With the heat of last summer still haunting us, John and I decided we needed a plan so that our kids could spend this year somewhere other than the bathtub. Last year our "yard" was a parking lot covered in small rocks, with broken glass and nails thrown in to make things exciting. A kiddie pool wasn't even an option. This year, however, we have a patio and grass lawn right outside our door. So, on our way home from the zoo, we stopped at a large store which had pools on sale. The kids were sleeping in the car, so I let John go in and pick the one he thought would be the best. The one he came out with looked like a lot of fun, but we were shocked when we pulled it out of the box and blew it up how big it was. I think the kids will like it. It even has a small area sectioned off with a drain so the water can't get higher than 4 inches, perfect for Edmund. Although I give him week before he figures out how to scale the "wall."