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Best Part of Summer

If you ask the boys what their favorite part of summer was, you’re likely to hear “everything!”, or “all of it!”, or “vacation in St. Louis!”. I’m their mom though, and I think I know what the real favorite part was, cause moms are all-knowing like that….

Learning to swim!

Sort of. See, it was learning how to swim finally (no pretty strokes yet, but at least they aren’t drowning), that opened up whole new doors of summer fun. As in, water slides!

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That’s right! It was double the checks on our Summer Bucket List – Learn to Swim, and Go Down a Water Slide!

The above water slide is at a friend’s subdivision pool, and before the boys could go down it, they had to  jump into the pool and then swim a certain distance to me, without touching or grabbing the side. Clearly they succeeded, as evident by the above pictures.

No more floaties weighing them down (not literally obviously – ha!), also meant far more fun at the pool! Take for example all of the fun we had at a big family pool day a couple of weeks ago. My parents were in town from Maine, so we picnicked and played at Laura & Mason’s apartment complex pool one Saturday afternoon.

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I mean really, I have to be right that this was the best part of summer! Oh, and did I mention that a couple of days after this epic pool party we took the kids to Schlitterbahn? Pretty sure that’s tops on their list too, and I know it was on mine! Sadly, no pictures from that day, aside from what was posted on Instagram. You’ll just have to trust me that all 4 of my kids had the biggest grins on their faces from about 10:30am-4pm.

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