Saturday, June 25, 2011

Pool Fun!

Oh my word, did we have an awesome morning or what! Now, ya'll know how upset I get about the base pool.  In fact, I get so pissed that I'm not even going to go into it because it'll just get me all riled up again.  If you have no idea what I'm talking about, I'll just say that basically, kids are not allowed at the base pool.

SO, a friend (thanks Heidi!) told me about this pool in Dededo.  I'd heard about it at preschool a while back, but then I forgot.  Kids stole my brain cells.  But after this friend told me about it, I decided that I should check it out, and what better time than when my mama is here to lend an extra hand? Of course, nothing in Guam is online (it's very strange) so I just crossed my fingers and hoped it would be open and we piled in the van and off we went.

They weren't open.  OF COURSE.  But we drove up anyway, and the lifeguard was really funny and sweet and said he'd have it open in about twenty minutes.  Welcome to Guam.  "Open at Ten" really means "We'll show up around ten and get things going on our own timetable, no worries." I'm getting used to it.  It is, however, very annoying that half my church shows up at ten fifty.  Church starts at ten! Ten fifteen is okay, ten fifty is just a waste of time! Why even bother?

Anyway.  We drove around for a while and then headed in and it was so worth the wait!! It was only eight dollars for my huge family, no one cared that Warren was in a swim diaper (because that's what SWIM DIAPERS are for!!!), the kids were allowed to PLAY- it was just perfect.  Except there wasn't much shade.  But I'm NOT complaining, it was GREAT!!
The playground in the Kiddie Pool- it's the same as the one at the PIC!! Warren could touch with his head TOTALLY above the water.  But found it more fun to sit on my back instead.

We lasted about two hours, which is pretty much par for the course with Team Engelbrecht.  They can make it longer at the beach, but they played a LOT harder here.  And we were too nervous to break out snacks, we didn't want to get in trouble :) If we had fed them and relaxed for a few in the shade, we probably could have made it another hour or so.

Even Junebug played hard! We didn't take her in, but she still managed to wear herself out.  I stuck her in her jumpy to get the kids in bed for naps...

It was just so fun! I don't know if I could do it alone, since there was no shade to leave Daisy June in, and even though the kids could touch, I'd want to at least be right on the edge with them, but if Nick ever comes home, this will DEFINITELY be our go-to pool!

I know I haven't been blogging a lot, but me and my mom have been having a blast! I have tons of pics, and a lot are even already edited, I just have to get to where I can stay awake long enough after the kids go to bed to post them.  Phew!


  1. The pic of your wee one sleeping is too adorable! I've been wanting to take the boys up there, probably after summer school is out. Mine are old enough and potty trained to be able to swim at the base pool but we never do because a-they prefer Gab Gab pool and b- the principal of what they chose to do.

  2. that pool looks awesome! what's the deal with kids not allowed at the base pool? is this at navy? that's the most ridiculous thing i've ever heard!

  3. First of all, I am jealous of that pool. It looks awesome!! Glad ya'll had fun. Is there anything better to do with kids in the summer than spend a morning at the pool?

    Second of all, I am so glad you ordered!!! I just talked to my friend, Kate, who is my sales rep. She said that your order didn't actually go through under me. If it's not to much trouble, (and I understand if it is!!), can she cancel your order and you re-order under my name? You would just have to to the link on my blog, and click the "shop now" button at the bottom of the page. I am sorry this is such a hassle. Let me know if that will work, and if you are thinking that you do not have time to re-order, I completely understand--really. Thanks!!! My e-mail is, if you want to e-mail me. And if you have any questions, you can call Kate @ 410-474-0559.