We started out the day with Alexander's swim class. He has class every day for two weeks, and I think it will be really beneficial for him doing it that way. Also, there is only one other child in his class! So, he's doing wonderfully, getting plenty of one-on-one time from the instructor, and really enjoying himself so far. Jack and I have been entertaining ourselves poolside with goldfish and lift-the-flap books!
Next, home for lunch. Then, straight to our pool where we swam for a while, played on the playground for a while, and then swam some more. We spent a total of 4 hours there! That's what I call a nice, long summer day at the pool!
After some quiet time at home with a movie, we walked down to the lake for the Lakeside Festival in honor of National Night Out. There were regular balloons, a talented balloon twister (Alexander tested his abilities by asking for a snake), a moonbounce, pony rides, Famous Dave's BBQ, lollipops, paddleboats in the lake, fire trucks to explore, remote control cars, and more. And it was all free! We stayed until about 7:15, and Jack passed out in the stroller on the way home. That was quite a day for my little guy!