The pools here in Kentucky are closed and will be through the end of the month. Normally I wouldn't care because we would just swim in the back yard, but we are in the apartment this year. We even picked one with a fabulous pool. Go figure!
At first, I was super bummed out, but we've found the best little swimming spot. The first time we went I didn't expect much because so many of these areas are packed with everyone else looking for a reprieve from the heat. Luckily, I was very wrong, and we found a quaint little spot not too far where we live.
We ran into one of Ellie's friends from cheer and spent the afternoon, just us, enjoying the sunshine and water. I'm sure we will make good use of the pool once it reopens, but in the meantime, I anticipate many, many trips to the creek. Hearing the laughter, and splashing and playing was so good for the soul.
After working up a good appetite, we stopped on our way home for another summertime favorite...snow cones!! The first one of the season is always the sweetest. Even the tween enjoyed it, he just doesn't want to let anyone know.