whirlpool suite at the Hilton Garden Inn here in town.  So the voucher expired on April 30th and on April 30th they finally cashed in their voucher:)  Since they knew the kids would love to go swimming we headed over there Saturday evening.  Fortunately the pool was not very busy.  This is our little fish, she LOVES the water!

 This is our bigger fish, he also LOVES the water! 

This is our more land loving lets call him a turtle.  He was NOT crazy about the water. 

He preferred to stay by the steps and hang on the handrail.

or the chair near Mom and Grandma worked well for him too.

Although eventually he did get brave and stick his head in the water.

Gabe found that it was lots of fun to jump in with the floaties on.  This one may have been a bit small for him but he didn't seem to mind.

This was his splash after he jumped in, I was too slow to catch him actually jumping.

Then there is Callie who at first loved her baby float but then when we took her out to let Ty try it she only wanted to be OUT of the float. She loved jumping in to Grandpa.

the action shot turned out a little blurry, sorry.

After we finally got the reluctant swimmers out of the pool we changed and went to eat supper at the hotel restaurant.  When we got back the kids really wanted to take a bath in the whirlpool, they settled for getting in with it empty instead.

After explaining that they couldn't sleep at the hotel too we took 3 very tired kiddos home to bed.  Thanks for the pool party Grandma and Grandpa!

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