We got a pool! haha :-)
OK, it's a kiddies pool which stands about 35cm high and about 1.5m in diameter. But it's a perfect size for the kids, and it's even big enough for me to get in with Anabel so she can have a splash, which we both love.
Ever since my parents put a pool in their backyard just before I went on the mission, I knew I had to have one when I was older. Every night after work I would come home and swim. I just loved it. And even though we are not in our dream house with an awesome in-ground pool and the sound of splashing filling the summer air, I am close enough with my little kiddie pool as I watch my (usually stark naked) kids romp and play, and as I dip myself in on a hot summers day for a cool refreshing
swim dip ...sit.
And you know what? Even though all I do is sit and splash, just being able to hop out and then lay down wet on a dry towel beside my 'pool', and soak up the sun's rays in my backyard as the kids splash and have a great time... if this is the most we can do right now, then it's pretty close to perfection for me. :-)