Our 1st Pool Day with 2 Minis

This weekend Matt and I took the kiddos to the pool for the first time this summer. As soon as we arrived it was immediately apparent to us that it absolutely takes us both being on our A-game 100% of the time to make sure neither of the kids are jumping off the diving board. Long gone are the days of “relaxing” by the pool but we had fun getting our workout in chasing the kiddos around.

We arrived right after Caroline’s skipped nap, just in time for the lifeguards to close the pool and go on break. So I jumped on the excellent opportunity for a family picture since we were just standing around explaining to Caroline why she couldn’t run through the vacant splash zone for the next 15 minutes. 

As soon as the whistle blew the kids were OFF for two hours of non-stop squealing and requests to “look at this!!!! this!!! this!!!!!!!!! LOOOOOOOK!!!” Splash grounds are a magical place for toddlers.  


We took turns chasing Caroline around and around and around the splash
zone while the other parent sat on the ground and crawled after Thomas
over and over
as he sprinted into the deeper splash areas. Gosh, he is
so fearless it terrifies even me.

Also, I’m happy to report that the new
girls stayed inside my mom-suit the entire time. This is a legit fear
for me now. Normal people can tell when their bathing suit needs to be
pulled up a bit. If I’m not on suit patrol at all times things can go
south way fast. So anyway, I approve and highly recommend this adorable
(and on sale for $14) swimsuit which allows for you to sprint, bend over every 2.5 minutes and carry two children on your hip while staying in place! 

Oh, I forgot to mention how obsessed Thomas was with smushing his face into the fountains of water and then laughing hysterically. All fun and games until you flush out a $175 contact into an abyss of sprinklers and wild toddlers. Expensive lesson learned.

Our first pool day with two littles was a little hectic but not enough to prevent us from returning next weekend…with goggles for Tom Tom.





  1. Julie
    June 13, 2016 / 12:14 pm

    So first – you look amazing… And second – your kiddos are the cutest (we have the same alligator suit and it has been on repeat this summer)

  2. Rachel Emily
    June 13, 2016 / 12:20 pm

    I can't believe that adorable suit is only $14!! I had my first baby 4 weeks ago and have had zero luck finding the right mom suit for the summer. That one would be worth a shot at least! Thanks for sharing!! I was loving your pool day snaps! The kids looked like they were having a BLAST!!

  3. Sara Elizabeth
    June 13, 2016 / 12:25 pm

    I've been telling my husband for a week that we need to find a pool!! Love your swimsuit!

  4. LHWinstead
    June 13, 2016 / 12:52 pm

    I love these pictures— such a beautiful family! Looks like a great time!

  5. Courtney [Sweet Turtle Soup]
    June 13, 2016 / 1:23 pm

    Splash pads are amazing, but it amazes me that we don't have any close. It's florida you'd think it would be a requirement. Maybe I'll add it to the summer list and we will trek over to one.

  6. Leslie Lukens Martin
    June 13, 2016 / 1:52 pm

    Ahhh…what a fun family day! And girl, you look incredible in that swimsuit!

  7. Caley-Jade Rosenberg
    June 13, 2016 / 1:53 pm

    WOW!!! What a fun day for you all – what a gorgeous splash pad!! We only have one splash pad near us and the kids also LOVE it x

  8. Taz + Belly
    June 13, 2016 / 1:53 pm

    I have that suit and LOVE it!!

  9. Jaime Varisano
    June 13, 2016 / 2:15 pm

    Looks like a fun family day!! Such a beautiful family!!

  10. Not A Mom
    June 13, 2016 / 2:24 pm

    So much fun! Summer is truly the best time to make memories! Love that bathing suit too, hot mama! Linds @ Not A Mom

  11. The Girl who Loved to Write
    June 13, 2016 / 3:01 pm

    You look adorable!

  12. Just Jess
    June 13, 2016 / 3:32 pm

    What a fun family day! That suit is gorgeous on you! I spent four hours Sunday at the pool and it was so relaxing, while you were busy it seems like a perfect family outing! Jess at Just Jess

  13. Jessica | Being Bradfords
    June 13, 2016 / 3:49 pm

    I love your bathing suit! So flattering! What a fun day at the pool 😉

  14. Mary Leigh
    June 13, 2016 / 4:28 pm

    So sweet and such a fun day! Your suit looks great on you!

  15. Jessica (The Newly)
    June 13, 2016 / 4:33 pm

    You look adorable, and the kids do too! So wish we had a splashpad near us, as I know Caleb and Vivi would be all over that!:)

  16. Cristina
    June 13, 2016 / 5:07 pm

    Love that suit! How stretchy is it? Do you think it would be wearable if I've got a 22-26 week bump going on??

  17. Sierra @ Beautifully Candid
    June 13, 2016 / 6:42 pm

    Great find on the suit! Looks like you had a great time. I hear you, the days of relaxing on the beach, pool, well, just relaxing, are far and few between but all about having fun in other ways. Beautifully Candid

  18. Zelle B.
    June 13, 2016 / 6:52 pm

    Too much fun! And love your suit!ZelleSouthern Style

  19. Ashley Carole (Sweet Carolina Belle)
    June 13, 2016 / 8:00 pm

    Your little family of four makes like with two babes look so much fun! I ordered that suit right after I saw it on Instagram 🙂

  20. Lauren Honeycutt
    June 14, 2016 / 1:58 am

    I can't believe that swimsuit is only $14! It looks FANTASTIC on you!

  21. Leslie
    June 15, 2016 / 11:37 am

    You look amazing and your kiddos look like they had so much fun!

  22. Amanda @ A Brownie World
    June 15, 2016 / 2:29 pm

    The kids are cute but you had me at $14…shut up!

  23. twocomplicated
    July 5, 2016 / 5:39 pm

    where is this amazing splash pad your always posting about? Also I would love a free hellofresh meal sometime if you ever have any extras!

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