We received some really great gifts for baby shower gifts from our friends, family and co-workers. It's funny the things that we still haven't used or that we were really excited about that haven't really got the use that we thought they would when we received them or when we had registered for them.
One set of gifts that falls into this category, stems from this picture above. We received this gift set from S.'s co-workers. It was the pool shown above, 2 swim suit sets, a sun hat, and a floating pool raft. We used the floating pool raft at 3 months, when Coen got his first pool experience on one of our wedding vacation weekends. But these other items were not used until this weekend.
We blew up the pool and filled it up (only a couple of inches of water) at about 10am, so that it had plenty of time to warm up and soak up the sun to make it bearable to get in for Coen. The water coming out of the hose was ice cold at 10am and by about 2pm it was still only a little cool. We put Coen in the pool and he was a little hesitant at first. He splashed around and tried to gather his toys to play with them, but after about 20 minutes or more, he was really into it. It was great!
The pool was a perfect size, we didn't have to worry about him much because of the water level and his ability to get around pretty good, on his own and he loved every minute of it!
I look forward to doing this more throughout the summer and maybe even partaking in the pool time, myself. It was toasty out there and while I was half tempted to take a dip, I didn't. But that doesn't mean that I won't next time! :)
Hope you all had a nice Memorial Day!