New Selling Feature

We made our first big toy purchase for Noah the other week. A swimming pool! Now we didn’t go all Beverly Hillbillies and get a concrete pond, but we did get a little kiddie pool that she can play in (and I can soak my feet in).

Father's day 2012, swimming

She really had fun in the pool at my parent’s house last month, and I hated that ML wasn’t able to watch her play in it. So I decided she needed one of her own. It’s the typical five foot plastic pool with a slide that so many of us had as babies. And you know what? She loves it!

Father's Day 2012, swimming

Father's Day 2012, swimming

We only fill it up with a couple of inches of water, but she is really able to play more in this little pool than the big one at my parents house. And as for the slide… it’s a hit.

Father's day 2012, swimming

Of course, we will have to wait until next year before she can actually climb up and slide down herself.

Father's Day 2012, swimming

While it doesn’t do anything aesthetically for the back yard, it has brought lots of enjoyment to Noah, and that makes me happy. It’s also nice to know that on a hot day we can go outside where she can play in the water, and I can cool my feet off as I sit in the chair underneath the umbrella. That way I can maintain my nice super white tan!

Father's Day 2012, swimming

FAther's Day 2012, swimming

After she finishes playing, we just dump the water into our flower bed in the back, so that it doesn’t go to waste. This works out perfectly since this bed is always in need of water because the roots from the tree hog all the water here.

Father's day 2012, swimming

I might do a little research to see how we could incorporate this little pool into our backyard. Right now I am thinking maybe just adding a few planters around it for that Oh-so-luxurious, island getaway look! (haha)

Father's Day 2012

Oh! I just had to share the flan I fixed for ML for Father’s Day. We enjoyed eating it while Noah splashed in the water.

Father's Day 2012

Did you ever have one of these pools as a child? Or do your children have one now? If so, do you put it away between every use? Have you found any ways to make it work with your outdoor design?

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8 thoughts on “New Selling Feature

  1. Whitney @ Drab to Fab Design

    I love it! We had a pool very similar growing up, so I know Noah is having a blast with hers! Your back deck is adorable btw. I like your idea of added a few planters around it to make it look like part of the design 🙂

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    1. Krystle Post author

      Thank you! It’s crazy how popular those little pools are. I can still remembering playing in mine at my grandparents house when I was little.

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  2. Amy@BuffaloRoam

    My little guy loooooves his kiddie pool too! I finally took him to a real pool over the weekend and he was a big fan of that too. 🙂

    That flan looks amazing!!

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    1. Krystle Post author

      It was amazing! We will have to reserve it for special occasions though because it was loaded with sugar but it was a perfect treat for Father’s Day!
      I’m glad your little one is having fun at the pool this summer, too! He is just adorable.

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  3. Trista

    Love the pool! I plan on getting Ruby one in the next few weeks. I was thinking of getting that exact one. Did you get it at Walmart? That’s where I have seen it.

    We had a slightly larger pool when I was little. I remember the sides covered in duct tape because we would always put holes in it! Super hillbilly!

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    1. Krystle Post author

      Thanks Trista! We got it at Target. Mainly because they are so close to us now. I think it was just under thirty bucks.

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  4. Kelly @ Eclectically Vintage

    That watermelon bathing suit is the baby suit bomb!! That girl’s got style!

    She’s such a bathing beauty sunning herself while you hide under your umbrella (so do I – and I wear a big goofy hat to boot)!!

    My girls had a big inflatable pool – it was impossible to get the water out of that thing!! And it killed the grass when we put it on the lawn. Alas, those days are over. Now they head to the community pool where they dive, slide and eat ice cream til their hearts content!
    Kelly

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