Thursday 19 June 2014

A Pool Party

It's hard to believe that today was Jacqueline's last day of Grade 5.  Where did the time go?  Jacqueline was invited to a pool party this afternoon at her classmate Nathan's house to celebrate the end of school.  He lives out in the country on a quiet road, his backyard backing on to a creek.

The day dawned cool and cloudy.  However, by the early afternoon it was sunny and warm.  When I dropped off Jacqueline and her friend Joanna, a big group of boys was already there, swimming in the pool. Jacqueline and her friend Joanna changed into their suits and jumped into the clear blue water.  Soon enough, the pool was full of fifth graders, splashing and laughing.  They played with noodles of every colour of the rainbow.  Someone figured out that if you put a noodle up against the filter , a fountain of water spouts out.

Nathan's mom called the kids for lunch and they munched on hot dogs and chips, their towels slung over their shoulders.  Some of them sunned themselves on the driveway until they dried off.  Then it was back in the pool again.

Later the girls climbed out of the pool and hopped on the trampoline.  Once their energy was spent they sat on the trampoline cross-legged as if they were participating in a yoga class.  Meanwhile, the boys climbed the steps to the tree house, and declared it their fort, no girls allowed.  It's nice to see at this age, there's still a division between the boys and the girls.  They haven't yet reached the stage where so and so likes so and so. They've got the rest of their lives to figure that one out.

What a great end to a great year! Thank you, Nathan!


  1. Wow. What a day, right? I’m sure Jacqueline enjoyed the party a lot. Kids their age love to splash around in the water all the time and I’m sure she’s no different. It’s nice that those kids get to think of all different ideas to have fun. That noodle idea must have been really funny for them. Hahaha. Anyway, happy summer! :D
    Joanne Henry @ Tranquility Pools New Jersey

  2. Thanks for the positive feedback, Joanne!