Tuesday, June 16, 2009
The ever persistent rain we've had for the past 2 and 1/2 weeks tapered off enough today to let us use our season splash passes to Cherry Hill for the first time this summer. Now don't get me wrong....I've been loving the rain. My love affair with snow in winter actually shares equal footing with rain in summer. And the near constant rain has also given me a good excuse to not mow the lawn which has been nice. (I have been choosing to turn a blind eye to the neighbors who have all found little patches of dryness in which to get their lawns nicely manicured....) But the kids have been complaining mightily and begging me mercilessly to take them swimming at Cherry Hill...dark clouds and coolish temperatures, be darned! Today the sun came out and the temps were hovering around 75 so we packed up our gear and headed over. Lilian, not remembering her experiences last year, looked like she was in heaven surrounded by all those pools, fountains and slides. Brandon walked in, sighed, looked up at me and remarked, "Ahh! Mom, it feels so good to be back. Just SO good!" And it did. This is our 6th year with passes to Cherry Hill and we are making some mighty fine memories. I'm glad. When I was a kid we had yearly passes to a community pool called Cabana Club. It wasn't anything as fancy as Cherry Hill....just a big pool with a couple of slides, a baby pool and a snack bar. But oh, the memories! I want my kids to have memories like that. I think they do. And I hope to make many more this summer.