We were inspired by a post from In Lieu of Preschool and decided to make a baby pool at the beach. The timing was spontaneous, so we used what we had at home, which was a plastic sheet designed to cover the floor or furniture when painting instead of going out and purchasing a shower curtain. We learned that we could still have a whole lot of fun with a pool made from a thin plastic sheet, though the shower curtain would have made for more durable leak-free fun. The babies revisited their appliqué shirts from the 4th of July for our day at the beach.
They waited in a pack’n’play under an umbrella for Daddy to make a baby pool
and then got in while Daddy filled the buckets in the ocean multiple times.
They were keen on the beach baby pool
and loved to feel their feet in the cool water.
Xayden foreshadowed a five o’clock shadow
as the thin plastic broke through and signaled that it was time to go.
Ryder surveyed the beach one last time.
We placed the plastic sheet in the recycling bin and Greg filled the hole from the baby pool back up with sand. This was the longest time the babies have spent on the beach and they loved it. It was nice for us to escape triple digit temperatures and allow any stress to melt into the ocean. We got our workout pushing the loaded quad stroller, which was not designed for off-roading, across the beach back to the car. Have you been to a lake or the ocean this summer? I would love to hear from you. As always, comments are welcome.