last time that Bayli was by a pool we decided that she was too young to take her swimming so, instead it was just time spent soaking in the sun. but, this time since she is 4 months old she came right in with us. at first she cried a bit, but we figured out a trick... (any of you with babies, listen to this!) one of us would go into the hot tub, get nice and warm, then hold our little girl as we were in the normal pool. this way, she would be a little warmer because our warm bodies were holding her close and if we did that she didn't mind being in the water. once she started getting fussy again, the other one of us would hop in the hot tub and get warm again and then we'd switch holding her.
i really can't remember the last time i had this much fun at a pool. before i was married i would freak out about making sure i looked just right in case any cute guys walked by. that meant; more time was spent outside the pool than in it, and if my hair or makeup got wet... uh-oh. you can't really have fun with that mindset. and then once i got married it seemed like the few times we went to the pool it rained on us so... having my little girl, my husband, and all my nieces around me, the pool almost completely to ourselves and no worries about getting sun burnt... nothing beats that for this freckled Utahn.