Jacob and I were outside by 7:00 this morning to get the platform built for the pool ladder.
Patience likes to help…so she held the boards for Jacob while Noah and I assembled the ladder.
Actually, “assembled” isn’t really the right term. It was more like wedge, pry, squeeze, hammer, force, try again to figure out the instructions, scratch our heads, force some more and finally….the ladder was finished. You might not want us to “assemble” your pool ladder.
This, my friends, is the perfect picture of why it is good to have a whole bunch of kids:
Durn! That thing was HEAVY. (not that I would really know since I was too busy taking pictures to help)
At long last it is ready. Jacob got to be the first in the water since he worked harder than anyone else at setting up for the pool. (I’m not sure why Adam is on the platform with him)
Here’s the whole gang….if they hold hands and reach they can make it from one side to the other.
Levi sat on the side. He has to wait until we get him a swim vest.
The rest of the pictures are pretty much grandparent fodder…..
Hope & Elijah
Even Grace got in on the fun
I did take pictures of Jacob, but in every one he looks like he’s been nipping at the bottle.
Faith wasn’t in the water yet when I had the camera.
When the kids all got in, James came out of his office to see how it was going and he saw leaves in the bottom of the pool.
He called out, “Kids! What is the most important thing to remember?”
Shouts from the water: “Stay safe?!” “Don’t jump or dive?!” “Be careful?” “Don’t drown?”
“No,” says James, “always get the leaves out of the pool.”
Mommy and Daddy may need to talk about priorities.