The Easter bunny filled our kids' baskets with new suits, beach towels and pool toys, and also made sure to hop over to her house with a floatie as well. The floaties were an enormous hit, with kids and parents alike. We drove out on Monday afternoon and the kids were in the water within about a half hour of us dropping our bags in the house, which was our exact hope for the trip.
We didn't plan much to do, because frankly, none of us enjoy doing things in 90-100 degree heat. Our one trip outside of the house with the kids was a trip to the Living Desert Zoo. And even then, we were in at 9:30 and home in time for lunch. The zoo itself is not super huge, which makes sense, because how long can you expect people to walk around outside when it's regularly 110+ degrees for months on end? The best parts were the Australia section, where we walked into an enclosure that had wallabies hopping around. They were very clear that we were not to pet said wallabies, but I found it really hard to not give them a squeeze.
Overall, just a great break from reality for everyone. We ate, we drank, we saw, we made friendship bracelets and read books and wrote code. What more could you want?
Loki did not want to go into the pool and was very concerned about us swimming. As you can see, he was even more worried when Tim started throwing children around.