Pools are awesome in the summer heat. We have been swimming a lot. Johnny will doggy paddle with his life jacket on. "Look at me! I'm swimming!" Evelyn got her first taste of chlorine on accident when she walked off a step expecting it to have continued for her - love the life jackets with the handle on the back of the neck. Davis went crazy for the water. I was totally hesitant but our friend took him on his first motor boat ride and Davey loved it. Swimming is a great way to get your kids to go to bed when you want them to. It was my go-to tactic for wearing little people out in Merced. Thanks to everyone who hosted us and let us use their swimming pools.