23 August 2009

pool time



This past week my handsome husband has been away in Germany on business. #2 has also been staying in Minnesota at my dad's for a few weeks. That left me with three boys and, for a couple of days, some pretty warm weather.




One day I decided that, seeing as we don't have a pool, we needed to find one. When we were doing our floors a few years back during our big kitchen renovation, we had to move out for nearly a week, and we decided to stay at the local Marriott as it had a great pool for the boys and was relatively close to home. It is located at a local outdoor mall, which was nice when it came to walking to restaurants, coffee, or the movie. (okay, and maybe to do a bit of shopping when I could sneak away...)




As we had such great memories of our "stay-cation" back then, I thought that this would be the perfect place to spend a night hanging out with the boys and playing in the pool.





We had a great time - lots of swimming, dinner at one of our favorite burger joints, and a movie with popcorn before bed.




I highly recommend it when you need a little break from the ordinary!


23 comments:

Queen B. said...

i LOVE pool time !!!!!!!!!!!!!

sinnlighet said...

Yes yes yes, I like your nice & lovely blog, and leave a swedish footprint after me...

Regards from Agneta in Sweden

vicki archer said...

Great idea...I am up for any break in the daily routine, xv.

Jacqueline said...

What a brilliant idea....I would never have thought of it.
A bit of shopping,a bit of eating, a bit of swimming a bit of sleeping....and you don't have to wash up or make the bed !!!!....a perfect day. XXXX

Drawn to The Sea said...

Such a precious family, Mimi. I bet they loved the pool at night too. Salt water heals everything, but pools relax like nothing else.

Happy Sunny Day :-)
Julia

cottagesweet said...

Looked like a great time! Must be nice to still have children at home. Sigh. I have an empty nest; well, except for a dog and hubby.

Nora Johnson said...

Wonderful idea - especially with these temperatures! In Seville, it's currently 41C plus high humidity and no respite in sight!

Hope you've had a great weekend and warm greetings from Andalucia, Spain!

xxLola & Nora:)

Lori said...

What a wonderful idea Kim ~ I would never think of something like that ~ you are way too smart!!

Farmgirl Paints said...

Great idea! We never think to do this, but I know my kids would love it just the same.

Dustjacket Attic said...

What a really fab idea, you are such a great mom for thinking of this and doing it!
xoxo

Beach Vintage said...

Yes, it is great to get away at times. Look like everyone had a ball.

cate said...

What a wonderful way to spend your weekend!!gorgeous photos
:) Cate

The Little Red Shop said...

"We need to get out of this wilderness and get to some kind of mall." Joan Cusack ~ "Acceptance"

: )

Julie M.

ps The verification word is, "butcult." Oh, dear.

Joyce said...

This looks like it was so much fun! A little stay-cation with the boys. I bet they had a great time too. Stay cool my friend. xoxo

Kasey said...

fun!
fyi...the pool we "sneak" into...is a resort style hotel here in town...so we always just walk right in to the back where the indoor pool is located.
I'm sure once they start to recognize us on a weekly visit in the winter...then our haven will be gone.
just don't say anything.
xo

Jen R. said...

I love pool time! How fun!

Barn House said...

very jealous about your pool time because I REALLY need some pool time myself. why didn't you come pick me up???

Tracey said...

Looks like something my kids would LOVE to do!!

:) T

JennyMac said...

I love pool time and what beautiful kids you have!

Allegra said...

Okay, THIS is a fun idea!! I think I should save my pennies and take my baby for a getaway when the hus goes and shoots wedding one weekend.
It looks like you had fun AND you didn't have to clean the towels!!

Kristin said...

Awwwwwww, that looks like a lovely retreat! What lucky little dudes you have!

paige said...

you're such a super mommy...i love that idea!
glad you and those handsome boys of yours had such a sweet time together.
hope its cooled down a bit for ya'll
xo

Lissa said...

I bet they adored you for this! good mommy!