It has been so incredibly hot these last few days! In the triple digits! Enough, already…I’m looking forward to some fall weather! But while it’s hot, we are making the best of it. We have plenty of pool days and waterpark days. Our community has wonderful pools and waterparks — we are so lucky to live where we do!
Below are some photos of Aria, Andrew and Aislynn at one of our favorite neighborhood waterparks. We call this one “The Dump Bucket” because there is this HUGE bucket that fills up, and when it gets really full, it tips over and dumps all the water out on everyone below. The water comes down with such force that it knocks everyone over. The kids love standing right under it! Even Andrew. But Aria…not so much. She is “scarey” of it. She says, “mommy…I scarey!” I can’t say I blame her. Even I won’t stand right under that enormous dump bucket!
It’s so calm because they are on what is called a 10 minute “safety break” where no one is allowed in the water. It happens every hour and no one really knows the true reason they do this. Some say it’s so the life guards can take a break. Then others say it’s so all the kids can use the restrooms (thus cutting down the risk that they will use the pool as a bathroom!) and then others say it’s so they can check the water for bacteria. Who knows…maybe all of the above are true. Anyway, in this photo with Andrew you can see the big red dump bucket – isn’t it huge? A lot of water can be filled in that thing!
The “dump bucket” is at the very top of this photo… when it is full of water, it then tips, dumping all the water onto that red roofing…and then it falls down on everyone below.