Poolside popsicles

Last week we were "out of the office" and in the pool. On vacation! It was last minute and so much fun. We rented a house with some of my extended family and the number one priority was that it have a pool. We literally didn't do anything else but swim and we wouldn't have it any other way. My ghost white boy is now semi-tan boy and he learned a few tricks while we were there! My goal last week was to get him to be less afraid of the water and maybe even swim. We didn't bring his float he normally wears and uses as a crutch in the water. You'll just have to see the rest of the post to see how he did! Here are a few highlights from our trip. We swam, made popsicles, ate watermelon, and played lots of games. It was a blast and we decided that a family vacation to a rental home is going to be an annual thing. Huzzah!

Flamingo coaster

Floating flamingo coasters? Yes! I saw these on Amazon and knew I had to have them. I mean, just look at it. 

My nephew. He's 9. We couldn't get over how much he was looking like a surfer not to mention 15 years old! 

My niece and her mad style.

Glow sticks in the pool

On the last night, we brought out some giant glow sticks and made a large glow hoop for the kids to play with. It was a blast! 

He swims! Not super well, and he still gets freaked out by the deep end, but I am one proud mama. I'd say this week was a total success. 

Road trip

The road trip home is less fun.