(Just go with it...)
Last week, we were on vacation. We didn't go anywhere, but it was still nice. Some house painting was accomplished (but not as much as intended, since we had record-breaking heat), some yard work was done, and we had plenty of fun times. On the first weekend of vacation, we bought one of the easy-set above ground pools and have been enjoying it very much. It's big enough that all four of us can get in and play and cool off, but not too big for Sophie. I had a crash course in water testing and chemicals, and still wasn't sure of what I was doing, but this week found a local pool business with very helpful people who answered my remaining questions and made me feel a lot better about it.
We also did fun things. We went to the zoo, and to another baseball game (future reference: Don't do both on the same day. I'm still sore.) The zoo has a brand-new splash pad, and the girls loved it. We got a family membership this year, and plan on going back again. By the way, is it a good thing or a bad thing when the baseball stadium employees recognize your family? Because that happened.
Now for some fun pictures.