This post you get one.
|Half-naked baby! So cute!|
Why you ask?
We got up early as usual, packed a lunch, some toys, some diapers, some more toys, some baby food, some towels, an extra bathing suit, some toys, some drinks and of course, sunblock. We were ready to go to the Victoria Pool at the Saratoga State Park... when somebody needed to take a nap.
So... instead of arriving early to get a great spot, we didn't arrive until 2. Fortunately, our friends were already there and had been staking out spots for about an hour.
As we arrived we saw a line. Yes, a line. Of hot, sweaty, irritated people that just wanted to go swimming. But instead, had to wait as the pool was filled to its capacity of 344. HOLY. CRAP. That's a lot of people.
30 minutes later we were inside. Dying to get in the pool.
We parked our 35 bags near the one lounge chair and one other chair our friends had procured (good thing we brought our own) and tried to nestle our cooler into the tiny spot of shade provided by our half of the shared umbrella.
We had a blast. MiniM.E. loved the water and we swam most of the time. I planned on being Photographer Extraordinaire, but between swimming with the baby, keeping her off the hot pool deck, pulling her out from under the lounge chair, making sure she didn't eat the coffee stirrers, park maps, and rocks that kept finding our way into our space, and the "reusable swim diaper poop-splosion", I really found very little time for snapping pictures. (I won't get into the gory details, but suffice it to say I'm soooo glad I'm not using cloth diapers for anything but swimming!)
When we'd had it with the heat (and MiniM.E. passed out cold and slept in the grass), we headed home for a rushed two hours of unpackingrepackingtakingashowerbathingthebabygroceryshoppingmakingdinner. That's how it felt. And headed back to SPAC for the Philadelphia Orchestra. They were fantastic. MiniM.E. was super cute and I had a much needed glass of wine. Then MiniM.E. stopped being cute and started being fussy (not to blame her... after a short afternoon nap in the grass and it being two hours past her bedtime) and we left after the first half.
It was SO nice to fall into bed when we got home. I figured MiniM.E. would sleep like a log after all the sun and heat and water and orchestra... let's just say I'm still tired...