Wednesday, June 15, 2011

An Afternoon at the Pool

This past Sunday while Danny was playing golf, Emerson and I headed down to the Brier Chapel Community for lunch and some pool time with our dear friends, Heba and Ed.  Heba and Ed just recently moved into a new house and it was great to visit with them over lunch and get a tour of their gorgeous home.  After lunch, it was time to hit the neighborhood pool.  Brier Chapel certainly spared no expense when it came to designing this pool; complete with an olympic-sized lap pool, a family pool with water slides and raindrops and a splash pad specifically designed for the kiddos!!  Emerson didn't waste a minute getting her swim cover off and heading straight for the splash pad.
Splash Pad Fun
Love this picture of her gallivanting...
After playing in the splash pad, Emerson got talked into a ride down the curvy water slide by Ed.  As a mom of a child that can't swim well, I was a bit nervous. But Ed promised me he would hold on tight and hold her above the water.  So off the two of them went for a ride down the curvy water slide!!
Ed did his best to hold Emerson up, but I think the velocity of the slide even surprised him a bit.  Emerson ended up going under the water but popped her head back up and started those swimming digs and kicks just as Ed got to her and held her.  Needless-to-say, when asked if she wanted to go again, we got a firm answer of "NO!!"  So it was off to the family pool for some fun in the water and under the raindrop.  Emerson practiced her swimming and jumping and was happy to have Heba and Ed in the pool with her to play.  As you can see, I stayed on the side of the pool and took pictures!!
Family Pool
After some swimming, I gave Emerson the five-minute warning and told her to pick what she wanted to do, the water slides, the splash pad, or stay in the family pool.  Shockingly she said water slide.  I looked at Ed and he said, "Well let's go!!"  So, again, off the two of them went for two more jaunts down the twisty water slide.  Emerson had a blast and was much better prepared this time for the shock of the water.  Ed was also prepare and made sure to hold her up.  I think Emerson found her new partner-in-water-slide-crime!!
Thanks for a great afternoon, Heba and Ed.  
I'm pretty sure this won't be our last visit to your house....or the pool!!!

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