For Alex's birthday, and the Memorial Day weekend we decided to become the proud owners of an above ground pool - ladder and all. Yes, that is correct, while we might have moved to a better zip code you can't shake off the trash. I was highly concerned that our neighbors would turn us into the homeowners association, but they claim to not be members so I think we are safe so far.
One of our friends (thanks again, Kyle) and his family had a snazzy above-ground and he told Alex that after work to come home and sit in the pool with a beer, you really were "living the dream". So we three hustled over to Toys R Us to grab a pool before the rest of the trailer park got there. We set it up for our Memorial Day party and had high expectations of much swimming happening in it. Turns out a big turn-off for small children to get in the pool are two men drinking 32 oz Budweisers in it (you will see them in the video). I can't imagine why. However, once we brought Baby Zach out to the pool, it did become the place to be - scary men and all.