Our local pool closes at 6:00 P.M. and reserves the 6:00-8:00 P.M. slot for private parties. I would go to the pool more often but I haven't bought a new swimming suit in years and the thought of spending $3 to sit there and wish I could go in the water doesn't seem all that fun. On day 21, they hosted a Family Night during those hours and only charged $1 to get in. For a buck, I'll go sit by the water.
Daughter Em and extended family were there. It's always a joy to see little kids splashing around or going down the slide. I'm usually the only adult there with a camera, which makes me feel somewhat pervish, so I make sure I am obvious about only taking pictures of the people I know. I also do a little creative cropping of photos to eliminate any strangers in the background or any immodesty. It was a beautiful night and well worth the dollar.
Baby Elephant and Em (and M&Ms)
Holy Cheeto Face!
River and Dash
Baby Elephant squirting her mom and not feeling one bit sorry about it
I've been diligently trying to get some good pictures of Avatar, but he's getting older now so this is what I usually get.
(Yes, there is an "r" in there; I double-checked)
Undoubtedly I shall have to study up on some paparazzi tricks. I'll let you know how it goes.