So after swimming lessons when we were already wet, we drove up to the pond to meet our friends. The water was nice and not yucky at all. Miss Aubrey loved wading near the shore, and the boys got to play in the water with pool noodles.
I was pleasantly surprised that my little girl did not try to go too deep into the pond! The shore drops off after a little ways, so I didn't want her to get in too deep. It was a good thing she stayed close, since I didn't want to spend my whole time there trying to wrangle her and keep her away from the water.
Besides swimming, the kids enjoyed digging near the shore with the sand toys we brought.
Having water near the sand added a whole new element of fun to their digging! Even Miss Aubrey had fun digging in the sand.
Maybe sometime we will have to come back and actually fish at the pond to see if we can catch anything. For today we were just happy to stay and play.
As for me, it was nice to sit under the shade of my umbrella with a friend and watch our kids play. These are the summer days that I will look back on with a smile.