A week ago my daughter, Valerie, and her two girls, Natalie and Isabel, came out to Grammy’s house for a swim. Valerie, Jillian, Julie, Natalie and Isabel all got in pretty quick. I took longer. Even though the day was just a tish on the warm side (upper 80’s) the water was cool so it takes me awhile to adjust. I finally climbed in and immediately started walking around the pool doing some clean-up. Leaves always fall in and bugs drown so I get my net and clear out all of the debris that finds its way in.
Natalie wasn’t content with this. “Come on, Grammy! Sit down,” she said often and with emphasis.
I walked around for 20 minutes or so, acclimating to the water and trying to keep from getting splashed. I finally put my net away and sank into the cool water. Jillian had gotten out before this and was sitting on a towel nearby. Natalie and Isabel found a new plaything–me. We had a blast as you can see from the pictures.
As the summer winds down we’ll do our best to enjoy every day. And Nat King Cole’s song–about one of my favorite seasons–echoes through my mind. =)