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Monday, July 14, 2008

Krystal's Pool Party

Happy Birthday Krystal!
Our neice, Krystal, turned 13 on July 9th. For her birthday, Sharon and Orvil reserved the Centennial Outdoor Pool in West Valley for a fun party. We had the whole thing to ourselves for a couple of hours. I was amazed by the number of people there - Krystal must be pretty popular :)
The pool had a lot of great fountains and slides and the kids had a blast. I was a bit stressed because Sam had drill and was an hour late for the party. It's rough handling 2 active kiddos in a pool. But we did get some help from the family - thanks Jacalyn, Colette, and Robin - and we managed ok. I'm sad that I don't have many photos - but I couldn't play photographer and be in the pool at the same time right? I'm still regretting that I didn't stop by WalMart and buy a disposable water camera.
Tyler spent most of his time pushing around one of the beach balls and playing with the fountains in the shallow part. He liked to walk around with the ball for a minute, then sit down on my leg to watch all the action in the rest of the pool.
Kaitlyn was all over the place. She went down the small kiddie slide a bunch of times. Played catch with me, with Robin, with Shayla, and whoever else happened by. But I think her favorite part was the larger slide in the deeper area. It was probably 8' deep so one of us had be treading water at the bottom of the slide to catch her. She came shooting out of that thing so fast the catching part was HARD. I turned that job over to Sam after doing it twice :) I was suprised that Kaitlyn - who is usually timid about that sort of thing - liked it so much. But we couldn't get her off it. She just kept going over and over as fast as she could. I was just about to go grab the camera to take a mini-video of it when Sam missed one of the catches and pulled her arm when trying to reach her. That sent her into a crying jag. But it was pretty much time to go by then anyway. And the promise of cake and opening presents perked her back up.
Sam's mom gave the kids these cute little scuba mask sets. Both the kids were too excited to get into the pool to try them out in the beginning then we forgot about them until right before we left. :( Kaitlyn was so excited to try them out that she had to take a bath this morning and play with hers in there. She is also asking non-stop when we can go to our pool. And if we can fill up her wading pool today. And.... any other deals she can come up with :)Anyway. We finished up the party back at Sharon and Orvil's. That place was packed with people! We all had cake and ice cream and opened presents. Kaitlyn was SO excited for the present part. She had picked out Krystal's present herself and had even paid for it on her own. (Bon - she LOVES the wallet!) Once again - no photos. I really need to teach Sam to just pull out the camera and start snapping away when my hands are full. So if anyone has great photos from the event that they would like to share (Robin!), please email them to me!


Cartier Family said...

It looks like you had fun and everything worked out for the best in the end! I'm glad that you all had a good time!

Cheri and Sterling said...

I'm glad you had a great time. I know what you mean about it being hard to keep track of two kids by yourself. I once had three kids at a big pool by myself (and I was pregnant). I haven't been swimming since.

The Richards family said...

Your kids really do love the water! I think that is a good thing to love during the summer. I think that is so cute that Kaitlyn picked out a gift and paid for it.

Audrey said...

How fun! I can't believe how big Tyler is looking!