The girls asked if we could get the pool out today, because they saw a few of the neighbor kids playing in pools. It was 78 degrees and cloudy, so I thought it wouldn't last long. But no... they played in the pool for an hour and a half! The new slide that Grandma Jane found is perfect for sliding into the pool. They even figured out that they could fill up their watering cans and pour water down the slide to turn it into a speedy water slide - so speedy that Amelia almost slid right out of the pool.
The slide is also perfect for practicing ballet by doing arabesques.
Amelia had fun splashing - she even managed to splash Daddy a few times.
The girls played very nicely together most of the time, although there was a little bit of arguing about who didn't want to be splashed (Megan) and who was blocking the slide (Amelia). I am trying to let them settle little disputes like that by themselves, but that means I spend a lot of time saying things like "You need to work it out between the two of you" and "Remember to take turns". It's very cute how Megan likes to follow along with whatever Amelia wants to do, but I think Amelia is a little bit too used to being the boss. :)