Today I went with Elliott's fifth grade class on a field trip to the local swimming pool.
We are so lucky to have a beautiful neighbourhood swimming pool, complete with high diving board and shady areas for watching the children. We frequent Thames Pool, two blocks from our house, every summer. Inevitably, we always meet up with some friends from the neighbourhood.
If I were to put in a pool in our new backyard, it would look just like this:
I know this image has made the rounds on the design blogs this spring. I first tore the pages featuring this home out of Canadian House & Home in 2009. It is, hands down, my favourite house. The back yard is perfection and I love the casual shingle style home with aqua and red accents. Casual, family friendly and laid back.
A pool would be really awesome for our family. Elliott and Audrey are both avid swimmers, the kind of kids who swim for hours on end, even if their lips are blue. They would love to have a pool in their own backyard.
I would maybe add this pool house too, with an outdoor shower and changing area. Ah, summer... only two days of school left!
Only three days until we get possession of the new house.