We got everything set up--
water in the pool (cold from the hose, warm from the faucet)
bath toys thrown in
towels at the ready
waterproof sunscreen on
and had a fun hour playing in the pool. I love watching the imaginative play at work! Hope and Ellie spent at least 25 minutes washing balls in the bucket and drying them off. Then one or the other would throw the ball into the grass or into the dig-out, proclaim the ball dirty again, and the process would start all over. Lynnie happily claimed the pool all to herself.
We even got to FaceTime with Greg while they were all in the pool. Super fun.