While we planned for little, ok no, "spa" in our trip, we found some relaxation by the pool in a 1'6" toddler paradise, perfect for giving Momma and Daddy just the right amount of splash therapy while sipping on a margarita or two in the sun. Who really needs massages and pedicures after all right? (Ok, given more time, I would have totally taken advantage of it!)
So today I give you the "Water Edition" recap (a toddler in water picture heavy post. You've been warned.)
W went in with so much gusto that he was under in less than 4 minutes after we arrived. I hadn't even taken off my coverup and had to do the everything is moving in slow motion run to grab him thus soaking my clothes.
Here we are having a little chat to make the world right again.
I was worried that the trip would be ruined; he'd be scared to fall under again and the pool would be a done deal.
This little pool was perfect for the little ones. We brought beach toys in; we threw footballs; we ran around and even practiced going under and coming back up. And since the bottom was a bit rough, rough enough that I would have ruined a pedicure had I gotten one, Momma and Daddy found themselves sitting on the side with our ritas tossing balls for the little guy. Thursday was nice, but by Friday afternoon the Memorial Day crowd began rolling in, and I became that mom cursing in my head of course the adults (with kids no less!) who crowded the toddler pool with beach chairs. Seriously, where are these little people supposed to swim?!
He only paused for some "mandatory" take a break and smile with Momma moments.
I'm so thankful for the man behind those moments and found myself behind the lens for just a bit to snag a picture of the guys hanging out in the deeper pool. The picture doesn't show it, but the grounds include a walk-in beach to this pool, a feature I think we'll enjoy more once The Sheriff's a little older. He's such a water boy right now with little time for sand.
This larger pool also connected to a lazy river with perfect inner tubes for the littles guys and gals with a sealed bottom so they could sit and ride along without keeping their larger counterparts from relaxing as well. The Sheriff rode along like it's what he was made to do. Little Stinker.
With Wyatt's age, the pool was certainly the highlight of our stay. I think we even ate all but one meal out there. There are tons of activities for older kids, but right now, Momma, Daddy, and a little guy just shy of two, took a break from life for a while to soak up the sun and the love of each other.
*I was in no way compensated for this post.